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MARS IN GEMINI EXERCISE TRANSIT GUIDE

(August 20, 2022 - March 25, 2023)

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Gemini: Brain, central nervous system, shoulders, ARM(S), hands, lungs and breath. 

Mars: Head and skull, blood,
MUSCLE tissue, competition + CHALLENGE.

 

DAILY WARM UP:

Perform at the maximum weight that you can safely complete 11 reps for each set. Every day except Saturday (Rest day) and Wednesday ("Arm day"). 

1. Bicep curls (2 sets, 11 reps each). You can incorporate variations day-to-day, in order to keep different muscle groups engaged. Please do appropriate research to ensure you are using safe and proper form to minimize risk of injury.

  • frontal plane bicep curls (arms out horizontally, also engages "lateral deltoids" or center of shoulders)

  • turned out bicep curls (elbows at sides, curl outwards on sides, also engages "posterior deltoids" or back of shoulders)

  • sagittal bicep curls (traditional bicep curls, in front of your body).

  • hammer curls 

2. Tricep extension (2 sets, 11 reps each). You can incorporate variations day-to-day, in order to keep different muscle groups engaged. Please do appropriate research to ensure you are using safe and proper form to minimize risk of injury.

  • Overhead tricep extension (with weights or machine, engages shoulders).

  • Downward tricep extension (using cable weight machine, engages traps/lats/back muscles).

  • Frontal shoulder press (obviously, engages the shoulders too). 

DAILY COOL DOWN:

555 cardio cool-down.
5 minute warm up, 5 minute full intensity, 5 minute cool down. 

Ending each daily workout with 15 minutes of cardio is a great way to stay committed to keeping your heart muscles active, without using up all of your energy by doing cardio before you do strength and weight training. 

WEDNESDAY WARM UP - ALTERNATIVE PYRAMID TRAINING

Begin at the maximum weight that you can safely complete 11 reps a single time. If you can very easily do a 12th rep, your weight is not heavy enough. If you can only do 10, your weight is too heavy. 

1. Bicep curls (1 set, 11 reps). You can incorporate variations week-to-week, in order to keep different muscle groups engaged. Please do appropriate research to ensure you are using safe and proper form to minimize risk of injury. See Daily Warm Up. For pyramid training, I think this works best with cable weight machines.

2. Tricep extension (1 set, 11 reps). WITH THE SAME WEIGHT AS BICEPS. YOU NEED TO ENSURE BALANCED MUSCULAR DEVELOPMENT. For most people, tricep max weight is less than their bicep max weight. Take this into consideration when choosing the max weight for your pyramid training. You can incorporate variations week-to-week, in order to keep different muscle groups engaged. Please do appropriate research to ensure you are using safe and proper form to minimize risk of injury. See daily warm up. For pyramid training, I think this works best with cable weight machines.

Move the weight down a single increment (usually 5lbs). 

1.
 Bicep curls (1 set, 11 reps). 
2. Tricep extension (1 set, 11 reps). 

Repeat, decreasing in weight intervals of 5lbs, until you reach the minimum weight.
5lbs will feel like 100lbs because you have truly maxed out your arm muscles, lifting as much weight as you can possibly handle without injuring yourself. Maximum healthy output for maximum gains, with minimum pain and stress on your body.

While a traditional "Pyramid training" technique decreases the weight and the number of reps for each progressive set, you may notice the Gold Titan Arm Challenge keeps the reps consistent at 11 reps per set. The reason for this is that 11 is a "master" number and connected to breakdown, reconstruction, and aligns with locking in/securing your results.
 

 
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