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Maximize Your Upper Body


Total-body workouts are great, unless you have a very specific goal. For many guys, building a bigger body is one of the first steps to living large. This program is a concentrated approach at giving you what you want-a bigger chest, arms, back, and shoulders. Nothing fancy. No special exercises. Just a routine that will work and deliver what you want.

How to do this Workout

Perform the following workout two times per week. Make sure that you never perform these exercises on back-to-back days.

When you see a number with a letter next to it-such as 1A and 1B-it means the exercises should be performed as a group. Do one set of the first exercise, rest for the prescribed amount of time, and then do one set of the next exercise in the group. Repeat until you've completed all of your sets for each exercise, and then move on to the next group.

Circuit : Do 1 set of each exercise in a group consecutively, without rests in between. Once  these exercises have been completed, repeat the circuit again - doing 1 set of each with no rests in between. Continue until prescribed number of total sets are performed

Strength : Complete all sets of an exercise at the same time with rests in between. Then move to the next exercise.

Superset : Two moves done consecutively (like a circuit) with no rests in between.

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Weekly Routine

  • day 1 Workout
  • day 2 Rest
  • day 3 Rest
  • day 4 Workout
  • day 5 Rest
  • day 6 Rest
  • day 7 Rest
  • workout
  • Rest
** - as much as possible; @ - each side
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