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Biceps and Back

 

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Ser Gregor Clegane is the largest of all of the Game of Thrones characters. However, he didn’t use to be that way. The Mountain as he is commonly referred to was not always a large impressive specimen of strength. Although from a young age he was evil (holding his brother’s face into the fire and scarring his face forever), the mountain had to start lifting early on in his life to obtain the impressive strength required to chop off a horse’s head in one fell swoop. Back muscles and biceps are an extremely important part of this ginormous “man’s” strength. Here he is below in all of his size.

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Before any workout the Mountain, like any weightlifter, will perform stretches and several minutes of cardio to loosen up his muscles and get his blood flowing to prevent injury. Please see the stretching page if you are not sure what stretches to perform. This workout will be sectioned into five separate groups. Each group should be performed without rest and then a 30-60 second rest should be observed before continuing to the next group or exercises. For these exercises make sure to choose the appropriate weight for your body, not too heavy and not too light. The ideal weight is one that the first 75% of the reps are challenging to complete and the last 25% should be of increasing difficulty until the last rep is as difficult as the Mountain deciding not to kill something that angered him.

Group 1:

Lat Pulldown Machine: 20 Reps

Alternating Dumbbell Curl: 20 Reps

 

Group 2:

Deadlift: 10 Reps

Straight Bar Curl: 10 Reps

 

Group 3: 

Lat Pull down behind your head: 12 Reps

Preacher Curls: 12 Reps

 

Group 4:

Standing Dumbbell Row: 10 Reps

Bicep Dumbbell Hammer Curls: 10 Reps

 

Group 5:

Lat Pulldown with an underhand grip: AMAP

Bicep Dumbbell Curls: AMAP

 

AMAP stands for As Many As Possible. This circuit of five groups should be completed 1-3 times depending on the time you have to complete a workout. The Mountain completes it around 3 times, several times a day. If there are any questions about exercises feel free to comment below, or if there is anything you’d like to ask feel free as well.