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).
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.
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).