Training back, if done right, will be painful.
If you aspire to be a bodybuilder then you should understand that. Whether it be weighted pull ups, gargantuan dead lifts, or heavy t-bar rows – things are going to get serious and painful – in a bodybuilding sort of way. But I’ve never met one motivated lifter who wasn’t up for the task. Serious bodybuilders have heart. They know what willpower is and how to use it everyday – not just when it’s convenient.
You’re on your way to the gym, it’s raining and cold. All of a sudden you have a flat tire. You’re 5 miles from the gym. It’s back day. What do you do?
If you’re Lee Priest, you had a Grandfather (Owen) who knocks on your window at 5am to get you up and to the gym. If you’re Ed Brown, Jr you get out of the car and start jogging to the gym in the cold rain.
What would you do? What would Arnold do? Look at Arnold’s face in the pic below. You can almost feel the muscular pain that he’s enduring in order to reach his goal.
THIS is what defines your success as a bodybuilder.
Having the right training program helps. The right training program keeps you focused and encourages you to lift heavier than you thought was possible. The program that Ed and I recommend and use is called ‘DC Training’. It’s awesome for off season growth. You’ll be hard pressed to find many people in the gym that have ever heard of it though.
Because it DC Training was created underground. By a bodybuilder who put on over 100 pounds using the method that worked incredibly well. Dante Trudell needed size fast. He wanted it badly. At 6’1″ he only weighed 150 pounds in high school. Over 20 years ago, Dante spent hours in the trenches experimenting, finding the methods that worked best for him. He came up with an underground muscle building system called ‘DC Training’.
Watch the video below of Ed Brown, Jr using DC Training for T-Bar Rows. With ten 45lb plates.