Today’s workout marks the start of a new bodybuilding micro-cycle as part of the SwoleFIT strength template. Tempo should be deliberately slowed to increase the amount of time your muscles are under stress. We’ll be using a 3-0-3 tempo: 3 seconds down, 3 seconds up. This slower pace will increase the amount of time your muscles are under tension and should really break down those muscle fibers paving the road for sweet, succulent muscle growth.
Motivation- Check out this video of Drew Brees hitting it hard in the offseason:
For the third week of this bodybuilding micro-cycle, decrease the reps and add on that weight. Push yourself to the limit and learn to tolerate the burning sensation as your muscles are broken down. In the words of a famous movie quote, “If you build it, they will come.” “It” of course refers to muscles and “they” refers to ladies. Science people.
Watch this weird dude consume over 8000 calories in one day as he documents his two month “epic bulk” progression.
Second week of this specific workout for the bodybuilding “micro-cycle.” Add some weight, keep that form perfect, and watch as your muscles, similar to a Chia Pet, blossom into the house decorations they were meant to be.
The same young man who challenged the world with the monumental question, “Do you even lift?” returns for a second round of interrogation. This time, he targets the female population, inquiring, “Do you even squat?”
Same swole song, different verse. Hit this bodybuilding workout hard on the second week of the ‘micro-cycle’, amp the weights up by 5-10 lbs each. Maintain your form, feel that deluge of blood in your muscleveins (one word, it’s a real word).
Make some time to watch “Pumping Iron”– an hour and a half documentary chronicling bodybuilding in the glory days of the 1970’s.Arnold is the star of the show, providing entertainment, inspiration, and hilarity.
Watch this video that explains how myostatin levels are linked to muscular growth potential (aka how people are genetically predisposed to gaining muscle)
Also, Happy Father’s Day to all those #SwoleDADs out there in the world! Check out this father-son duo smashing iron together and competing for Mr. America title in their respective age classes. This will be me and my son one day.