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      5 Workouts for Building a Victory-Worthy V-Taper

      5 Workouts for Building a Victory-Worthy V-Taper

      A bodybuilder’s physique has traditionally been described as an X, complete with wide shoulders, a small waist, and big legs. The term V-taper has evolved to describe men’s physique, a look focused on upper-body training. However, fine-tuned full-body training is required to build the complete V-taper physique. Follow these five targeted FST-7 workouts to achieve a victory-worthy V-taper.
      SUPPLEMENTATION Men’s Physique   Pro Physique/Bodybuilding
      Pre-Fasted Cardio 1 scoop AminoJect immediately upon waking up with 6-8 fluid oz water   1 Lipocide (with Carnigen) 20 minutes prior to cardio (4 weeks on/4 weeks off)   2 scoops Carnigen with 8-12 fluid oz of water 20 minutes prior to cardio 1 scoop Cell KEM immediately upon waking up with 6-8 fluid oz water   2 scoop Carnigen/Carnigen Plus with 8-12 fluid oz of water 20 minutes prior to cardio   *1 Lipocide (as needed up to 3-4 days a week, 4 weeks on/4 weeks off)
      Pre-Workout 2 scoops EVP or EVP Plus   1 scoop AminoJect   Optional: 1 scoop GlycoJect on weak body part days.   *Mix together in 12-16 fluid oz water 25 minutes prior to training. 2 scoops EVP or EVP Plus   1 scoop GlycoJect   1 scoop Cell KEM   *Mix together in 12-16 fluid oz water 25 minutes prior to training.
      Intra-Workout 1 scoop Cell KEM   1 scoop AminoJect   *Mix in 12-16 fluid oz water and sip in between sets during your workout. Take last sip 15-20 minutes prior to workout completion. 1 scoop Cell KEM   2 scoops GlycoJect   *Mix together in 12-16 fluid oz water and sip in between sets during your workout. Take last sip 15-20 minutes prior to workout completion.
      Post-Workout 2 scoops IsoJect   *Mix in 6-12 fluid oz water immediately after training. 2 scoops IsoJect   1 scoop Cell KEM   2 scoops GlycoJect   *Mix together in 12-16 fluid oz water immediately after training.
      Before Bed 1.5-2 scoops IsoJect   1 tbsp. Natural Peanut Butter   *Mix in 8-12 fluid oz water 2-2.5 scoops IsoJect   1 tbsp. Natural Peanut Butter   *Mix in 12-14 fluid oz water


      SHOULDERS To achieve a combination of shape, roundness, and separation, perform presses and variations of lateral raises.
      SHOULDERS
      Dumbbell Shoulder Press
      2 warm-up sets, 2 working sets of 8-12 reps
      Cable Lateral Raise
      1 warm-up set, 2 working sets of 8-12 reps
      Alternating Dumbbell Front Raise
      3 sets of 8-12 reps per arm (+5 partials after final rep)
      SUPERSET
      bracket1Bent-Over Lateral Raise: 2 sets, 8-12 reps (+5 partial after final rep)   High-Pulling Row: 2 sets, 8-12 reps
      FST-7: Dumbbell Lateral Raise
      7 sets, 8-12 reps (rest 45 seconds between sets)

      BACK While you’ll be training for overall thickness and width, focus on developing your upper back by utilizing straight-arm pulldowns, pullups, and v-bar pulldowns.
      BACK (Rest 90 seconds between sets)
      Underhand Cable Pulldowns
      4 sets of 10-12 reps (2 warm-up sets, 2 working sets) Increase weight on 2nd set (+5 partials after final rep)
      V-Bar Pulldowns
      2 sets, 8-12 reps (+5 partials after final rep)
      Reverse Grip Bent-Over Rows
      4 sets of 8-12 reps (2 warm-up sets, 2 working sets)
      Seated Cable Rows using Straight Bar, palms facing
      3 sets, 8-12 (hold poses between sets)
      FST-7: Straight-Arm Pulldown using Rope
      7 sets, 8-12 reps (rest 45 seconds between sets)

      ARMS When it comes to the V-taper aesthetic, your shoulders should be balanced with your arms. Focus on performing barbell curls, preacher curls, pushdowns, and skull crushers.
      ARMS (TRICEPS/BICEPS)
      Single-Arm Reverse-Grip Triceps Cable Press-Down
      2 warm-up sets, 2 working sets of 8-12 reps per arm
      Seated Overhead Dumbbell Triceps Extension
      1 warm up set, 2 working sets of 8-12 reps
      FST-7: Triceps Pushdown using Rope
      7 sets, 8-12 reps (rest 45 seconds between sets)
      SUPERSET (Biceps)
      bracket1Alt Dumbbell Curl: 5 sets, 8-12 reps   Low Cable Curls: 5 sets of 10 reps (optional +5 partials)
      Standing Double Bicep Cable Curl
      3 sets, 10-12 reps
      Reverse Curl
      3 sets, 20 reps

      LEGS Train your calves, period. In a close contest, that could be the tiebreaker. I have my clients train legs once a week with squats, lunges, and standing calf raises.
      LEGS/CALVES
      Standing Calf Raises
      4 sets, 15-20 reps
      Leg Press Calf Raises
      4 sets, 15-20 reps
      FST-7: Seated Calf Raises
      7 sets, 15-20 reps (rest 45 seconds between sets) *Advanced Users: Flex the muscle during rest period
      Dumbbell Lunges
      4 sets, 10-12 reps
      Squats
      3 sets, 8-10 reps
      Hack Squats/Reverse Hack Squats
      3 sets, 10-12 reps
      Leg Extension
      4 sets, 12-15 reps
      FST-7: Leg Press
      7 sets, 8-12 reps (rest 45 seconds between sets) *Advanced Users: Flex the muscle during rest period
      Seated Leg Curls
      3 sets, 10-12 reps
      Stiff-Leg Deadlifts
      3 sets, 8-10 reps
      FST-7: Flying Leg Curls
      7 sets, 8-12 reps (rest 45 seconds between sets) *Advanced Users: Flex the muscle during rest period

      ABS A well-developed mid- section establishes the rest of the physique, and this is especially true for the V-taper. The waist is going to be the smallest of all the divisions. Train your abs using your body weight only to achieve that lean, chiseled core.
      AB CIRCUIT (Rest 1 minute between rounds)
      Reverse Crunch
      3 sets, 10-15 reps (to failure)
      Elbow to Knee
      3 sets, 10-15 reps (to failure)
      Flat Bench Lying Leg Raise
      3 sets, 10-15 reps (to failure)
      Air Bike
      3 sets, 10-15 reps (to failure)
      *Hany Rambod has previously written articles on this topic for several publications, including Muscle & Fitness and Flex Online.

      What is FST-7? | Hany Rambod's Ultimate Guide to FST-7

      What is FST-7? | Hany Rambod's Ultimate Guide to FST-7

      What do the bodybuilding greats of our time all have in common? A style of training that showed them the limitless potential of their physique. Here's what you need to know about FST-7. As released on Bodybuilding.com. https://youtu.be/stoQ02JnLJc

      FST-7 Shoulders & Triceps Featured On Bodybuilding.com

      FST-7 Shoulders & Triceps Featured On Bodybuilding.com

      Your upper body will never look the same after Hany Rambod's and Jeremy Buendia's FST-7 shoulders-and-triceps workout! Prepare for an epic pump and extreme growth. As released on Bodybuilding.com https://youtu.be/7ROLmk6WSVk

      FST-7 SHOULDERS AND TRICEPS WORKOUT

      SHOULDERS

      1) DUMBBELL SHOULDER PRESS

      2 warm-up sets, 2 working sets of 8-12 reps

      2) CABLE LATERAL RAISE

      1 warm-up set, 2 working sets of 8-12 reps per arm. Add 5 partials after final rep.

      3) ALTERNATING DUMBBELL FRONT RAISE

      2 sets of 8-12 reps per arm. Add 5 partials after final rep. SUPERSET

      4) BENT-OVER LATERAL RAISE

      2 sets of 8-12 reps. Add 5 partials after final rep

      HIGH-PULLEY ROW

      2 sets of 8-12 reps

      5) FST-7 DUMBBELL LATERAL RAISE

      7 sets of 8-12 reps, rest 45 seconds between sets

      TRICEPS

      6) SINGLE-ARM REVERSE GRIP CABLE PRESS-DOWN

      2 warm up sets, 2 working sets 8-12 reps each arm

      7) OVERHEAD DUMBBELL TRICEPS EXTENSION

      1 warm-up set, 2 working sets 8-12 reps

      8) FST-7 OVERHEAD TRICEPS EXTENSION

      7 sets of 8-12 reps, rest 45 seconds

      FST-7 Back & Abs Featured On Bodybuilding.com

      FST-7 Back & Abs Featured On Bodybuilding.com

      Widen your lats and etch those abs with this epic FST-7 workout from pro trainer Hany Rambod and 2015 men's physique champ Jeremy Buendia! As released on Bodybuilding.com   https://youtu.be/ow69MRKnp5c

      FST-7 AB CIRCUIT

      Rest 1 minute between rounds

      1) Reverse Crunch

      3 sets, 10-15 reps (to failure)

      2) Elbow to Knee

      3 sets, 10-15 reps (to failure)

      3) Flat Bench Lying Leg Raise

      3 sets, 10-15 reps (to failure)

      4) Air Bike

      3 sets, 10-15 reps (to failure)

      FST-7 Back Workout

      Rest 90 sec. between sets.

      1) Underhand Cable Pulldowns

      2 warm-up sets of 10-12 reps. 2 working sets of 10-12 reps. Increase weight on second set, add 5 partials after final rep. 4 sets, 10-12 reps

      2) V-Bar Pulldown

      2 sets, 8-12 reps (Add 5 partials after final set.)

      3) Reverse Grip Bent-Over Rows

      4 sets, 8-12 reps (2 warm-up sets and 2 working sets.)

      4) Seated Cable Rows

      3 sets, 8-12 reps (Hold poses between sets.)

      5) Straight-Arm Pulldown

      FST-7: 45 seconds rest between sets 7 sets, 8-12 reps

      FST-7 Chest & Biceps Featured On Bodybuilding.com

      FST-7 Chest & Biceps Featured On Bodybuilding.com

      Watch and learn from Hany Rambod, one of the best coaches in fitness, as he takes Men's Physique Olympia champion Jeremy Buendia through a brutal FST-7 chest-and-biceps workout! As released on Bodybuilding.com. https://youtu.be/pZZzyBKH-GY

      FST-7 CHEST AND BICEPS WORKOUT

      1) INCLINE DUMBBELL PRESS

      2 warm-up sets of 12-15 reps 2-3 working sets of 8-10 reps (if you're feeling strong, add 5 partial reps.)

      2) INCLINE DUMBBELL FLY

      2 warm-up sets of 10-12 reps 2-3 working sets of 10-12 reps (if you're feeling strong, add 5 partial reps.)

      3) DUMBBELL BENCH PRESS

      1-2 warm-up sets of 10-12 reps 3-4 working sets of 10-12 reps (If you're feeling strong, add 5 partial reps.)

      4) CABLE FLY INTO CABLE PRESS

      Cable fly 7 sets of 10-12 reps into cable press 7 sets of 10-12 reps Decline Push-up 7 sets of 10-12 reps to failure (if you're feeling strong, add 5 partial reps) FST-7 superset (45-seconds rest between sets)

      BICEPS

      6) ALTERNATING DUMBBELL CURL INTO DUMBBELL CURL

      Alternating dumbbell curl 3 sets of 8-12 reps into dumbbell curl 3 sets of 5 reps (if you're feeling strong, add 5 partial reps.)

      7) STANDING DOUBLE BICEPS CABLE CURL

      3 sets of 10-12 reps

      8) REVERSE CURL

      2 sets of 20 reps