Squared Away

The shoulder workout that took Juan "Diesel" Morel to the next level.
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Don’t bother suggesting anything to Juan Morel to make his workout easier. As a matter of fact, don’t even think about it. The native New Yorker has no desire to simplify his gym time and will even look to make it harder on himself to push it to the limit—with each and every rep.

Take the way he performs one of the staple movements for deltoid development, making sure to include behind-the-neck presses in his repertoire but choosing to do them standing instead of seated.

“I’ve been performing them like that since I first started training,” says Morel. “I just prefer picking the weight up from the floor rather than off a rack. It feels more hardcore that way to me. “I don’t want to be bothered with anything that seems too easy.”

This one exercise being done in that fashion is a microcosm of Morel’s entire workout routine, which consists of six days on and one off. Each and every body part is worked twice per week, with shoulders hit every Tuesday and Friday. But what makes it even more interesting is that Morel will do a two-a-day split with back on those same days, doing shoulders in the morning on the former and the afternoon on the latter.

MOREL'S TRAINING SPLIT

MONDAY: CHEST(AM), BICEPS & TRICEPS (PM)

TUESDAY: SHOULDERS (AM), BACK (PM)

WEDNESDAY: QUADS (AM), HAMSTRINGS (PM)

THURSDAY: CHEST (AM), BICEPS & TRICEPS (PM)

FRIDAY: BACK (AM), SHOULDERS (PM)

SATURDAY: QUADS (AM), HAMSTRINGS (PM)

SUNDAY: OFF

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