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12 – Anatomy of a Perfect Workout

Feb 10, 2020


We discuss what goes into an actual, solid workout: what to focus on, tempo vs cadence, pumping reps vs explosive reps, myths, warmups.

Some Quick Notes:

  • “The muscles work the weights; the weights don't work the muscles.”
  • *Most* of what we talked about is related to using the inside/out approach instead of an (exclusive) outside/in approach. I.e., yes, your weights go up, but you should pay attention to how the reps feel. To paraphrase Fred Hatfield: Are you getting very inch of every rep of every set?
  • Scott recommends watching the workout sections in Pumping Iron:

Arnold Cable Rows


Scott's Warmup Videos:

General Preparation Phase

Integrated Warmup and Physical Rehearsal