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Daily Workout- Shoulders & Legs



Daily Workout- Shoulders & Legs


May 17, 2011 Workout Routine- Shoulders/Legs


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!


Please check out our Exercise Database
to learn how to do any type of workout as well


Schedule for the Week of May 14, 2011:

Monday: Chest/Cardio
Tuesday: Back
Wednesday: Abs/Cardio
Thursday: Shoulders/Legs
Friday: Arms/Cardio
Saturday: Off
Sunday: Off


For this week you will focus on doing standard workouts, incorporating both compound and isolation exercises. For your cardio exercises, you will do long distance runs. Try to run about 3-5 miles depending on your conditioning levels. 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 Thursday, May 17, 2012, you will train your shoulder and your legs. You will focus on compound workouts since you are doing both major muscle groups in the same day.


 

Shoulders


1) Standing Shoulder Press
15 reps, 10 reps, 8 reps, 6 reps, 4 reps


Stand up to a barbell, with feet shoulder-width apart, and deadlift it up properly in order to prevent injury. With the barbell in hand (hands at shoulder-width apart) with both palms facing toward your body, and head looking forward, back straight, abs tight, and feet planted, clean the bar up to your shoulders by rotating your wrists and lifting the bar while getting under it, and simultaneously splitting your legs so that one foot is in front of the other (staggered stance).  Keep your knees bent. Press the barbell up over your head until your arms lock out and fully extended above. Slowly bring the barbell back down to the original position in which your arms are just below parallel.










2) Arnold Press

5 sets of 12 reps


Sit down on a seat with a back rest with feet sturdily planted on the ground, head looking forward, back straight against the pad but with a slight arch, and abs tight. Curl the dumbbells up so the dumbbells are being held by your chest with your arms tucked into your sides. In one smooth motion, push the dumbbells up whilst simultaneously rotating the dumbbells (so palms switch directions 180 degrees) until the dumbbells are over your head and arms are locked out. Slowly bring the dumbbells back down to the original position with the dumbbells in front of your chest and palms facing towards you.










3) Upright Row

3 sets of 15 reps


Stand up with a barbell and feet shoulder-width apart. With the barbell out in front of you (in front of your thighs) and head looking forward, back straight, abs tight, and feet planted, slowly bring the barbell up along your body, as illustrated, using your shoulders while keeping your elbows above your forearms throughout the entire movement. It should be brought up in a linear motion. Hold the barbell up at the top to squeeze the muscle at the top of the movement. Slowly bring the barbell down in a linear movement along your body until your arms are hanging down in front of you again.








Legs

 

1) Back Squat

20 reps, 15 reps, 10 reps, 6 reps, 4 reps

 

Stand up with feet shoulder-width apart and a barbell across your back (across your shoulders and traps holding with your arms) Toes should be pointed forward and outward a little bit. Stick your  butt out a little and then drop it to the floor sitting backward until the top of your thighs (not the bottom) are parallel with the floor. Weight should be shifted onto your heels and never your toes. Head should remain to look forward, (not up and never down) and back should remain straight throughout the entire movement. Drive your feet through the ground and explode upward to return to the original position.









2) Barbell Front Squat
20 reps, 15 reps, 10 reps, 6 reps, 4 reps


Stand up with feet shoulder-width apart and a barbell across the front of you (It should rest upon your clavicle and on your shoulders with your arms crossed over it giving it some extra support). Toes should be pointed straight forward. Stick your  butt out a little and then drop it to the floor sitting backward until the top of your thighs (not the bottom) are parallel with the floor.  Head should remain to look forward, (not up and never down) and back should remain straight throughout the entire movement. Weight should be shifted onto your heels and never your toes. Drive your feet through the ground and explode upward to return to the original position.







3) Leg Press

20 reps, 15 reps, 10 reps, 6 reps, 4 reps


Sit on the machine with your back and head against the padded support. Line up your feet in the middle of the platform about hip width apart and your heels flat. Push up and release the safety latch and slowly bring the weight down to where your legs form an angle of about 90 degrees at the knee. Push the weight back up, keeping your back and head planted against the padded support at all times.  





4) Stiff-Legged Deadlift
20 reps, 15 reps, 10 reps, 6 reps, 4 reps


Stand up to a barbell with feet shoulder-width apart. Grab the barbell with your hands with a slightly wider than shoulder-width grip. Let your arms hang. It is very important you keep your back straight throughout the entire movement (Do not round it) and look forward. Instead of a normal deadlift , where you drop your butt, here you keep a very slight bend in your knees but you pull up with your arms hanging down without dropping your butt to the floor using your hamstrings and lower back to pull the weight upward.








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 Programwhich 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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