USP labs Iron Day - Back, Biceps and GPP
Through the fifty-eight previous editions of the “USPlabs Iron Day” we have been able to provide our readers a broad array of training regimes to reflect their goals. Whether your interest lay in strength and bodybuilding pursuits, weight loss, needs of the military and law enforcement community or athletics, these training guides can serve as a tremendous blueprint towards goal achievement.
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This effort came about due to radically improved technology that allows us to communicate with readers to which we are ability to quickly respond to their needs. With an open line of communication via Twitter, Google+ and Facebook we have been able to provide up-to-date information on efficient exercise approaches and ensure all readers utilise USPlabs products to their utmost.
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As per our original intent of the USPlabs Iron Day, each Friday we will provide a daily training program (per reader choice), with a follow up supplement protocol on Facebook. Readers would cast their vote via Twitter (through either direct message or the “@” function) or Facebook and decide the topic.
After much consideration, this week’s episode of the USPlabs Iron Day is designed to assist athletes looking to shed excess weight and improve general fitness levels.
Back, Bicep and Work Threshold
Hurdle mobility drills, #9 & #10
Tumbling (over ten metres)
- Forward Roll (stay in tuck)
- Bear Crawl
- Spider Lunge
Repeat each movement four times.
At this stage your core will be activated and you will be ready for quick resistance training section.
Snatch Pull 3-4 sets x 6 reps @80%
Barbell Bent-over Row (underhand grip) / Wide-grip Chin-Up 3-4 sets x 6 reps
All sets are to be performed with twelve to sixteen repetitions in adherence of the following protocols:
Laws of bicep training
Contraction: At the apex of each repetition, squeeze the muscle hard for a two to three count. This will be considerably easier with the Biceps section but entirely possible in Back work, particularly in Pull-ups and One-arm roses.
Tempo: Control the concentric action and eccentrically lower the weight properly three times slower (often referred to 3:0:1).
This is performed as a giant set with thirty to forty-five second breaks between movements. Repeat four total circuits!
Alternating Dumbbell Bicep Curl
Dumbbell Incline Curls
a) Cossack Squats, 25 to each side
b) Walking Lunges, 90 seconds continues with your choice of barbell or "stacked" dumbbell
c) Sledgehammer Strikes, alternating overhead strikes
repeat 3 sets
How to perform the Cossack Squat
How to perform a Walking Lunges
Core / Abdominal Training
Perform two to four sets of each with 15-30 second holds per side.
Abdominal Circuit with Marissa Fields
Step two in this plan is visit the Facebook page well in advance of starting your training day for expert advice on how to optimize your results.
Prepared by John Davies
Photo of Joey Smith
Second from the top photo of Marissa Fields
Third from the top: Casey Bard
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