Bodybuilding veteran Kai Greene introduced aesthetics to an entire new degree all through his profession and just lately joined forces with Blessing Awodibu to share some coaching ways. In a current video with Greene, Awodibu centered on constructing arms with a collection of exercises in preparation for 2022 Mr. Olympia.
A 3-time Arnold Classic winner (2009, 2010, 2016), Kai Greene emerged as a significant risk within the Males’s Open division throughout the mid-2000s. Along with these main victories, Greene managed to compete on the prestigious Mr. Olympia contest a variety of instances. Whereas he was by no means capable of safe first place at Olympia, the bodybuilder was extremely revered for his measurement and conditioning. Greene is regarded by many as among the best athletes to not win a coveted Sandow trophy.
Earlier than retirement, Greene positioned second in 2012, 2013, and 2014 at Mr. Olympia. Regardless of taking a step away from the game, he nonetheless enjoys lifting weights and understanding. The 46-year-old routinely shares motivational messages and posts, usually trying again at his troubled childhood past.
Greene additionally took half in one of many sport’s hottest rivalries with seven-time Mr. Olympia Phil Heath. Greene hinted that the rivalry might reignite after teasing a return to Olympia in 2020, however he in the end by no means got here again to the stage.
Blessing Awodibu is a brand new faculty bodybuilder within the course of of constructing his mark on the game. He gained steam final yr (2021) as a Males’s Open skilled and made his Professional debut on the 2021 Indy Pro, a present that noticed him attain the rostrum in third place. “The Boogieman” proceeded by competing on the 2021 New York Pro, which resulted in a sixth place end.
With redemption on his thoughts, Awodibu made an announcement by incomes gold on the 2022 Indy Pro. Celebrated for citing his lagging decrease physique, Blessing took residence the title on the New York Professional present in Might as properly. Shortly after, he called out “The Mutant” Nick Walker, with plans to ‘whoop his ass’ when the 2 inevitably battle on stage at Olympia this winter.
Verify Out How Blessing Awodibu Trains Arms within the Off-Season with Kai Greene
Beneath you could find a full record of the exercises used within the video:
* Units and reps had been unclear based mostly on the footage supplied within the video
Bent over rope push down
Greene and Awodibu began the exercise trying to replicate one another’s types.
“I’m making an attempt to do that like… how do you do it, the King of New York fashion?” Kai Greene requested Blessing Awodibu.
“I’m watching, I’m making an attempt to be like Kai. I usually stand and do that however right this moment, we’re doing it the Kai Greene manner.” Awodibu mentioned.
Greene warned “The Boogieman” to not break the machine, as they completed just a few units.
Incline Dumbbell Biceps Curl
Subsequent, Awodibu introduced the ‘Massive Boogie Vitality’ to his subsequent exercise: incline dumbbell biceps curls.
“Alright, this train is named an incline dumbbell curl. You retain your chest pushed ahead. Elbows locked in your aspect. Flex that bicep as you pull this weight as much as your abdomen.” Kai Greene explained.
After they each practiced just a few units, Kai Greene jokingly tried to provide Awodibu a ponytail.
Seated overhead Dumbbell Triceps Extension
Kai Greene provided a professional tip whereas coaching seated overhead dumbbell triceps extensions.
“So overhead place like this, conserving your elbows in a hard and fast place permits you to stimulate activation on each ends of the triceps.” Greene shared.
In keeping with Awodibu, “The Predator” taught him a variation of seated overhead dumbbell triceps extensions which he says drastically improved his entrance double bicep pose.
“A few months in the past Kai confirmed me this motion, and it really grew to become my favourite triceps motion. As you’ll be able to see, my entrance double biceps improved considerably. Awodibu defined.
Standing Barbell Preacher Curl
Greene provided his personal Professional tip this time, which was to maintain the elbows in entrance of the physique to hit the shorter head of the biceps.
“We acquired the elbows within the entrance of the physique. Greene mentioned. Now, while you’re flexing, you’re hitting the smaller head, the height of your biceps. The shorter head.”
“That’s sufficient for the King of New York. I’m going to provide Nick Walker a while to catch up.” Awodibu laughed.
Standing Cable Crossover Triceps Push Down
Awodibu says that standing cable crossover triceps push downs are one among his favourite techniques for building the mind muscle connection. The 2022 New York Professional champion informed Greene to emphasise the pause on the backside of every rep.
“That is most likely one among my favorites on the subject of mind muscle connection, contractions, you gotta stick your chest out and get up straight. Yeah. Hold your higher proper tight together with your lat. Actions come proper right here from the elbow. That’s solely motion we see proper right here. You need to stretch all the best way up right here after which contract. Make certain to pause on the backside.” Blessing informed Greene.
Cable Biceps Preacher Curl
Throughout their final train, Awodibu careworn the significance of ‘discovering the fitting grip’ whereas performing cable biceps preacher curls.
Earlier than leaving the fitness center, Awodibu practiced a few poses in entrance of Greene.
“ what I didn’t know earlier than… in case you’re hitting entrance double biceps, I didn’t know that you simply acquired to up your elbows a bit of increased. That’s what Joe informed me, and I ought to deliver the lats up much more. I used to do it with my elbows straight, however it’s acquired to be a bit of increased. See, the lats really are coming out a bit of bit extra when it’s right here.”
The Nigerian-Eire native is set to position properly at 2022 Olympia given how usually he’s been noticed coaching currently. The Males’s Open standout spoke about his ongoing rivalry with Nick Walker and praised the 2021 Arnold Basic champion for his tremendous work ethic.
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With 2022 Olympia in lower than six months, “The Boogieman” is popping up the warmth throughout his low season. After working via a collection of arm exercises in Kai Greene’s firm, Awodibu is able to deliver his greatest package deal thus far to the game’s largest proving grounds in December.