Musclemania® Pro Henry Adell pounding lats this morning. He says, "Back day started with solid 5 x 5 deadlifts followed by a 585lbs single. Bent rows moderate weight, t-bar moderate weight, then three grips on the pull down heavy. Just because you don't see it when you shave in the morning doesn't mean you don't have to train it! Front to back, side to side and head to toe. No games, just gains! Train like a savage, and always."
Musclemania® Pro Henry Adell says it can't just be about the moment. "Every move is to set up the next, and the end game can't always lead to immediate gratification. A strong structure is built from the ground up and, when built to spec, that structure can be nearly unbreakable! All the glitz, all the glamour, all that is visible isn't what makes the finished product great. It's the foundation that leads to greatness, the parts that you don't see. Take the time to plan, be open to new ideas and techniques and continue to be your own biggest critic. Chase perfection with the understanding that it will always elude you and 'Own The Room'!"
Musclemania® Pro Henry Adell says for him bodybuilding is more than just a personal passion. "Helping people learn how to live a healthier lifestyle and change how they feel about themselves is my goal," he explains. "Exercise is cathartic after a rough workday, energizing at sunrise, and a boost at lunch. It gives a young person structure, preserves the youthfulness of the middle aged and maintains a high quality of life for the elderly. It is as important as washing your face and brushing your teeth, so never allow anyone to question your integrity because of your commitment to your body! We train because the alternative would be to become less than what we are."
Musclemania® Pro Henry Adell at The Gym in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida last month. Today he says, "It's Grind Time! Starting my first trial prep tomorrow! I'll be in a calorie surplus for the next two weeks lifting heavy and eating heavy, then I'll be doing a six week lean out followed by a 7 day depletion and a three day carb load. Videos of the workouts will start Monday. Success is rarely coincidental. The people that you know that seem to always do well plan it from start finish. Dial in and follow through!"
At 6'1", 235 lbs., Musclemania Pro Henry Adell says, "I'm 3 weeks out from the Universe! To get rid of the last of the leftover fat under the skin, I increased my cardio to 5 days a week and adjusted my macros one last time. I pulled from my carb percentage so that It can increase calories from fat. Fat, cholesterol specifically, is necessary for testosterone production in the body and shouldn't be reduced to levels that would have any negative effects on your hormone levels. Train hard, train smart!"
Musclemania® Pro Henry Adell after finishing a blistering shoulder workout today. He says, "Integrating training and daily exercise is the same as eating, sleeping and brushing your teeth. Whether your goals are a "beach body" or general health, working out shouldn't be viewed as an optional activity but instead as an essential part of daily maintenance. Get to the gym!" The 6'1", 235 lbs., Milwaukee trainer will be on stage at MM Universe next month.
Musclemania Pro Henry Adell is 6 weeks away from MM Universe and nearing his peak condition and credits focusing on his goals. He says, "Never stop. You will be surrounded by negativity, you will be surrounded by people who do not believe in you, you will be surrounded by people who think you are a fool for trying to do what you're doing. Tunnel vision - get what you want in this life."
Musclemania® Pro Henry Adell says, "I'm 3 months out from MM Universe! In the leaning out process, macronutrient manipulation is key. My workouts are already intense so they don't have to change much but forcing my body to use stored energy is important during this phase of body recomp. During the beginning of prep, adding cardio isn't yet a necessity but as my body adapts to the new macronutrient ratio by shedding fat and using it for energy, low intensity cardio will become essential for continued fat loss. Constantly checking body fat is important here because any sign of muscle loss should initiate a change in the ratio for the diet. Lose fat, not weight!"