If you’re in MADRID and you want a bodybuilders gym you need to find V35. Situated at C / Valverde 35, this gym is small and the dumbbells only go up to 50kilos but in a city saturated by pretty health clubs this gym makes up for it’s size with its “old school” heart. The clang of weight’s, the grunting and the smell of guys who are here for one reason, to build muscle.
In my first vid here I had my bro, MARTIN MAZZA, jump behind my camera and film me pumping up my trademark pecs. I hit them hard and heavy, focussing on getting a massive pump.
3 X Smith incline bench press. This is my warm up. Going up with each set working to around 15 reps each time. You’re last set should be heavy enough that you just fall short of 15 reps.
4/5 X Dumbbell incline bench press. I’m hitting the muscle hard and heavy going to about 8-12 reps with every set rising to my “working weight”*** I wanna flood the muscle with blood – emphasis on the pump AND strict technique.
3/4 X Incline flys. 8-12 reps. Disclaimer; I tore my pec muscle as a teen doing flys so I’m always cautious about this exercise. Having said that, today I continue hitting the muscle hard and heavy, still working on getting the blood pumped into my tits with strict technique.
3 X cable flys. My pecs are fatigued now so I’m just trying to pump a little more into them by doing a medium weight here and really focussing on a good, controlled stretch at the start position and FLEX!ing the shit outta them at the end position. Reps are irrelevant – go to failure.
song; Fork Tongued by Capture the Crown. Album Til Death
***You’re “working weight” is the weight you reach after your warm up sets. It’s your maximum weight that still allows you to achieve the range of reps you are aiming for, be it 4/5 reps or 13/15. You might do 4 sets working your way up to this weight and then guys think, “I’ve done 4 sets! Next exercise!” Bullshit. Those 4 sets were a warm up, they’ve done jack shit to building hard muscle for you – now you start counting sets once you reach your “working weight”