Thor’s Muscle Building Workout
This is my schedule for the next 14 days:
Toronto-Denver-Seattle-Vancouver-Hong Kong-Bangkok -Pattaya-Bangkok-Kuala Lumpur-Hong Kong-Toronto.
What am I doing?
Long story, and frankly, I don’t even know for the most part…but will keep you updated. (Alas, Seattle and Vancouver are connections only.)
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Question: Need a quick but heavy upper body workout for today. Suggestions? – Matt, aka “Thor”
Answer: Matt – Here’s a workout that will help any guy build a Thor-like upper body with plenty of upper back work that most amateurs fail to include in their workouts.
1A) DB chest press
1B) DB Row
Do 4 sets each in the 6-9 rep range.
2A) DB Incline press
Do 3 sets of 8-12, 3 second lowering phase on each rep.
3A) Bench press (medium grip, elbows in)
3B) Barbell Shrug
Do 3 sets of 15 controlled reps.
Question: Craig – What application do you see for drop sets? More for leaning out or hypertrophy? How do you utilize them? – Ryan
Answer: Ryan – I don’t use them that much, but they work for adding volume to a training session. It can result in muscle growth and more calories burned. So can lead to either goal depending on rest of training and diet.
Qustion: Is there a set time-frame for doing each MRT bootcamp workout? So if I start on beginner fat-loss 1, do I stay there for 4-6 weeks, then go to 2, or do you rotate between the 3, or…? Thanks! – Kristen
Answer: Kristen – Great question. Use three workouts for 4 weeks. So pick one workout to be Workout A, one to be workout B, and one to be workout C. Then go through that, training three days per week, for 4 weeks.
PS – You can still get those workouts here:
Question: Apologies if you’ve answered already: what’s your take on the knees passing over the toes during squatting? I noticed that your knees don’t go far forward at all, at least during bodyweight squats, and it’s definitely easier on my knees if I do the same. – Michael
Answer: Michael – More stress the further the knees go forward. But knees won’t explode. Everything is on a continuum of stress. The less the knees go forward, the more the low back takes the stress. Pick your poison.
Question: What’s your favorite finisher?
Answer: I’ll give you a formula for creating my favorite workout finishers:
It would include narrow stance goblet squats, swings, and some type of pushup.
There are plenty of great workout finishers you can build from that.
Alright, that’s it.
I must return to the world tour…
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…it’s kind of sappy, but from my heart.
Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer