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Dolph Lundgren’s ‘Creed II’ Upper-Body Workout

Lundgren lifted weights, boxed, and worked with bands to prep for 'Creed II.'

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Dolph Lundgren's 'Creed II' Upper-Body Workout
Per Bernal
Dolph Lundgren's 'Creed II' Upper-Body Workout
Per Bernal

Creed II‘s Ivan Drago is a world-class badass, and Swedish action star Dolph Lundgren had to be ready to look the part. He turned to trainer Chris Skogberg (@chrisskogberg) to help get him in fighting shape.

Skogberg is Australian by way of Sweden. He knew Lundgren was coming off shoulder and hip surgeries and needed a program to keep him progressing while providing a protective effect. He came up with routines like the one below.

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Dolph Lundgren's Upper-Body Blast

First, Lundgren foam-rolls and performs stretches with a resistance band to warm up his back, shoulders, and arms. Then he does the following moves.

Exercise
Equipment
Sets
Reps
Rest
Exercise 1 of 10

Dumbbell Pullover

Equipment
Bench, Dumbbells
Sets
3
Reps
8-12
Rest
--
Exercise 3 of 10

Close-Grip Bench Press

Equipment
Bench
Sets
3
Reps
8-12
Rest
--
Exercise 4 of 10

Concentration curl

Equipment
Dumbbells
Sets
3
Reps
8-12 per side
Rest
--
Exercise 5 of 10

Seated Hammer Curl

Equipment
Sets
3
Reps
8-12 per side
Rest
--
Exercise 6 of 10

Reverse EZ-Bar Curl

Equipment
EZ-Bar
Sets
3
Reps
8-12
Rest
--
Exercise 7 of 10

Arnold Press

Equipment
Dumbbells
Sets
3
Reps
8-12 per side
Rest
--
Exercise 8 of 10

Pec Deck Flye

Equipment
Sets
3
Reps
8-12
Rest
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