-A heavy, excessive depth full physique exercise impressed by Mike Mentor, however with a little bit extra quantity thrown in together with rehab and lively restoration on the remaining days.
Excessive Depth coaching is a method of weight lifting that focuses on doing strict managed actions to the purpose of muscular failure throughout transient, rare exercises. In essence, this fashion of coaching entails figuring out extraordinarily laborious, usually occasions coaching the complete physique in someday, with loads of relaxation days in between classes for restoration and development. First popularized by Arthur Jones, the founding father of Nautilus train gear, excessive depth coaching was later tweaked and additional advocated by the late Mike Mentzer, a Mr. Universe winner from the golden period of bodybuilding.
Having studied Mike Mentzer’s tackle Excessive Depth Coaching, I preferred the thought of a full physique exercise taking every muscle group to failure. After the large pressure a exercise like that’s certain to position on the physique and the nervous system, it’s frequent sense that you will want a number of days to recuperate. Nonetheless, I like to coach and might by no means think about taking a break day. Within the spirit of wanting to present a few of Mentzer’s Excessive Depth ideas a attempt however nonetheless adhere to my very own no days off schedule I made a decision to place collectively a plan – the Full Physique Blast Off.
The Full Physique Blast off is a heavy, excessive depth full physique routine that’s accomplished each 4 days. The principle routine on Day 1 incorporates solely 5 large compound lifts and each is finished till failure utilizing the rep scheme 20, 10, 10, 5, 5, 3, 2, 1 and ending with a 5/10/20/50 strip down. The exercise ends with a 6 minute set of various plank positions.
Day 2 is an lively restoration day with 25 minutes of sunshine cardio and a few a lot wanted foam rolling for the muscle mass of the decrease physique.
Day 3 begins with a pre-hab routine designed to enhance activation, appropriate imbalances and enhance flexibility. As soon as the pre-hab routine is full, you’ll full 5 rounds of a body weight circuit designed to get the blood shifting and exercise any lingering soreness from the day 1 exercise.
As you possibly can see from the overview, this isn’t a basic excessive depth coaching routine, however one which follows a number of of Mentzers ideas however with my twist on them. For starters, I all the time imagine that there’s something you are able to do every day exercise clever. So that you’re actually sore from the complete physique routine? Taking a break day from heavy lifting is a good suggestion, however taking a break day utterly from coaching shouldn’t be an possibility. Lively cardio, pre hab routines, and physique weight actions are a great way to permit your physique to recuperate and develop however nonetheless get one thing completed within the health club. One other precept of Mentzer’s was taking every train to absolute failure – both through tremendous sluggish reps, negatives or lengthy paused contractions to finish a set. Though I like this concept, I felt the best approach for most individuals – together with novice lifters or lifters who wouldn’t have the luxurious of a coaching associate – to attain whole fatigue was to incorporate a excessive rep drop set to finish every train.
Day 1of this routine is the place all of the heavy lifting is finished. The workout routines used are Squat, Bench, Deadlift, Standing Overhead Dumbbell Press, and a single arm Dumbbell Bent over Row, Every week you’ll alternate these workout routines with an identical variation then change again the next week. Squat switches out to Entrance Squat, Bench is changed by Incline Bench, typical Deadlift turns into Sumo Deadlift, Overhead press turns into an Iso-Press, and DB Row will get subbed out for T-Bar Row. For every train begin with a heat up set of 20 reps with the bar solely to get the motion sample down. Subsequent begin with a light-weight weight for 10 reps, then a heavier set for a troublesome 10. Two heavy units of 5 ought to let you work as much as a the correct beginning weight for a 3, 2, 1 ending at or near your max. Following the heavy single, decrease the burden to what you used on the primary set of 5 and carry out a 5/10/20/50 strip down. Relaxation roughly a minute between every set, and not more than 2-3 minutes between workout routines. Simply to present you an thought of the right way to construction your units and weights, right here is an instance:
20 x bar solely
10 x 135
10 x 225
5 x 245
5 x 275
3 x 315
2 x 335
1 x 365
5 x 245/10 x 185/20 x 135/50 x bar
The above weights are simply an instance, be sure that to scale every little thing based mostly in your power, expertise and skill.
Day 2 begins with 25 minutes on a stationary bike at roughly 120-160 watts. You must get an excellent sweat and leg burn, however it shouldn’t be so troublesome that you simply can’t keep an excellent velocity. After ending biking, shadowbox flippantly for 10 minutes. In case you don’t know the right way to shadowbox (or really feel like an fool doing it in the course of your large field health club), then choose one other type of cardio that entails the muscle mass in your higher physique and core. This may very well be a rower, an air dyne, or perhaps a soar rope. The aim just isn’t exhaustion, however simply to get the blood flowing and loosen up a little bit. Finish at this time’s exercise with 10 minutes shifting round on a foam curler. In case you don’t have already got one I extremely advocate getting one. Nothing feels higher the day after a troublesome session than smashing and rolling round to loosen up and work the soreness out of your legs, gluten and hips. It’s like having your individual private deep tissue masseuse that matches in your health club bag.
Day 3begins with my normal damage prevention/pre-hab/core activation routine. Here’s a description of every motion or place:
-Achilles Stretch – 10. Begin by standing along with your toes on a block or a plate and permit your heals to decrease to the bottom, stretching the calves. Bend ahead and contact your toes,concurrently pulling them up away from the ground.
-Strolling Stretch – 5. Contact your toes, stroll your fingers out right into a push up place and as far previous that as you’ll be able to whereas holding your core tight. Stroll your ft as much as your fingers holding your legs as straight as attainable.
-Lunge Twist – 5/5.Step out right into a lunge and place your reverse hand on the bottom. Stretch your similar aspect elbow towards the in step of your entrance leg then twist your shoulders as you attain that hand in direction of the ceiling.
-Butterflys – 12 –sit on the bottom along with your again in opposition to the wall and your ft in entrance of you with the soles pushed collectively. Increase your fingers up overhead and again down (consider making a snow angel) as you press your arms again into the wall.
-3 approach shoulders – 12. Lay face down along with your arms prolonged in entrance of you in a Y place and lift your arms off the bottom. Do 12 along with your thumbs up, 12 with thumbs rotated down, and 12 along with your arms bent at 90 levels.
-Thoracic Twist – 10/10 – get on all fours and place one hand behind your head. Rotate your elbow down till it touches your thigh then rotate up till that elbow factors in direction of the ceiling.
-Upward Canine/Downward Canine – 5/5. Begin in a push up place then arch your hips up and push your shoulders down till you might be in an “A-frame” place. Maintain for a number of seconds and push your heals towards the ground then swoop down and arch your chest up as your hips contact the ground.
Core/Posterior Chain Activation:
Lifeless Bugs –30 seconds – lay in your again along with your head near the wall. Carry your legs up and press your backbone flat to the ground, participating your abs as you press your fingers in opposition to the wall.
Kneeling Hamstrings – 10 seconds– kneel going through a wall along with your arms unfold out at your sides. Curl your ft up squeezing and contracting your hamstrings.
Glute Bridge – 5 x 5 second holds – lay in your again in a sit-up place. Press your ft into the ground as you contract your gluten as you bridge your hips up.
Following the rehab routine you’ll full 5 rounds of a body weight circuit. Begin with 5 pull ups adopted by 10 dips, 8 underhand chin-ups, and 15 push ups. In between every spherical full 2 minutes of strolling lunges. Bear in mind – the aim is to get good pump and sweat, to not completely exhaust your self. If vital, reduce the reps on this body weight routine a little bit.
Day 4 begins the cycle over once more and it’s time for an additional Full physique Blast Off, the one distinction is you’ll substitute the listed variations for the 5 fundamental workout routines. After every 4 day cycle you’ll toggle backwards and forwards between the primary workout routines and their counter components. This routine will take some getting used to but when accomplished correctly and with sufficient depth I feel you’ll like it and see some critical positive aspects. Make sure that to comply with me on Instagram @coachmyers_gutcheck for extra day by day motivation and distinctive exercise concepts.
Full Physique Blast Off Routine:
Day 1 *on workout routines 1-5 make the most of the rep scheme: 20 (bar solely), 10, 10, 5, 5, 3, 2, 1, 5/10/20/50
- Squat (week 2 change to Entrance Squat)
- Bench (week 2 change to Incline Bench)
- Deadlift (week 2 change to Sumo DL) ***no 5/10/20 on deadlift
- Standing Overhead DB Press (week 2 change to Standing DB Iso-press)
- DB single arm row – both sides. (week 2 change to T-Bar Row)
- Plank positions – 6 minutes
25 minutes bike @120-160 Watts
10 minutes shadow field
10 minutes Foam Roll: Hips, glutes, adductors, quads
Achilles Stretch – 10
Strolling Stretch – 5
Lunge Twist – 5/5
Butterflys – 12
3 approach shoulders – 12
Thoracic Twist – 10/10
Upward Canine/Downward Canine – 5/5
Lifeless Bugs – 30 seconds
Kneeling Hamstrings – 10 seconds
Glute Bridge – 5, 5 second holds
Body weight Circuit: 5 rounds
5 Pull Ups
15 Push Ups
2 minutes Strolling Lunges