The 2023 Arnold Basic topped a first-time champion in Samson Dauda on March 4, 2023, in Columbus, OH. The choice by the judges was a nailbiter between the “Nigerian Lion” and runner-up Nick Walker.
The commentary workforce overlaying the Males’s Open on the Arnold Basic was torn on who introduced the higher package deal between the highest two athletes however agreed that it may have gone both approach. The judges on the day felt Dauda introduced a greater physique.
On March 9, 2023, Dauda revealed to his YouTube channel a video that displayed his closing arm exercise earlier than pre-judging on March 3, 2023. Take a look at that video under, adopted by a breakdown of his arm routine:
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Dauda’s Arm Exercise One Day Earlier than 2023 Arnold Basic
Whereas the variety of units and reps was not disclosed within the video, the workouts carried out by Dauda are under:
For the preacher curls, Dauda’s coach Milos Sarcev positioned the load plate on the very best weight-sleeve on the machine. That meant extra rigidity was utilized to the biceps at peak contraction, coaching the biceps heavier of their shortened place.
Sarcev moved the load plate to decrease weight sleeves after 10 or so reps. Whereas this seems akin to a drop set, the load distribution all through the set biases the biceps all through their completely different ranges — shortened, midrange, and lengthened.
With out relaxation, Dauda superset the preacher curls with triceps pushdowns. The machine used appeared to have a slim grip in comparison with Dauda’s wider body, which compelled him to let his elbows flare outward. This wasn’t disruptive to his type, nevertheless, because the intention in triceps pushdowns is to realize as a lot elbow flexion as doable to place the emphasis of the concentric on the triceps versus the chest or entrance delts.
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On to the 2023 Olympia
Featured picture: @samson__dauda on Instagram