The problem for Mohammad was always conditioning, never development. He failed to achieve the arid look necessary to collect the biggest checks in even the smallest pro shows, but fans celebrated his startling level of thickness. His pecs, abs, and quads were especially dense. There are shots of him striking poses next to Branch Warren in the 2005 Charlotte Pro, and Mohammad has the clear edge in density even when looking at their legs and chests (and those are Warren’s strong points, too). But the Jordanian-Austrian didn’t have as many details. Warren was victorious that day and has since won two Arnold Classics and finished second in the Olympia. Mohammad was fourth that day, and he never made much of an impact afterward.
MOHAMMAD ON CHEST TRAINING
- “The secret to my chest size is I don’t use any machines. I use only barbells, dumbbells, and dip bars.”
- “Sometimes I divide my chest training into three three-week stages. The first three weeks I do flat barbell presses, flat dumbbell presses, and flat flyes. The next three weeks, I do those three exercises on an incline and the last three weeks on a decline.”
- “I always warm up for 5–15 minutes with very light sets before my first set of bench presses.”
- “For dips, I lean slightly forward and get a full range of motion, lowering myself as far as I can to stretch my outer pecs, then power myself all the way up and squeeze.”