PRO TRAINING PARTNER: FOUAD ABIAD

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Pyramids power up your workouts.

August 11, 2009

FLEXONLINE.COM

Canada’s Fouad Abiad was second in the Tampa Pro on August 5 and will compete in his second Mr. Olympia on September 25-26. He uses pyramids to safely progress from lighter to heavier sets on leg day.

ABIAD ON PYRAMIDS
“Every quad exercise is pryamided except for lunges, which I take to failure on every set. Pyramids are the safest way to go heavy because the lighter, higher rep sets let you warmup and feel out the weight before going heavier. Also, my pyramids range from 25 reps down to 6, so I do both higher reps and lighter reps of the same exercise.”

ABIAD’S QUAD ROUTINE

EXERCISE SETS REPS
Leg extensions 5 25-6
Hack squats 4 15-6
Smith machine front squats 4 15-8
Lunges 4 to failure

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