Today was week 2, day 2 of my Body Beast journey.
You pile straight into a 4 sets of deadlifts with dumbbells. Despite my legs being sore from yesterday I upped my weights here. I have to be honest, I don’t copy Sagi’s form perfectly here. His form seems to involve his back being almost parallel to the floor at the bottom of the movement, whereas I prefer a more upright position, more akin to a real barbell deadlift.
Next up is a superset of dumbbell pullovers and pullups. Again, I upped the weight on my pullovers but my pullups suffered, probably as a result. I managed the full complement of 10 on the first set but then 4/6, 3/7 (unassisted/assisted) on the following two sets. As Tony H would say, I presently struggle with pullups, and always have. Pressing exercises are much more my thing, I think biomechanically I have shorter arms which might explain why. I’m sure you now have a picture in your head of a human-T-Rex hybrid but I can assure you they’re not quite that short
EZ Bar rows went up in weight too but weights on one arm rows remained the same but form was better than last time so I’m happy with that. Reverse flys went up.
After this you’re into a serious, expletive inducing, bicep blast. Most weights went up here and so did the expletive count. The burn here is incredible, across four sets you do 129 reps on each arm!
Then you blast what remaining muscle fibres you have intact with some EZ Bar curls. (Sagi properly cheats his last set here, a disgrace – leave your ego at the door he says, hypocrite!)
Then it’s some airplane cobras which I ‘got’ this time around and resulted in some more of a lat burn.
I have all over DOMS now, that is except for my shoulders, and guess what comes tomorrow!