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The IFBB Pro League’s Classic Physique division is relatively new, and Arash Rahbar has been a consistent powerhouse for the entirety of the division’s existence. With a broad upper body, tapered waist, and tree-trunk legs, it’s clear to see why.
The four-time Olympia competitor was given full control of the Olympia’s Instagram account for a day, and he shared plenty of detail about his training and nutrition during his time at the helm, including a hardcore chest workout.
In a live Q&A, Rahbar fielded questions from fans about everything, with topics ranging from cardio to alcohol consumption and training to failure. At the start, he stressed that although he’s always open to answering training questions, he considers mindset and mentality to be two of the most important aspects in being the best version of yourself.
Watch the full Q&A here:
In addition to diving in to fan questions and giving his take on some common bodybuilding topics, Rahbar shared a chest routine that’s guaranteed to leave anyone sore.
He uses some heavy weights, but pace yourself and don’t try to jump right to his level. After all, Rahbar is literally a professional.
Check out the video that follows to watch him work through the routine.
Flat Dumbbell Press
Decline Hammer Strength Machine Press
Machine Preacher Curl
Alternating Dumbbell Curls
Single-Arm Concentration Curls
Standing EZ-Bar Curl
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Chest & Biceps -Flat Dumbbell Press Warm up 80×20, 100×15 130s-12, 140s-10, 150s-5 Decline Hammer 3plates-10, 4p-8, 4p-8, 3p-8 Dumbbell Flyes 40-15, 50-12, 60-10, 60-10 Preacher Curl Rack-12, rack-10, rack-8 Alternating dumbbell curls 40s-20, 50s-20, 50s, 20 1 Arm Concentration curls 40-12, 50-8, 40-10 Standing Preacher Bar 3 sets 15 reps
So many people ask him about cardio regularly that he even put up a separate post to explain his favorite strategies when it comes to that. He gets into the difference between HIIT and steady-state cardio and more.
Watch it here:
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———————————— HIIT VS Steady State 💨💨💨💨💨💨💨 Steady-state cardio is aerobic HIIT, by contrast, is anaerobic (like weightlifting). HIIT burns more fat/calories in a shorter period of time making it an ideally method for fat loss! If your goal is losing body fat, traditional forms of cardio are not likely the best use of your time. … steady state cardio performed for long durations won't have the same effect as high-intensity exercise. As your body becomes used to the activity, you will burn fewer calories overtime!
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