Terry Crews built his back into a flexed cobra, poised to strike! Follow his workout and achieve similar results!
You can see Terry Crews flash his physique in the "Expendables," "Everybody Hates Chris," or his brand-new show, "Are We There Yet?" He's flexed his musculature from the trenches of the NFL to Hollywood red carpets to Old Spice commercials while machine-gun poppin' his pecs.
Those may be his flashiest muscles, but to Crews, the back musculature is just as important as those beach muscles up front. "Everybody focuses on all the push movements, but to really get your back together, you have to focus just as hard on the pull movements."
You have to work your back from top to bottom to get the full effect. Will it be easy? Heck, no. But the man himself says, "If you want that cobra, you gotta pay for the cobra."
Terry Crews' Cobra Back Workout Watch The Video - 11:03
Tip: When doing 1-arm pull-ups, use both arms but focus your energy on one arm at a time. This will change the muscle stimulus and enhance improvements in growth and strength. When you return to the 2-arm version? Pow!
Tip: Terry uses 100 lb dumbbells for 1-arm rows. "You want to keep your back straight & really feel the squeeze at the top. I stick with one weight the whole time. This is all about concentration; you're trying to work on the details."
Tip: Hammer Strength high rows work the lower part of the back. Make sure you put your feet on the post, not on the floor, or you may rock the machine and tip it over with heavier weights. This machine intends to train muscles in the middle of your back.