These days, with so much emphasis on muscle size, strength, and power, many of us have forgotten how to train for anything other than performance. And while performance is important, physique goals such as building an Adonis-like physique can be just as vital.
First of all, your aesthetics won’t come if you don’t eat right. Because you’re constantly damaging your muscles, you need to repair them with lots of protein. Eat at least 0.8 grams of protein per pound of bodyweight each day and you’ll see that growth.
But if you’re one of the thousands of people who crave the body of a Greek god over anything else, you need to train especially for aesthetics. Get it right, and one day you could find yourself on stage with a trophy in your hands.
Abel Albonetti’s Aesthetic Training Tip:
“With arms, I make sure to do plenty of work on both the biceps and the triceps. And just like with all my muscle groups, I start with relatively heavy weight for the first few exercises. Later in the workout, I go a little lighter and do more reps to further deplete the muscle. But when you’re trying to build muscle, you want to lift as heavy as possible—especially early on in the set—while keeping good form.”
ABEL’S ARM WORKOUT
Perform A & B exercises as a superset.
BARBELL BICEPS CURL You’ll need: Barbell
LYING EZ-BAR TRICEPS EXTENSION You’ll need: Bench, EZ-Bar
SEATED DUMBBELL OVERHEAD TRICEPS EXTENSION You’ll need: Dumbbells, Bench
CABLE PRESSDOWN You’ll need: Adjustable Cable Machine, V-Handle Attachment
CABLE BICEPS CURL You’ll need: Adjustable Cable Machine, Straight Bar Attachment