Day15: Zumba fitness changed my life [The Workout – Part I]

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I’ve tried Zumba Fitness before…. I know what you’re thinking, why in God names did you even go there. This happened two years ago, a friend of mine gave me the cold shoulder and totally ignored me. So I invited myself in to a workout sessions with mutual  friends of ours, hoping that she would talk to me. I came in to the mirror room and found out that there were 17 girls (fuck yeah) and two (gay) guys and then there was me. What happened during that hour will never to be mentioned ever again..
When you’re shaking your hips and dry-humping the air the last thing you want experience is that awkward eye contact with one of the gay guys giving you the, FUCK YEAH FACE. Zumba fitness changed my life into giving me perspective that I rather run laps or go to the gym rather than getting “eye-molested” by Zumba guys.

 “When you’re shaking your hips and dry-humping the air the last thing you want experience is that awkward eye contact with one of the gay guys giving you the, FUCK YEAH FACE”

A year later after that , a good friend of mine got me into going to the gym (F.Y.I, I hate going to the gym). He gave me advice to try out a simplistic workout setup called “Reverse Pyramid Traning” (RPT). Here is a short introduction to the workout program (snatched from http://rippedbody.jp/):

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Martin B, he has so much muscles he couldn’t even fit in one single photo… SHIEEEEEET. Zumba Fitness made this body, Ofc NOT, are you high? 

There are four key exercises: SquatsDeadliftsBenchpress, and Chins. If you think you can’t get big with these four, have a look at the guy above.

The Press and Weighted Dips are great exercises also, and can be substituted in a program for the Benchpress, however for simplicity I will outline the method used to create the incredible physique you see above.

The principles of Reverse Pyramid Training are:

  1. Do warm-up sets gradually working up to around 80% of your ‘top set’ load.
  2. Put the heaviest working set first.
  3. Drop the weight, rest and do the second working set.
  4. Drop the weight, rest and do the third working set.
  5. Rest and move onto the next exercise.

“The greater amount of force you’ll be able to generate with your muscles will be when you are freshest in your workout, e.x., the first set of each exercise performed. If a set counts, it is the first one, which is most important” (snatched from leangains.com. So the basic idea is to minimize and simplify your workout session, reduce number of exercises = simplify, heavy sets with exercises that covers a larger range of muscle groups = minimize. I don’t know the in depth science behind everything but my friend is doing this and his body is sexy as fuck, (yeah I’m talking about you Johnny White).

“The greater amount of force you’ll be able to generate with your muscles will be when you are freshest in your workout, e.x., the first set of each exercise performed. If a set counts, it is the first one, which is most important”

My resting at each sets, at least 15-30 minutes of nap time.

Nothing beats the feeling of taking a nap in the gym when everybody around is working out. 

I’ll explain the details as we go on this 100 day challenge, this is more of a introduction to my workout plan. If you are curious or just want to read the full article go to Ripped body home page in this LINK. In my next post I’ll talk more in dept about the warm-up, workout cycle and the weight/rep goals.
/C

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3 thoughts on “Day15: Zumba fitness changed my life [The Workout – Part I]

  1. Since you prolly got some ppl not wanting to get big and buff, I wanna comment the “If you think you can’t get big with these four, have a look at the guy above”. It takes quite some time to be Martin B-big. A LOT OF TIME. Especially when u start from “average pee”. Here’s a comment for those who wanna “train lean” and thinks weight lifting will make you buff: won’t happen, weight lifting will get you lean and fit as well. To get Martin B-big (abnormally big, by manipulating your muscle fibers) you’d have to have more than “just” “plain” food every day. So, if you think these four aren’t for you, think again. Those four exersices work for everyone! Except if your goal’s becoming the nr 1 zumba champion. Then you should zumba. Every day, every night.

  2. Pingback: Day 22: Walking like I dropped the prison soap [9-day cycle #1] | DO YOU EVEN LIFT, BRO !?

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