Friday: Rounding Things Off

Pancakes be praised! It’s FINALLY the end of the working week and, therefore, time for my final installment of “This is more or less how I like to train”; a guide for anybody bored enough to be interested. So, here is Friday. Or Frīġedæġ, in Old English – so named after Frigg, wife of Odin.

The man in this image is not me. I am neither as ripped, nor as…sketchy. I took this image from Predator Nutrition and hope they don’t mind…

Friday’s big strength movement for me is the fabled bent over row, which is much less gay than it sounds. By flaring my elbows outwards, this movement works both the trapezius (for neck stability when wrasslin’) and the rhomboids, which are responsible for creating movement throughout the sagittal plane of motion (what most people refer to as ‘pulling backwards’, which also isn’t as gay as it sounds).

Should I want to row the north sea, cross Lake Windermere (again, ha! Am I right?) or rip some candy from the hand of an infant, these are pretty much my go-to muscle groups. Once that horror is over, I focus on working my shoulders through different movements; from powerful shoulder presses, through painful vertical and lateral raises.

When I can’t stand that any more, I finish Friday’s gym session with a general run through of arm exercises, super-setting mid-weight sets of triceps exercises with lighter sets of dumbbell curls and preacher curls, to round everything off.

Come the weekend, I’ll typically do no exercise except that involved in drinking and partying. Come Sunday evening, I’m back at performance wrestling training, normally exhausted and hung over. Ready for another week…

So that’s it. That’s the theory behind my weekly training. Whether or not it continues to go to plan is yet to be seen. (It won’t go to plan).

About the Author
Ed Gamester is a silly man who lives in the United Kingdom. He is the harbinger of Ghost Squad, singer of Gay Bum and author of A Rum Run Awry. He fights, kills and dies for TV and films, and gallivants around the place wrestling, drinking and lifting things for glory and profit. Where Ed treads, there stamp the boots of the Guild. Ed does not wear glasses, but feels this photograph makes him look more intelligent and artistically talented than he is. Feel free to contact him: he is disappointingly affable.

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