Veteran bodybuilding branch Warren grills Derek Lunsford’s arms with grueling workout – Fitness Volt
bodybuilder Warren branch is lauded in the sport for his intense training methods and work ethic. In a recent YouTube video, Warren led reigning 212 Olympia champion Derek Lunsford through a grueling workout designed to build bigger arms.
A veteran of the IFBB Pro League, Warren has established himself as one of the top threats in the Men’s Open division. He led a bodybuilding career that spanned almost two decades, during which he managed to dominate some of the sport’s most prestigious competitions. Along with a number of Mr. Olympia appearances, Warren’s insane work ethic guided him to success in 2011, when he won his first Arnold Classic title.
As in his practices, Branch’s insatiable thirst for competition raged. He successfully defended his Arnold Classic title in 2012 after bringing one of his best packages yet. Before stepping away from the sport in a competitive capacity, Branch returned to the Olympic stage in 2015 and finished in sixth place, respectively.
Instead of continuing to compete, Warren devoted quite a bit of time to helping raise the next generation of bodybuilders. He guided Martin Fitzwater to success at the 2022 Texas Pro, earning second place behind one of the hottest rookies of the year, Andrew Jacked. This time, Warren is helping train reigning 212 Olympia winner Derek Lunsford.
Lunsford’s season this year has been full of surprises. Although he won the 212 title at Olympia last December, many believe he is headed for the Open class. Derek’s guest posed at the 2022 Pittsburgh Pro alongside Men’s Open competitors like Nick Walker and Hunter Labrada without looking undersized.
As of this writing, Lunsford has yet to earn an Olympia invite in the Open class. His coach, Hany Rambod, mentioned that they need to seriously consider their options. Despite the uncertainty, Lunsford’s training schedule hasn’t slowed down one bit.
Check Out Branch Warren and Derek Lunsford’s Brutal Arm Workout
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During the recent arm workout, Warren spoke with Lunsford about the mindset it takes to be one of the best bodybuilders in the world.
“Even on the days when I set a personal best, I’m never satisfied. I should have made another one. You know what I mean, if you ever look in the mirror [and don’t see that] you’re a bad mother, you’re finished,” Branch Warren told Lunsford.
Although he no longer attends events, Warren’s work ethic has not waned over the years. In June, the 47-year-old showed off shredded legs as he retired after intense training. Earlier this year, Olympia President Jake Wood hinted that Master’s Olympia would return in 2023. While Branch would make a nice addition to that show, he’s previously said he has no plans to get back into sports.
Some have deemed Branch’s training methods too intense, but the bodybuilding veteran doesn’t think anyone should tell him how to train. He relayed that message in July after wiping out his quads with hack machine squats.
Unlike Warren, Derek’s trainer, Hany Rambod, often suggests athletes practice slow, controlled reps to get results. He is responsible for creating the FST-7 (Fascia Stretch Training) training program, a system implemented by a number of successful athletes in the sport.
2022 Mr. Olympia is less than 16 weeks away, and it looks like preparations are heating up for Lunsford. Although Warren’s methods may differ from Rambod’s, Lunsford always came away with a massive arm pump.
Watch the full video below:
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