OCT-18 #HyperWorkouts – Day 1/5 – STRENGTH Upper

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🆕 #HyperWorkouts Programme, the 7th of 2018!

Join in on Steve’s REAL phased-programming Workouts throughout the year, in pursuit of his 2018-2019 Body Goals – a strong and naturally muscular physique. No light weight for demo vid purposes – what you see here is raw. sweat, strain and form-challenging sets!



💪🏻 Day 1 is focussed on building upper body strength, increasing volume and dialling up the intensity throughout the workout. Chest, Shoulders, Back, and Biceps. Finish with a little active recovery cardio or HIIT Cardio (5-10mins).  


1️⃣ 5x Bench Press with Progressive % Training (+ boards on last set) 

2️⃣ Dumbbell Chest Supported Row

3️⃣ Overhead Barbell Press

4️⃣ Seated Lateral Dumbbell Raises

5️⃣ Limp Wristed Barbell Curls

For FULL videos of each of the exercises performed in this Workout, check out the OCT-18 Gents #HyperWorkouts @AdapNation Instagram tiles.

Days 2, 3, 4 & 5 can be found on the AdapNation YouTube channel, AdapNation.io #HyperWorkouts and our instagram feed!

  • Bench Press Progression – In total you will perform 7x sets, five of which being Working Sets. You take the Max weight you’ve ever lifted for reps (2+ reps) as your Training Max and then add weight to the bar progressively from 50% to 105%. You’ll look to do 4-6 clean reps for eat set, and then as many as possible on the last 105% lift, which may on be a couple. The idea is to progress your training max by some small degree every 1-2 weeks.
  • Mobility & Pre-Activation – The idea is to work on dynamic stretches and short power work to warm up your limbs into full range of motion and to do a little work on muscle recruitment timing. This will help you feel mentally and physically prepared for your working sets. That said, what you choose to do will depend on your weaknesses or mobility issues.
  • Cardio – Very little in the way of cardio. Honestly, if you go full out on this workout, you’ll not have the capacity for anymore. The intent of the cardio finisher is simply some light active recovery. To get the blood flowing into your limbs and begin the process of flushing out the metabolic waste buildup. Do too much cardio and it will be catabolic – not good.

Follow this vlog as it unfolds. Comment if you have questions or ideas.

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