Do you ever find yourself in a time-crunch where you have to cut your gym session short because you have to get to an appointment?
You’re not the only one! We’ve been there many times and it sucks!
You want to get an effective workout in but can only make it halfway through and have to skip a load of exercises. This is frustrating and more often than not you leave the gym feeling stressed rather than satisfied.
However, that’s not to say you can’t fit an effective workout into a shorter space of time.
Ben recently had a 30-minute window to train his back and biceps, and came up with this intense back blaster to do just that. It features a trio of tri-sets to demolish those back & bis in double-quick time.
Ben’s 30-Minute Back and Biceps Workout
1a. Cable face pull – 3 x 20 reps
1b. Machine high row – 3 x 15 reps
1c. Machine low row – 3 x 15 reps
Tip: If you don’t have a high and low row machine, you can use a cable machine with two handles in a high and a low position instead.
2a. Wide grip pull-up – 4 x failure
2b. Dumbbell supinated curl – 4 x 6 reps (each arm)
2c. Dumbbell shrug – 4 x 8 reps
Tip: If you can’t do full pull-ups, do eccentric pull ups. Jump to the top position of the pull up and slowly lower yourself down until your arms are full extended and repeat.
3a. Kroc row – 4 x 6 reps (each arm)
3b. Dumbbell hammer curl – 4 x 8 reps (each arm)
3c. Rear delt fly – 4 x 12 reps
Kroc row tip: Kroc rows are a variation of single-arm rows. They are a power movement to be done using heavy dumbbells. You don’t have to worry about getting full range of motion or keeping things slow and controlled. Instead, pull as hard as you can and bring the dumbbell up as high as you can.
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