101st Airborne Division veteran Dan Eslinger risked his neck for the United States of America. Literally. Attached as a security specialist to the 3rd Infantry Division in Iraq, the force of a roadside bomb ejected Eslinger from his Humvee, landing him on his head, destroying his left shoulder and fracturing his neck in three places.
Eslinger, now a national-level NPC bodybuilder with his own training business, brings a “wartime mentality” with him every time he walks into the gym—and his arm-training days are no exception. With arms measuring more than 20 inches in diameter, he might just be on to something. “Why train with a 9mm pistol when you can roll with a .50-caliber machine gun?”
Dan Eslinger’s Arm Routine
|Narrow Grip Pushup||3||20|
|Standing EZ-bar Curl||4||10-12|
|Dumbbell Alternating Biceps Curl*||4||10|
|Seated Concentration Curl*||4||10|
|Close-Grip Bench Press||3||Failure|
* Increase weight by five pounds each set.