Workout Routines

HIIT 100s: Carve Up Your Physique in 6 Weeks

Get a fat-burning blitz with M&F’s hardcore, get-lean training program.

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If we had a dollar for every well-intentioned person who’s centered his or her fat-burning efforts around low- to moderate-intensity cardio sessions, we could make Fort Knox our summer retreat. This “I’m trying to lose weight, so I’m just doing cardio” attitude has become epidemic, as people waste countless hours on ellipticals, tread-mills, and stationary bikes, with very little to show for it. The results they’re after, of course, are wash-board abs and an overall leaner physique, which is best accomplished through high-intensity lifting at appreciable volumes.

Enter Hiit 100s, M&F’s most efficient program to date for whittling away stubborn body fat in a short period of time. Stick to the following workouts for a full six weeks while keeping your diet clean, and that shredded body you could never achieve through endless cardio sessions will be yours very soon.

GREATEST HIITS

You’re probably familiar with high-intensity interval training (HIIT). When it comes to cardio, HIIT is definitely the best way to strip off body fat, to the extent that there’s literally no reason to hop on a treadmill and run at a steady pace for 30 or more minutes unless you’re an endurance athlete. And if you’re reading this magazine, chances are you don’t desire the physique of a marathoner.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with HIIT, it involves intervals of high-intensity exercise (such as running at 90% of your max heart rate) followed by low intensity (walking at a moderate pace) or complete rest. This is in sharp contrast to the typical steady-state cardio most people do at a moderate intensity, such as walking on a treadmill at 60–70% of their max heart rate. HIIT was originally de- veloped by track coaches to train runners, but it has crossed over to the fitness industry due to its fat-burning benefits confirmed many times over in scientific studies (see “HIIT Findings”). A lot of these studies found that subjects performing HIIT burned significantly more body fat—and in less time—than those who did steady-state cardio programs.

The major reason HIIT works so well for dropping body fat is due to the greater calorie burn (or EPOC—excess post-exercise oxygen consumption) that’s maintained after the workout is over. In other words, you burn more calories and more body fat while you’re sitting around doing nothing. In addition to this increase in resting metabolism, HIIT is effective at enhancing the mechanisms in muscle cells that promote fat burning and blunt fat storage.

VOLUME 100

When most people think of HIIT they think of it as applicable only for cardio, yet it can also be used in weight training. After all, weight training itself is a form of HIIT—you do a set with all-out effort, rest, then do another set, rest, and repeat. Resting two to three minutes between sets, however, is too long for a training session to be considered an effective form of HIIT. But all you have to do is shorten rest periods and you’re doing a kind of HIIT that burns fat.

For this HIIT 100s program, I’ve combined HIIT not only with weights but also with two very popular, intense, and effective weight- training techniques: German volume training (GVT) and Hundreds training. With GVT, aka 10x10, you do 10 sets of 10 reps on a given exercise. Hundreds, as the name implies, involves doing 100-rep sets.

With Hundreds, you’ll do 10 sets of 10 reps for one exercise per muscle group. Sounds the same as GVT, right? Not exactly. HIIT is incorporated via the rest periods between those 10 sets. You’ll start with just 60 seconds between sets at the beginning of the program and progressively drop rest periods by 10 seconds over six weeks until you have no rest and are doing 100 reps straight through. The two forms of training are technically different, but late in the HIIT 100s program, when you’re resting only 10 or 20 seconds between sets of 10, there’s little to distinguish them as far as the toll they take on your body.

METHOD TO THE MADNESS

The following workouts are simple to follow, just not very easy to do. For each major muscle group, after following the HIIT 100s protocol on your first exercise, you’ll do three more sets to failure of the same exercise using your 10-rep max (10RM). Of course, after doing 10 sets of 10 reps, you’ll no longer be able to complete 10 full reps with your 10RM weight—probably more like 5–7 reps. On the third set, you’ll do a dropset with the same weight you used for HIIT 100s (50% of your 10RM) and do as many reps as possible. Three sets of one or two more exercises and you’ll be done with that muscle group for the day. Rest between all sets following the HIIT 100s exercise is limited to one minute to maximize fat burning.

You’ll follow the muscle group–specific weight training with one last dose of HIIT 100s using a full-body exercise such as bar- bell or dumbbell cleans; kettlebell swings; barbell or dumbbell deadlifts; barbell, dumbbell, or kettlebell snatches; or my own unique lift known as the dead/curl/press.

On HIIT 100s sets during Weeks 1–3, when rest periods are 30 seconds or more, perform the first three sets of 10 as fast and explosively as possible. This will help build more muscle power and strength, despite using such light weight. On Sets 4–6, keep the movement slow and controlled, focusing on the contraction and squeezing each rep at the top for one to two seconds. This helps establish a strong mind-muscle connection, which is critical for muscle size, shape, and separation. During Weeks 4–6, when rest periods are down to 20 seconds or less, your goal is to simply complete the 100 reps. Don’t worry about rep speed or control; just get the reps done with the best form possible while your muscles are on fire.

GET STARTED

On HIIT 100s exercises, select a weight that’s equal to 50% of what you could nor- mally do for 10 reps. Don’t worry about going too heavy. If you can’t complete all 10 reps before the eighth set, drop the weight by 5–10 pounds. If you can’t complete 10 reps during or after the eighth set, finish all 10 sets doing as many reps as possible for each. The next time you train that muscle group, decrease the starting weight by 5–10 pounds.

If any of the HIIT 100s exercises are new to you, you’ll need to spend some time figur- ing out how much weight you can do for 10 reps. The week before you start the HIIT 100s program, work these exercises into your training to get a gauge on appropriate weights. When estimating your 10RM, be sure to do the HIIT exercise first for that muscle group. For example, if you don’t know what your 10RM is on the bench press, do bench as the first exercise in your chest workout, aiming for a weight that allows you to complete exactly 10 reps, then follow with your typical chest routine.

HUNDREDS OF BENEFITS

While the major benefit of this program is rapid fat loss, the fringe benefits are just as impressive. Even though the weights you use will need to be light, your muscles will still get the signal to grow. HIIT 100s make a very light weight brutally difficult to move. This pushes muscle fatigue to new levels, which stimulates the release of muscle- building hormones.

Another obvious benefit of doing 100 reps with progressively shorter rest periods is increased muscle endurance, which will boost your conditioning—a big advantage

if you play sports. Even if you’re not an athlete, this benefit will ring loud and clear in your workouts. When you go back to your regular regimen, where you’re resting a couple of minutes between sets, your muscle recovery will be quicker, thus allowing you to get more reps with the same weight on successive sets and delivering a greater stimulus.

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KEY:

* On the last set, do a dropset by reducing the weight to the same amount you used for HIIT 100s and doing as many reps as possible to failure.

^ Because this is a body-weight exercise, you can’t reduce the weight. If you can’t do 10 sets of 10 reps with one minute of rest, don’t reduce the rest each week. Instead, stick to one minute until you’re able to do all 10 sets for 10 reps. Then, the next week start reducing the rest period.

# If you don’t have access to kettlebells, you can use a dumbbell.

& And do not rest between arms. Alternate arms without resting until all three sets for both arms are completed.

 

Week 1

Workout 1 (Monday): Chest, Back, Abs

Exercise Weight Sets/Reps Rest
Bench Press 50% 10RM 10/10 60s
Bench Press 10RM (From Test) 3* / Failure 60s
Dumbbell Incline Press 10RM 3 / Failure 60s
Cable Crossover 15RM 3 / Failure 60s
Wide-Grip Pulldown 50% 10RM 10/10 60s
Wide-Grip Pulldown 10RM (From Test) 3* / Failure 60s
Barbell Bentover Row 10RM 3 / Failure 60s
Straight-Arm Pulldown 15RM 3 / Failure 60s
Reverse Crunch Body weight^  10/10 60s
Crunch Body weight^ 10/10 60s
Dead/Curl/Press Light dumbbells 10/10 60s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Workout 2 (Tuesday): Legs, Triceps, Calves  

Exercise Weight Sets/Reps Rest
Squat 50% 10RM 10/10 60s
Squat 10RM (From Test) 3* / Failure 60s
Leg Press 10RM 3 / Failure 60s
Leg Extension 15RM 3 / Failure 60s
Leg Curl 15RM 3 / Failure 60s
Triceps Pressdown 50% 10RM 10/10 60s
Triceps Pressdown 10RM (From Test) 3* / Failure 60s
Lying Triceps Extension 15RM 3 / Failure 60s
Standing Calf Raise 50% 10RM 10/10 60s
Standing Calf Raise 10RM (From Test) 3* / Failure 60s
Seated Calf Raise 15RM 3 / Failure 60s
Kettleball Swing Light Kettleball# 10/10 60s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Workout 3 (Wednesday): Shoulders, Traps, Biceps, Forearms  

Exercise Weight Sets/Reps Rest
Dumbbell Shoulder Press 50% 10RM 10/10 60s
Dumbbell Shoulder Press 10RM (From Test) 3* / Failure 60s
Dumbbell Lateral Raise 10RM 3 / Failure 60s
Dumbbell Rear-Delt Raise 15RM 3 / Failure 60s
Dumbbell Shrug 50% 10RM 10/10 60s
Dumbbell Shrug 10RM (From Test) 3* / Failure 60s
Dumbbell Curl 50% 10RM 10/10 60s
Dumbbell Curl 10RM (From Test) 3* / Failure 60s
Incline Dumbbell Curl 15RM 3 / Failure 60s
Barbell Wrist Curl 50% 10RM 10/10 60s
Barbell Wrist Curl 10RM (From Test) 3* / Failure 60s
Dumbbell Clean 50% 10RM 10/10 60s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Workout 4 (Thursday): Chest, Back, Abs  

Exercise Weight Sets/Reps Rest
Bench Press 50% 10RM 10/10 50s
Bench Press 10RM (From Test) 3* / Failure 60s
Reverse-Grip Incline Bench Press 10RM 3 / Failure 60s
Incline Dumbbell Flye 15RM 3 / Failure 60s
Wide-Grip Pulldown 50% 10RM 10/10 50s
Wide-Grip Pulldown 10RM (From Test) 3* / Failure 60s
One-arm Dumbbell Bentover Row 10RM 3 / Failure &
Reverse-Grip Pulldown 15RM 3 / Failure 60s
Reverse Crunch Body weight^ 10/10 50s
Crunch Body weight^ 10/10 50s
Dead/Curl/Press Light dumbbells 10/10 50s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Workout 5 (Friday): Legs, Triceps, Calves  

Exercise Weight Sets/Reps Rest
Squat 50% 10RM 10/10 50s
Squat 10RM (From Test) 3* / Failure 60s
Dumbbell Lunge 10RM 3 / Failure 60s
Leg Extension 15RM 3 / Failure 60s
Romanian Deadlift 15RM 3 / Failure 60s
Triceps Pressdown 50% 10RM 10/10 50s
Triceps Pressdown 10RM (From Test) 3* / Failure 60s
Cable Overhead Triceps Extension 15RM 3 / Failure 60s
Standing Calf Raise 50% 10RM 10/10 50s
Standing Calf Raise 10RM (From Test) 3* / Failure 60s
Seated Calf Raise 15RM 3 / Failure 60s
Kettleball Swing Light Kettlebell # 10/10 50s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Workout 6 (Saturday): Shoulders, Traps, Biceps, Forearms  

Exercise Weight Sets/Reps Rest
Dumbbell Shoulder Press 50% 10RM 10/10 50s
Dumbbell Shoulder Press 10RM (From Test) 3* / Failure 60s
One-arm Cable Lateral Raise 10RM 3 / Failure &
Machine Rear-Delt Flye 15RM 3 / Failure 60s
Dumbbell Shrug 50% 10RM 10/10 50s
Dumbbell Shrug 10RM (From Test) 3* / Failure 60s
Dumbbell Curl 50% 10RM 10/10 50s
Dumbbell Curl 10RM (From Test) 3* / Failure 60s
Behind-the-Back Cable Curl 15RM 3 / Failure &
Barbell Wrist Curl 50% 10RM 10/10 50s
Barbell Wrist Curl 10RM (From Test) 3* / Failure 60s
Dumbbell Clean 50% 10RM 10/10 50s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 2

Workout 1 (Monday): Chest, Back, Abs  

Exercise Weight Sets/Reps Rest
Bench Press 50% 10RM 10/10 40s
Bench Press 10RM (From Test) 3* / Failure 60s
Dumbbell Incline Press 10RM 3 / Failure 60s
Cable Crossover 15RM 3 / Failure 60s
Wide-Grip Pulldown 50% 10RM 10/10 40s
Wide-Grip Pulldown 10RM (From Test) 3* / Failure 60s
Barbell Bentover Row 10RM 3 / Failure 60s
Straight-Arm Pulldown 15RM 3 / Failure 60s
Reverse Crunch Body weight^  10/10 40s
Crunch Body weight^ 10/10 40s
Dead/Curl/Press Light dumbbells 10/10 40s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Workout 2 (Tuesday): Legs, Triceps, Calves  

Exercise Weight Sets/Reps Rest
Squat 50% 10RM 10/10 40s
Squat 10RM (From Test) 3* / Failure 60s
Leg Press 10RM 3 / Failure 60s
Leg Extension 15RM 3 / Failure 60s
Leg Curl 15RM 3 / Failure 60s
Triceps Pressdown 50% 10RM 10/10 40s
Triceps Pressdown 10RM (From Test) 3* / Failure 60s
Lying Triceps Extension 15RM 3 / Failure 60s
Standing Calf Raise 50% 10RM 10/10 40s
Standing Calf Raise 10RM (From Test) 3* / Failure 60s
Seated Calf Raise 15RM 3 / Failure 60s
Kettleball Swing Light Kettleball# 10/10 40s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Workout 3 (Wednesday): Shoulders, Traps, Biceps, Forearms  

Exercise Weight Sets/Reps Rest
Dumbbell Shoulder Press 50% 10RM 10/10 40s
Dumbbell Shoulder Press 10RM (From Test) 3* / Failure 60s
Dumbbell Lateral Raise 10RM 3 / Failure 60s
Dumbbell Rear-Delt Raise 15RM 3 / Failure 60s
Dumbbell Shrug 50% 10RM 10/10 40s
Dumbbell Shrug 10RM (From Test) 3* / Failure 60s
Dumbbell Curl 50% 10RM 10/10 40s
Dumbbell Curl 10RM (From Test) 3* / Failure 60s
Incline Dumbbell Curl 15RM 3 / Failure 60s
Barbell Wrist Curl 50% 10RM 10/10 40s
Barbell Wrist Curl 10RM (From Test) 3* / Failure 60s
Dumbbell Clean 50% 10RM 10/10 40s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Workout 4 (Thursday): Chest, Back, Abs  

Exercise Weight Sets/Reps Rest
Bench Press 50% 10RM 10/10 40s
Bench Press 10RM (From Test) 3* / Failure 60s
Reverse-Grip Incline Bench Press 10RM 3 / Failure 60s
Incline Dumbbell Flye 15RM 3 / Failure 60s
Wide-Grip Pulldown 50% 10RM 10/10 40s
Wide-Grip Pulldown 10RM (From Test) 3* / Failure 60s
One-arm Dumbbell Bentover Row 10RM 3 / Failure &
Reverse-Grip Pulldown 15RM 3 / Failure 60s
Reverse Crunch Body weight^ 10/10 40s
Crunch Body weight^ 10/10 40s
Dead/Curl/Press Light dumbbells 10/10 40s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Workout 5 (Friday): Legs, Triceps, Calves  

Exercise Weight Sets/Reps Rest
Squat 50% 10RM 10/10 40s
Squat 10RM (From Test) 3* / Failure 60s
Dumbbell Lunge 10RM 3 / Failure 60s
Leg Extension 15RM 3 / Failure 60s
Romanian Deadlift 15RM 3 / Failure 60s
Triceps Pressdown 50% 10RM 10/10 40s
Triceps Pressdown 10RM (From Test) 3* / Failure 60s
Cable Overhead Triceps Extension 15RM 3 / Failure 60s
Standing Calf Raise 50% 10RM 10/10 40s
Standing Calf Raise 10RM (From Test) 3* / Failure 60s
Seated Calf Raise 15RM 3 / Failure 60s
Kettleball Swing Light Kettlebell # 10/10 40s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Workout 6 (Saturday): Shoulders, Traps, Biceps, Forearms  

Exercise Weight Sets/Reps Rest
Dumbbell Shoulder Press 50% 10RM 10/10 40s
Dumbbell Shoulder Press 10RM (From Test) 3* / Failure 60s
One-arm Cable Lateral Raise 10RM 3 / Failure &
Machine Rear-Delt Flye 15RM 3 / Failure 60s
Dumbbell Shrug 50% 10RM 10/10 40s
Dumbbell Shrug 10RM (From Test) 3* / Failure 60s
Dumbbell Curl 50% 10RM 10/10 40s
Dumbbell Curl 10RM (From Test) 3* / Failure 60s
Behind-the-Back Cable Curl 15RM 3 / Failure &
Barbell Wrist Curl 50% 10RM 10/10 40s
Barbell Wrist Curl 10RM (From Test) 3* / Failure 60s
Dumbbell Clean 50% 10RM 10/10 40s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 3

Workout 1 (Monday): Chest, Back, Abs

Exercise Weight Sets/Reps Rest
Bench Press 50% 10RM 10/10 40s
Bench Press 10RM (From Test) 3* / Failure 60s
Dumbbell Incline Press 10RM 3 / Failure 60s
Cable Crossover 15RM 3 / Failure 60s
Wide-Grip Pulldown 50% 10RM 10/10 40s
Wide-Grip Pulldown 10RM (From Test) 3* / Failure 60s
Barbell Bentover Row 10RM 3 / Failure 60s
Straight-Arm Pulldown 15RM 3 / Failure 60s
Reverse Crunch Body weight^  10/10 40s
Crunch Body weight^ 10/10 40s
Dead/Curl/Press Light dumbbells 10/10 40s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Workout 2 (Tuesday): Legs, Triceps, Calves

EXERCISE WEIGHT SETS/REPS REST
Squat 50% 10 RM 10/10   30 sec.
Squat 10 RM (from test) 3*/to failure 60 sec.
Leg Press  12 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Leg Extension 20 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Leg Curl 20 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Triceps Pressdown 50% 10RM   10/10 30 sec.
Triceps Pressdown 10 RM (from test) 3*/to failure 60 sec.
Lying Triceps Extension 20 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Standing Calf Raise    50% 10 RM 10/10   30 sec.
Standing Calf Raise    10 RM (from test) 3*/to failure   60 sec.
Seated Calf Raise 20 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Kettlebell Swing  light kettlebell#  10/10 30 sec.
 

Workout 3 (Wednesday): Shoulders, Traps, Biceps, Forearms

EXERCISE WEIGHT SETS/REPS REST
Dumbbell Shoulder Press 50% 10 RM 10/10   20 sec.
Dumbbell Shoulder Press 10 RM (from test) 3*/to failure 60 sec.
Dumbbell lateral Raise 12 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Dumbbell Rear Delt Raise 20 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Dumbbell Shrug 50% 10 RM (from test) 10/10 30 sec.
Dumbbell Shrug 10 RM (from test) 3*/to failure 60 sec.
Dumbbell Curl  50% 10 RM 10/10 30 sec.
Dumbbell Curl 10 RM (from test) 3/to failure 60 sec.
Incline Dumbbell Curl 20 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Barbell Wrist Curl 50% 10 RM 10/10   30 sec.
Barbell Wrist Curl   10 RM (from test) 3*/to failure 60 sec.
Dumbbell Cleans 50% 10 RM  10/10 30 sec.
 

Workout 4 (Thursday): Chest, Back, Abs

EXERCISE WEIGHT SETS/REPS REST
Bench Press 50% 10 RM 10/10   30 sec.
Bench Press 10 RM (from test) 3*/to failure 60 sec.
Reverse Grip Incline Press    12 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Incline Dumbbell Flye 20 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Wide-Grip Pulldown 50% 10 RM 10/10 30 sec.
Wide-Grip Pulldown   10 RM (from test)   3*/to failure 30 sec.
One Arm Bent Over Row   12 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Reverse Grip Pulldown  20 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Reverse Crunch     body weight^   10/10   30 sec.
Crunch     body weight^  10/10  30 sec.
Dead/Curl/Press     light dumbbells   10/10 30 sec.
 

Workout 5 (Friday): Legs, Triceps, Calves

EXERCISE WEIGHT SETS/REPS REST
Squat 50% 10 RM 10/10   30 sec.
Squat 10 RM (from test) 3*/to failure 60 sec.
Dumbbell Lunge   12 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Leg Extension  20 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Romanian Deadlift 20 RM 3/to failure 30 sec.
Triceps Pressdown   50% 10 RM  10/10 60 sec.
Triceps Pressdown  10 RM (from test) 3*/to failure 60 sec.
Cable Overhead Tri-Ext 20 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Standing Calf Raise   50% 10 RM 10/10   30 sec.
Standing Calf Raise      10 RM (from test) 3*/to failure 60 sec.
Seated Calf Raise       20 RM 3/to failure 30 sec.
Kettlebell Swing   light kettlebell# 10/10 20 sec.

Workout 6 (Saturday): Shoulders, Traps, Biceps, Forearms

EXERCISE WEIGHT SETS/REPS REST
Dumbbell Shoulder Press 50% 10 RM 10/10   30 sec.
Dumbbell Shoulder Press 10 RM (from test) 3*/to failure 60 sec.
One-Arm Cable Lateral Raise 12 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Machine Rear Delt Flye 20 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Dumbbell Shrug 50% 10 RM 10/10 30 sec.
Dumbbell Shrug 10 RM (from test)  3*/to failure 60 sec.
Dumbbell Curl 50% 10 RM 10/10 30 sec.
Dumbbell Curl 10 RM (from test)  3/to failure 60 sec.
Behind-the-Back Cable Curl   20RM 3/to failure  60 sec.
Barbell Wrist Curl 50% 10 RM 10/10   30 sec.
Barbell Wrist Curl 10 RM (from test) 3*/to failure 60 sec.
Dumbbell Cleans   50% 10 RM 10/10 20 sec.

Week 4

Workout 1 (Monday): Chest, Back, Abs  

EXERCISE WEIGHT SETS/REPS REST
Bench Press HIIT 100s  50% 10 RM 10/10   20 sec.
Bench Press 10 RM (from test) 3*/to failure 60 sec.
Dumbbell Incline Press    12 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Cable Crossover   20 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Wide-Grip Pulldown 50% 10 RM 10/10 20 sec.
Wide-Grip Pulldown   10 RM (from test)   3*/to failure 60 sec.
Barbell Bent-Over Row   12 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Straight-Arm Pulldown  20 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Reverse Crunch     body weight^   10/10   20 sec.
Crunch     body weight^  10/10  20 sec.
Dead/Curl/Press     light dumbbells   10/10 20 sec.
 

Workout 2 (Tuesday): Legs, Triceps, Calves

EXERCISE WEIGHT SETS/REPS REST
Squat 50% 10 RM 10/10   20 sec.
Squat 10 RM (from test) 3*/to failure 60 sec.
Leg Press  12 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Leg Extension 20 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Leg Curl 20 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Triceps Pressdown 50% 10RM   10/10 20 sec.
Triceps Pressdown 10 RM (from test) 3*/to failure 60 sec.
Lying Triceps Extension 20 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Standing Calf Raise    50% 10 RM 10/10   20 sec.
Standing Calf Raise    10 RM (from test) 3*/to failure   60 sec.
Seated Calf Raise 20 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Kettlebell Swing  light kettlebell#  10/10 20 sec.

Workout 3 (Wednesday): Shoulders, Traps, Biceps, Forearms

EXERCISE WEIGHT SETS/REPS REST
Dumbbell Shoulder Press 50% 10 RM 10/10   20 sec.
Dumbbell Shoulder Press 10 RM (from test) 3*/to failure 60 sec.
Dumbbell lateral Raise 12 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Dumbbell Rear Delt Raise 20 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Dumbbell Shrug 10 RM (from test) 10/10 60 sec.
Dumbbell Curl  50% 10 RM 10/10 30 sec.
Dumbbell Curl 10 RM (from test) 3/to failure 60 sec.
Incline Dumbbell Curl 20 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Barbell Wrist Curl 50% 10 RM 10/10   30 sec.
Barbell Wrist Curl   10 RM (from test) 3*/to failure 60 sec.

Dumbbell Cleans

50% 10 RM  10/10 30 sec.

Workout 4 (Thursday): Chest, Back, Abs

EXERCISE WEIGHT SETS/REPS REST
Bench Press 50% 10 RM 10/10   30 sec.
Bench Press 10 RM (from test) 3*/to failure 60 sec.
Reverse Grip Incline Press    12 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Incline Dumbbell Flye 20 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Wide-Grip Pulldown 50% 10 RM 10/10 20 sec.
Wide-Grip Pulldown   10 RM (from test)   3*/to failure 30 sec.
One Arm Bent Over Row   12 RM 3/to failure 30 sec.
Reverse Grip Pulldown  20 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Reverse Crunch     body weight^   10/10   20 sec.
Crunch     body weight^  10/10  20 sec.
Dead/Curl/Press     light dumbbells   10/10 20 sec.

Workout 5 (Friday): Legs, Triceps, Calves

EXERCISE WEIGHT SETS/REPS REST
Squat 50% 10 RM 10/10   20 sec.
Squat 10 RM (from test) 3*/to failure 60 sec.
Dumbbell Lunge   12 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Leg Extension  20 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Romanian Deadlift 20 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Triceps Pressdown   50% 10 RM  10/10 20 sec.
Triceps Pressdown  10 RM (from test) 3*/to failure 60 sec.
Cable Overhead Tri-Ext 20 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Standing Calf Raise   50% 10 RM 10/10   20 sec.
Standing Calf Raise      10 RM (from test) 3*/to failure 60 sec.
Seated Calf Raise       20 RM 3/to failure 30 sec.

Workout 6 (Saturday): Shoulders, Traps, Biceps, Forearms

EXERCISE WEIGHT SETS/REPS REST
Dumbbell Shoulder Press 50% 10 RM 10/10   20 sec.
Dumbbell Shoulder Press 10 RM (from test) 3*/to failure 60 sec.
One-Arm Cable Lateral Raise 12 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Machine Rear Delt Flye 20 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Dumbbell Shrug 50% 10 RM 10/10 20 sec.
Dumbbell Shrug 10 RM (from test)  3*/to failure 60 sec.
Dumbbell Curl 50% 10 RM 10/10 20 sec.
Dumbbell Curl 10 RM (from test)  3/to failure 60 sec.
Behind-the-Back Cable Curl   20RM 3/to failure  60 sec.
Barbell Wrist Curl 50% 10 RM 10/10   30 sec.
Barbell Wrist Curl 10 RM (from test) 3*/to failure 60 sec.
 

Week 5

Workout 1 (Monday): Chest, Back, Abs  

EXERCISE WEIGHT SETS/REPS REST
Bench Press  50% 10 RM 10/10   10 sec.
Bench Press 10 RM (from test) 3*/to failure 60 sec.
Dumbbell Incline Press    15 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Cable Crossover   30 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Wide-Grip Pulldown 50% 10 RM 10/10 10 sec.
Wide-Grip Pulldown   10 RM (from test)   3*/to failure 60 sec.
Barbell Bent-Over Row   15 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Straight-Arm Pulldown  30 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Reverse Crunch     body weight^   10/10   10 sec.
Crunch     body weight^  10/10  10 sec.
Dead/Curl/Press     light dumbbells   10/10 10 sec.

Workout 2 (Tuesday): Legs, Triceps, Calves

EXERCISE WEIGHT SETS/REPS REST
Squat 50% 10 RM 10/10   10 sec.
Squat 10 RM (from test) 3*/to failure 60 sec.
Leg Press  15 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Leg Extension 30 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Leg Curl 30 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Triceps Pressdown 50% 10RM   10/10 10 sec.
Triceps Pressdown 10 RM (from test) 3*/to failure 60 sec.
Lying Triceps Extension 30 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Standing Calf Raise    50% 10 RM 10/10   10 sec.
Standing Calf Raise    10 RM (from test) 3*/to failure   60 sec.
Seated Calf Raise 30 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Kettlebell Swing  light kettlebell#  10/10 10 sec.
 

Workout 3 (Wednesday): Shoulders, Traps, Biceps, Forearms

EXERCISE WEIGHT SETS/REPS REST
Dumbbell Shoulder Press 50% 10 RM 10/10   10 sec.
Dumbbell Shoulder Press 10 RM (from test) 3*/to failure 60 sec.
Dumbbell lateral Raise 15 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Dumbbell Rear Delt Raise 30 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Dumbbell Shrug 50% 10 RM (from test) 10/10 10 sec.
Dumbbell Shrug 10 RM (from test) 3*/to failure 60 sec.
Dumbbell Curl  50% 10 RM 10/10 10 sec.
Dumbbell Curl 10 RM (from test) 3/to failure 60 sec.
Incline Dumbbell Curl 30 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Barbell Wrist Curl 50% 10 RM 10/10   10 sec.
Barbell Wrist Curl   10 RM (from test) 3*/to failure 60 sec.
Dumbbell Cleans 50% 10 RM  10/10 10 sec.
 

Workout 4 (Thursday): Chest, Back, Abs

EXERCISE WEIGHT SETS/REPS REST
Bench Press 50% 10 RM 10/10   10 sec.
Bench Press 10 RM (from test) 3*/to failure 60 sec.
Reverse Grip Incline Press    15 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Incline Dumbbell Flye 50 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Wide-Grip Pulldown 50% 10 RM 10/10 10 sec.
Wide-Grip Pulldown   10 RM (from test)   3*/to failure 30 sec.
One Arm Bent Over Row   15 RM 3/to failure 30 sec.
Reverse Grip Pulldown  30 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Reverse Crunch     body weight^   10/10   10 sec.
Crunch     body weight^  10/10  10 sec.
Dead/Curl/Press     light dumbbells   10/10 10 sec.

Workout 5 (Friday): Legs, Triceps, Calves

EXERCISE WEIGHT SETS/REPS REST
Squat 50% 10 RM 10/10   10 sec.
Squat 10 RM (from test) 3*/to failure 60 sec.
Dumbbell Lunge   15 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Leg Extension  30 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Romanian Deadlift 30 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Triceps Pressdown   50% 10 RM  10/10 10 sec.
Triceps Pressdown  10 RM (from test) 3*/to failure 60 sec.
Cable Overhead Tri-Ext 30 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Standing Calf Raise   50% 10 RM 10/10   10 sec.
Standing Calf Raise      10 RM (from test) 3*/to failure 60 sec.
Seated Calf Raise       30 RM 3/to failure 30 sec.
Kettlebell Swing   light kettlebell# 10/10 10 sec.

Workout 6 (Saturday): Shoulders, Traps, Biceps, Forearms

EXERCISE WEIGHT SETS/REPS REST
Dumbbell Shoulder Press 50% 10 RM 10/10   20 sec.
Dumbbell Shoulder Press 10 RM (from test) 3*/to failure 60 sec.
One-Arm Cable Lateral Raise 15 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Machine Rear Delt Flye 30 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Dumbbell Shrug 50% 10 RM 10/10 10 sec.
Dumbbell Shrug 10 RM (from test)  3*/to failure 60 sec.
Dumbbell Curl 50% 10 RM 10/10 20 sec.
Dumbbell Curl 10 RM (from test)  3/to failure 60 sec.
Behind-the-Back Cable Curl   30RM 3/to failure  60 sec.
Barbell Wrist Curl 50% 10 RM 10/10   20 sec.
Barbell Wrist Curl 10 RM (from test) 3*/to failure 60 sec.
Dumbbell Cleans   50% 10 RM 10/10 20 sec.

Week 6

Workout 1 (Monday): Chest, Back, Abs  

EXERCISE WEIGHT SETS/REPS REST
Bench Press  50% 10 RM 10/10   0 sec.
Bench Press 10 RM (from test) 3*/to failure 60 sec.
Dumbbell Incline Press    15 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Cable Crossover   30 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Wide-Grip Pulldown 50% 10 RM 10/10 0 sec.
Wide-Grip Pulldown   10 RM (from test)   3*/to failure 60 sec.
Barbell Bent-Over Row   15 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Straight-Arm Pulldown  30 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Reverse Crunch     body weight^   10/10   0 sec.
Crunch     body weight^  10/10  0 sec.
Dead/Curl/Press     light dumbbells   10/10 0 sec.

Workout 2 (Tuesday): Legs, Triceps, Calves

EXERCISE WEIGHT SETS/REPS REST
Squat 50% 10 RM 10/10   0 sec.
Squat 10 RM (from test) 3*/to failure 60 sec.
Leg Press  15 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Leg Extension 30 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Leg Curl 30 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Triceps Pressdown 50% 10RM   10/10 0 sec.
Triceps Pressdown 10 RM (from test) 3*/to failure 60 sec.
Lying Triceps Extension 30 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Standing Calf Raise    50% 10 RM 10/10   0 sec.
Standing Calf Raise    10 RM (from test) 3*/to failure   60 sec.
Seated Calf Raise 30 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Kettlebell Swing  light kettlebell#  10/10 0 sec.

Workout 3 (Wednesday): Shoulders, Traps, Biceps, Forearms

EXERCISE WEIGHT SETS/REPS REST
Dumbbell Shoulder Press 50% 10 RM 10/10   0 sec.
Dumbbell Shoulder Press 10 RM (from test) 3*/to failure 60 sec.
Dumbbell lateral Raise 15 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Dumbbell Rear Delt Raise 30 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Dumbbell Shrug 50% 10 RM (from test) 10/10 0 sec.
Dumbbell Shrug 10 RM (from test) 3*/to failure 60 sec.
Dumbbell Curl  50% 10 RM 10/10 0 sec.
Dumbbell Curl 10 RM (from test) 3/to failure 60 sec.
Incline Dumbbell Curl 30 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Barbell Wrist Curl 50% 10 RM 10/10   0 sec.
Barbell Wrist Curl   10 RM (from test) 3*/to failure 60 sec.
Dumbbell Cleans 50% 10 RM  10/10 0 sec.

Workout 4 (Thursday): Chest, Back, Abs

EXERCISE WEIGHT SETS/REPS REST
Bench Press 50% 10 RM 10/10   0 sec.
Bench Press 10 RM (from test) 3*/to failure 60 sec.
Reverse Grip Incline Press    15 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Incline Dumbbell Flye 30 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Wide-Grip Pulldown 50% 10 RM 10/10 0 sec.
Wide-Grip Pulldown   10 RM (from test)   3*/to failure 30 sec.
One Arm Bent Over Row   15 RM 3/to failure 30 sec.
Reverse Grip Pulldown  30 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Reverse Crunch     body weight^   10/10   0 sec.
Crunch     body weight^  10/10  0 sec.
Dead/Curl/Press     light dumbbells   10/10 0 sec.

Workout 5 (Friday): Legs, Triceps, Calves

EXERCISE WEIGHT SETS/REPS REST
Squat 50% 10 RM 10/10   0 sec.
Squat 10 RM (from test) 3*/to failure 60 sec.
Dumbbell Lunge   15 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Leg Extension  30 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Romanian Deadlift 30 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Triceps Pressdown   50% 10 RM  10/10 0 sec.
Triceps Pressdown  10 RM (from test) 3*/to failure 60 sec.
Cable Overhead Tri-Ext 30 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Standing Calf Raise   50% 10 RM 10/10   0 sec.
Standing Calf Raise      10 RM (from test) 3*/to failure 60 sec.
Seated Calf Raise       30 RM 3/to failure 30 sec.
Kettlebell Swing   light kettlebell# 10/10 0 sec.

Workout 6 (Saturday): Shoulders, Traps, Biceps, Forearms

EXERCISE WEIGHT SETS/REPS REST
Dumbbell Shoulder Press 50% 10 RM 10/10   0 sec.
Dumbbell Shoulder Press 10 RM (from test) 3*/to failure 60 sec.
One-Arm Cable Lateral Raise 15 RM 3/to failure 0 sec.
Machine Rear Delt Flye 30 RM 3/to failure 60 sec.
Dumbbell Shrug 50% 10 RM 10/10 0 sec.
Dumbbell Shrug 10 RM (from test)  3*/to failure 60 sec.
Dumbbell Curl 50% 10 RM 10/10 0 sec.
Dumbbell Curl 10 RM (from test)  3/to failure 60 sec.
Behind-the-Back Cable Curl   30RM 3/to failure  60 sec.
Barbell Wrist Curl 50% 10 RM 10/10   0 sec.
Barbell Wrist Curl 10 RM (from test) 3*/to failure 60 sec.
Dumbbell Cleans   50% 10 RM 10/10 0 sec.

 

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