Flex Flex UK - January 2018 - Page 121

THURSDAY //// BACK Again, I kept things simple. I did deadlifts first, followed by two assistance exercises, like lat pull downs and a rowing exercise. With the weights I used, that could easily take three or four hours, no problem. FRIDAY //// SHOULDERS I warmed up on dumbbell presses, working up to 30 to 40 reps using 132-pound dumbbells just to get some blood into the shoulders. Then I went straight into a log press and finished with some side delts. Two months before the World’s Strongest Man, I heard viking press would be included in the events, so I switched to that. Fortunately it requires a similar technique to log press. SATURDAY //// FULL- RECOVERY DAY I followed the same routine as Wednesday. I also did personal appearances and media interviews on this day. SUNDAY //// LIGHT- RECOVERY DAY I swam for an hour in the afternoon, then stretched for 1½ hours, followed by hot-cold treatments for another 1½ hours. I didn’t do any physical therapy. JANUARY 2018 | FLEX 119