Muscle Mass, Strength, and Mobility: Choose 3

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dr. john rusin, the strength doctor, hypertrophy workout for breaking muscle

Hypertrophy Phase One: Week One, Day 1 – Lower Body Heavy

1.MACHINE HAMSTRING CURL 3X6@30 (2 RAMP UP SETS)
2. BACK SQUAT 5X8@60 (3 RAMP UP SETS)
3. REVERSE LUNGE 4X12@60 (2 RAMP UP SETS)
4. BARBELL RDL 3X15@45 (1 RAMP UP SET)
4A. LEG EXTENSION 4X15@30 (1 RAMP UP SET)
4B. LEG CURL 4X15@30 (1 RAMP UP SET)
5. STANDING CALF RAISES 2X30@45 (1 RAMP UP SET)

Hypertrophy Phase One: Week One, Day 1 – Lower Body Heavy

1.MACHINE HAMSTRING CURL 3X6@30 (2 RAMP UP SETS)
2. BACK SQUAT 5X8@60 (3 RAMP UP SETS)
3. REVERSE LUNGE 4X12@60 (2 RAMP UP SETS)
4. BARBELL RDL 3X15@45 (1 RAMP UP SET)
4A. LEG EXTENSION 4X15@30 (1 RAMP UP SET)
4B. LEG CURL 4X15@30 (1 RAMP UP SET)
5. STANDING CALF RAISES 2X30@45 (1 RAMP UP SET)

Hypertrophy Phase One: Week One, Day 2 – Upper Body Heavy

1. FACE PULL 3X6@30 (2 RAMP UP SETS)
2. BENCH PRESS 5X5@60 (3 RAMP UP SETS)
3. CHIN-UP 4X6@60 (3 RAMP UP SETS)
4. SLIGHT INCLINE DB BENCH PRESS 3X12@60 (2 RAMP UP SETS)
5. SINGLE ARM DB ROW 3X15@60 (2 RAMP UP SETS)
6A. BARBELL OVERHEAD PRESS 3X12@45 (1 RAMP UP SET)
6B. REAR DELT RAISE 3X12@45 (1 RAMP UP SET)

Hypertrophy Phase One: Week One, Day 3 – Lower Body Pump

1. HIP THRUST 3X8@45 (2 RAMP UP SETS)
2. FRONT SQUAT 5X8@60 (3 RAMP UP SETS)
3. TRAP BAR DEADLIFT 5X6@60 (3 RAMP UP SETS)
4A. BULGARIAN SPLIT SQUAT 4X15@0 (1 RAMP UP SET)
4B. BULGARIAN SPLIT SQUAT HOLD 4X30@60 (1 RAMP UP SET)
5. LEG PRESS 4X20 (3 RAMP UP SETS)
5A. BODYWEIGHT SPEED SQUAT 3X25@45 (1 RAMP UP SET)
5B. REVERSE HYPEREXTENSION 3X25@45 (1 RAMP UP SET)

Hypertrophy Phase One: Week One, Day 4 – Upper Body Pump

1. BAND PULL APART 3X6@30 (2 RAMP UP SETS)
2. CHAIN/BAND BENCH PRESS 4X10@60 (3 RAMP UP SETS)
3. WIDE GRIP PULL-UP 4X8@60 (3 RAMP UP SETS)
4A. DIP 4X12@30 (2 RAMP UP SETS)
5A. BARBELL CURL 4X10@30 (2 RAMP UP SETS)
5A. DB CURL 3X15@30 (2 RAMP UP SETS)
5B. TRICEPS PUSH DOWN 3X15@30 (2 RAMP UP SETS)
6A. PUSH-UP 2XMAX@30 (1 RAMP UP 10 REPS)
6B. HANGING L-SIT 2XMAX@30 (1 RAMP UP 10 SECS)

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John Rusin’s 12-week Functional Hypertrophy Program