To witness a Branch Warren workout is to watch a gym tornado - kinetic energy unleashed, deadening noise, large objects moving through space - and all of it seemingly at great danger to the man in the middle. In chest workouts, 455 pounds bounces off of him over and over again; dumbbells the size of fire hydrants are violently shoved up at lightning pace; he seems buried in chains at the dipping bars, and as the set progresses, those linked weights hit the dusty floor with a resulting thunder. In pursuit of the only goal he has yet to reach, the Sandow, Branch Warren trains rediculously heavy, he trains fast, and he trains with a vengeance, making the metal suffer but making his muscles suffer more.
WARREN'S '09 CHEST ROUTINE
Incline bench presses, 3 sets, 8-10 reps, 455 lbs max weight
Barbell bench presses, 3 sets, 8-10 reps, 455 lbs max weight
Dumbbell bench presses, 3 sets, 8-10 reps, 170s lbs max weight
Incline flyes, 3 sets, 8-10 reps, 100s lbs max weight
Weighted dips, 3 sets, 20-25 reps*, 200 lbs max weight
*NOTES: Drop sets consisting of 7-9 reps with 200 pounds, 7-9 reps with 70 pounds and 7-9 reps with bodyweight.