Arnold’s BluePrint – Week 4, Day 5 – Shoulders & Arms
This deload week has been a bit brutal. Usually when you think of “deload”, you think things are going to be a little easier than usual. No, doing 20 reps for shoulders back to back on supersets is absolutely brutal. Alright, let’s get into it.
Pre-Workout: Shake that consisted of 60g of maltodextrin carbs, and 25g whey isolate. Popped 2 kre-alkalyn creatine tabs.
Warm ups consist of light rotator cuff work, and then some lat raises & presses.
Arnold Press Standing – 30×5, 37.5×5, 5, 5, 40×5
Military Press – 40×20, 45×15, 12, 50×10
Front Raise – Barbell – 20×20, 15 10lb Plate – 12, 10
Rear Delt Raise – 10lb Plates – 20, 15, 12, 10 [I always hold for a second at the top, give it a good squeeze, and when I lower, I stop about a foot or so from them touching because any closer and the tension wears off]
Snatch Grip High-Pull – 75×6, 85×5, 5, 5
Barbell Curl – 30×20, 15, 40×12, 45×10
SUPERSET: [I had to mix things up, because shit was crowded and people were being stupid. The one thing that remained constant was the Preacher Curl]
Incline Bench Curl – 15×20, Standing Dumbell Curl – 30×10, Standing Barbell Curl – 60×6, 6
Scott/Preacher Curl – 30×8, 8, 8, 8
Close Grip Bench on Smith – 50×20, 70×15, 12, 10 [These are fantastic, especially with a great squeeze at the top]
Pushdown – 27×20, 30×15, 36×12, 41×10
Standing Rope Extension – 20×15,10, 8, 6
Forearms – 2 sets of behind the back wrist curls, which are great. 2 sets of farmers walks with 60lb dumbells.
Post-Workout: 30g of dextrose from 12oz of Gatorade, mixed with 30g of maltodextrin, and 2 kre-alkalyn caps. 5 minutes later it was 12g of BCAA, and 15 minutes after that it was 20g of whey isolate.
Afterwards I did 18 minutes of incline cardio, set at 10 with 2.2 speed.
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