December 13, 2011 Workout Routine- Back
December 13, 2011 Workout Routine- Back
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 December 12, 2011:
Saturday: Cardio Only
For Tuesday, December 13, 2011 the workout you will be performing will be working out your back. You should start with a deadlift as a total body back workout. This will not only help build up your back muscles, but it will surely be a highly effective warm-up to prep the rest of your muscles for a hard workout. Remember to increase the weight as reps decrease (and vise versa).
15 reps, 15 reps, 10 reps, 10 reps, 6 reps, 4 reps, 2 reps (increase weight each set)
Stand up to a barbell with feet shoulder-width apart. Grip the bar with both palms facing outward. While keeping your back straight and your butt down (in a squatting position) stand up with the weight by pulling the bar up your shins (keeping your arms extended throughout the whole movement). Lock out the deadlift by swaying your hips forward just a little once it reaches its highest point. To bring the weight down, lower your butt down first (do not bend over to drop it) until you bring the bar back to the floor.
5 sets of 12 reps
Stand up to a barbell with feet shoulder-width apart. Grip the bar with both palms facing inward. Deadlift the bar up properly to prevent injury. With a slight bend in your knees and a bend at your waist (back is straight and head is looking forward), let the bar hang down so it is approximately at your knees or lower. In a slow, controlled movement, pull the weight up into your lower abdomen without using jerking or momentum. Squeeze your back at the top. Lower the weight carefully until your arms are fully extended.
3) Alternating Renegade Row
5 sets of 12 reps (each arm)
While seated on the lat pull-down machine, reach out towards a wide grip handle so your arms are fully extended at the top. Go as wide as you can go. Keep a slight arch in your back (about 15 degrees) and pull the weight down and in towards your chest. Squeeze your back at the bottom. Raise the weight slowly until your arms are fully extended.
5 sets to failure
Reach out on a pull-up bar with a wide grip (as wide as you can possibly go). 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 back, until your head is above the bar but not before. Slowly bring yourself back down until you hang 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. Oh yeah, and the best transformation wins $10,000!
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