Daily Workout- Chest and Biceps
July 30, 2012 Workout Routine- Chest/Biceps
Muscle Prodigy is committed to helping you with your fitness goals. You need to hit the gym often and hard. However, sometimes it gets overwhelming with what to do in the gym. We're here to break down a structure for you that will include a detailed script of exactly what you should be doing in the gym each day. That's right...every Monday we will post the schedule for the week, meaning that you will have advance notice of exactly what days you should be hitting the gym, which muscle groups you will be training, and which days you have off to give your body adequate rest. Every single morning, we will post the routine of the day, so you know exactly what to do while in the gym.
These routines are exactly what the founders of Muscle Prodigy do, so you know that you are in good hands. We will always stay committed to provide you with tough workouts, but we will never overtrain you like most other programs do. We also show you exactly how to perform the exercises with our before and after pictures and our instructional videos, in which we demonstrate the exercises and walk you through them. Be sure to check back every single day for your structured workout program!
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Schedule for the Week of July 30, 2012:
For this week you will focus on doing standard workouts, incorporating both compound and isolation exercises. For your cardio exercises, you will do all sprint based workouts. Make sure you increase the weight as the reps decrease (and vise-versa). Make sure you warm up properly doing 3-4 sets before starting your working sets for a specific muscle group.
For Monday, July 30, you will do chest and biceps.
1) Bench Press
12 reps, 12 reps, 8 reps, 6 reps, 4 reps
Lie down on the bench. Grab a little wider than shoulder width-grip. With your feet planted on the floor, back arched, and hips flat on the bench, drive the weight up from the rack. Bring it over your chest. In a slow, controlled movement lower the weight carefully until the bar reaches your nipples but only about half an inch above your chest. Do not touch your chest as you want to keep constant tension on the chest the whole time and not use any momentum. Explode the weight up and a little backward in a controlled manner while your feet and hips are still planted until your arms are extended outward but with a slight bend.
2) Incline Hammer Press
5 sets of 12 reps
While seated down on a slightly inclined bench (around 30 degrees) with a dumbbell in each hand, lie back and bring the dumbbells up to position (close to your chest by your shoulder but with a hammer grip) using your knees to "kick it up" in one smooth motion (this prevents injury). Press the dumbbells in a slow, controlled manner above your chest with your palms facing forwards until both dumbbells meet each other in the center the same way a dumbbell fly would do so. Squeeze your pecs at the top of the movement and then bring the dumbbells back down until the dumbbell touches your chest again.
5 sets of 20 reps
While seated on a flat bench with a dumbbell in each hand, lie back and bring the dumbbells up to position (close to your chest by your shoulder) using your knees to "kick it up" in one smooth motion. Lift the dumbbells above your chest while maintaining a slight bend in your elbows. Maintain good posture with your feet flat on the ground. Begin the motion by lowering the dumbbells in the form of an arch until you feel a good stretch in your pecs. In a smooth motion, bring the weights back up over your chest in the same arch as before; but make sure to maintain that same bend in your elbows throughout the entire movement.
4) Free Range Cable Machine
5 sets of 20 reps
The Free Range Cable Machine is wonderful because it allows you to do whatever you want. You can Press forward with one arm as shown. You can do flyes. You can do close grip presses or wide grip presses.
1) Standing Dumbbell Biceps Curl
5 sets of 15 reps
Standing up with feet-shoulder width apart, back straight, abs tight, and head looking forward, hold dumbbells in each hand. Upper arms and elbows are tucked into your sides tightly and dumbbells are hanging by your side where your palms are in towards your body. Curl the dumbbells up in an arc-like motion while rotating the dumbbell so that your palms are facing towards you. Pull the dumbbell up until it reaches your chin. Elbow is back a little bit and stays fixated throughout the whole movement. Bring it back to its original position by lowering the dumbbell while rotating it 90 degrees down in an arc-like motion until it hangs by your sides again.
2) Preacher Curl
12 reps, 10 reps, 8 reps, 6 reps, 4 reps
Place an appropriated weighted cambered bar on the rack in front of the preacher curl bench. Sit down on the preacher seat and stand up to reach out for the bar over the pad. Readjust yourself sitting back down on the seat with feet planted on the ground, back straight, abs tight, and head looking forward. Keep your upper arms and elbows fixated on the pad without moving them at all throughout the movement. In a smooth motion, curl the bar up in an arc-like motion until the bar is level with your chin. Squeeze your biceps at the top of the movement. Bring it back to its original position by returning it in an arc-like motion until your arm is nearly fully extended outward.
3) Chin Up
5 sets to failure
Reach up towards a pull-up bar with a close grip and palms facing towards you (reverse grip). Keep your knees tucked in under you. Your arms should be fully extended at the bottom of the movement so you are hanging. In a slow, controlled manner pull your body up towards the bar using your biceps, until your head is above the bar but not before. Slowly bring yourself back down until you hang extended again.
Be sure to check back every single day for your workout of the day!
Please check out our Exercise Database to learn how to do any type of workout
This is a simplified workout routine that just shows you the number of reps and sets. However, there are many variables that go unaccounted for in this program that we explain fully in our MP45 Program, which will get you more ripped in only 45 days because it hinges on the idea of the type of intensity you must achieve while in the gym. Also, the battle with your physique is won in the kitchen, not just the gym. MP45 includes the most detailed workout program and meal plan for all 45 days, including 300 pages of nutritional and training science depicting exactly why MP45 is so effective. These workouts are very basic ideas of what we do in the gym, which will tremendously help your results, but nutrition is actually responsible for 80% of the way you look. Also, the type of reps you are completing within your set is very important, which is why MP45 is so effective. We explain how to exactly achieve the pump during your workouts and how to completely exhaust your muscle to expedite the process of it recovering to grow back in half the time.
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