Bodybuilding Trainer Eugene Teo Shares The Last Arm Muscle Workout He Trained With The Late John Meadows – Fitness Volt

Powerlifting and bodybuilding trainer Eugene Teo is highly respected in the fitness industry, a reputation he has earned through thorough and grueling training methods. In a recent video shared on YouTube, Eugene walked his followers through an arm workout demonstrated by the late bodybuilder, John Meadows.

One of the main reasons athletes seek out Eugene Teo’s workouts is the safe and sustainable approach he takes to building muscle. With over 400,000 followers on Instagram and 497,000 subscribers on YouTube, the fitness guru reaches a wide audience. He has proven he has the knowledge to help others reach their next level fitness goals.

Last year, on August 8, 2021, bodybuilder John Meadows passed away peacefully at his home. His untimely and unexpected passing at age 49 sent shockwaves throughout the bodybuilding community. It was later revealed that he died of a heart attack due to massive blood clots in his arteries.

Meadows was revered for his tenacity and his ability to stand on stage in the face of injury. However, according to Eugene Teo, the bodybuilder was also famous for his effective muscle building techniques. It was the last training session Eugene had the pleasure of playing alongside the “Mountain Dog”.

Check Out Coach Eugene Teo’s Arm Workout List Inspired by the Late John Meadows

Tricep pushdowns

During the workout, Meadows started with tricep thrusts while keeping her palms down with her arms flared outward.

“John’s variation will give you a bit more stability and allow you to lift the most weight on the pushdown,” says Teo.

Body weight skulls

The bodybuilder moved on by layering with bodyweight skull crushers.

“While skull crushers often feel like absolute garbage to most people, these bodyweight skull crushers are awesome,” says Teo.

Bodyweight Skull Crusher

Drop-set and Partials – Kettlebell Skullcrusher

For their third workout, Teo and Meadows practiced John’s favorite exercise, kettlebell skullcrushers. Teo thinks this workout feels much better using a straight bar, EZ bar, or dumbbell.

“I think it may have something to do with how the kettlebells are constantly pulling you into that bent-shoulder position, because they’re always pulling you back towards your head, which means your body has to activate the muscles a bit more. shoulder extensors throughout the entire movement, especially in that lockout position,” he says. “That means your rear deltoids, lats, and even your triceps will be a bit more activated.”

Dumbbell curls

It wouldn’t be an arm day without dumbbell curls. Teo explained that starting with a high number of repetitions exhausts the muscles. As they tire, the two push as many quality reps as they can without sacrificing form until they reach partial failure.

“John always liked this idea of ​​getting a certain amount of blood flow and a strong pump to his muscles at the start of a workout and then he would get into a few tough sets where he would really push his intensity,” Téo said. share. “Everything has been planned in a methodical way to make sure we get as much stimulation as possible, while minimizing the extra fatigue that can build up in the joints.”

Isotension machine preacher bend

Before finishing the workout, John and Teo practiced machine preacher curls, which were a go-to technique for the late Meadows.

“We would push to a point of failure, then hold the stretch in mid-position for as long as we could stand, while actively trying to bend against the weight,” he says.

“That’s something best left for later in training…and generally on exercises where you’re less inclined to cheat or use other muscles you don’t want to contribute.”

While his health eventually led him to hang up his posing trunks, Meadows still enjoyed the sport of bodybuilding. He helped train Olympia 212 champion Shaun Clarida.

Watch the full video below:

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Teo learned a lot from the bodybuilding staple. John has always attacked training sessions with a degree of detail and the results have shown throughout his decorated career. Judging by the never-before-seen footage presented by Eugene, it’s safe to say that Meadows had a unique understanding of the mechanics involved in lifting weights and building muscle.

Teresa E. Burton