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Greg Plitt's MFT28: Day 2, Back

Construct an unbelievable back with the MFT28 Back Demolition workout. Build thickness, width, endurance, size, and strength. Attack your back.

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The back is one of your body's biggest, burliest muscle groups. The MFT28 Back Demolition workout will build back width, strength, and density with an arsenal of intense exercises—pulls, rows, roll-outs, and even swings. You've got two back-building Demolition workouts today, so you'd better be ready to attack your back.

MFT28 back workout
Watch The Video - 30:34


Many of today's exercises are totally different than what you're accustomed to. Watch the video for a full demonstration of the entire Back Demolition workout. I'm going to bombard with you a variety of unique movements. Use them, test them, and find what works.

Breaking Down the Back

Pull-downs build mile-wide lats and a cobra back
Rows build thickness and density
Close-grip rows work the muscles closest to your spine
Wide-grip rows target the outer back and lats

Back Demolition Morning Mass

Your morning MFT28 workout is always a heavy mass-building session. Before you throw yourself at heavy weights, warm up your body with dynamic stretches, band exercises, or light cardio. Warm-ups prepare your body for heavier loads, get your blood flowing, heat up your muscles, and lubricate your joints.

Back Demolition Breakdown

6 exercise stations
Sets: 3 sets per exercise
Reps: 8-12 reps to failure
Rest: 60-90 seconds

Remember: The only reps that don't make you grow are the reps you don't do. Finish every set. Target 8-12 reps on most exercises, but take every move to failure. Forget the weight. Replace your ego with maximum effort. Keep your form strict and steady. Good form makes you grow.

Sledgehammer Swing

After sets one and two of every exercise, perform 20-30 seconds of sledgehammer swings or medicine ball slams. If using a tire and sledgehammer, swing the sledge in a variety of arcs-overhand, underhand, and overhead.

Advanced Technique

The sledgehammer swings featured throughout this workout are designed for veteran trainees. If you're a novice, consider reducing or cutting the swings. As you build strength and endurance, you can gradually add swings or med-ball slams into the Back Demolition workout.



Back Demolition Morning Workout
giant set
1

Pullups

3 sets of 8-12 reps to failure
Pullups Pullups

Bodyweight Mid Row

3 sets of 8-12 reps to failure
Bodyweight Mid Row Bodyweight Mid Row

Kneeling High Pulley Row

3 sets of 8-12 reps to failure
Kneeling High Pulley Row Kneeling High Pulley Row

Sledgehammer Swings

20-30 seconds, sets one and two only
Sledgehammer Swings Sledgehammer Swings

giant set
2

T-Bar Row with Handle

3 sets of 8-12 reps to failure
T-Bar Row with Handle T-Bar Row with Handle

One-Arm Long Bar Row

3 sets of 8-12 reps to failure
One-Arm Long Bar Row One-Arm Long Bar Row

Sledgehammer Swings

20-30 seconds, sets one and two only
Sledgehammer Swings Sledgehammer Swings

giant set
3

Bent Over Barbell Row

3 sets of 8-12 reps to failure
Bent Over Barbell Row Bent Over Barbell Row

Barbell Rollout from Bench

3 sets of 8-12 reps to failure
Barbell Rollout from Bench Barbell Rollout from Bench

Sledgehammer Swings

20-30 seconds, sets one and two only
Sledgehammer Swings Sledgehammer Swings

giant set
4

Shotgun Row

3 sets of 8-12 reps to failure
Shotgun Row Shotgun Row

Straight-Arm Pulldown

3 sets of 8-12 reps to failure
Straight-Arm Pulldown Straight-Arm Pulldown

Sledgehammer Swings

20-30 seconds, sets one and two only
Sledgehammer Swings Sledgehammer Swings

giant set
5

London Bridges

3 sets of 8-12 reps to failure
London Bridges London Bridges

Kneeling High Pulley Row

3 sets of 8-12 reps to failure
Kneeling High Pulley Row Kneeling High Pulley Row

Sledgehammer Swings

20-30 seconds, sets one and two only
Sledgehammer Swings Sledgehammer Swings

Superset
6

One-Arm Dumbbell Row

3 dropsets of 6, 8, 10 reps to failure*
One-Arm Dumbbell Row One-Arm Dumbbell Row

Sledgehammer Swings

20-30 seconds, sets one and two only
Sledgehammer Swings Sledgehammer Swings
Perform 6 reps of heavy one-arm dumbbell rows. Roll the dumbbell under the bench and perform 6 reps with your other arm. Reduce the weight by 20 pounds and perform 8 reps with each arm. Drop the weight by another 20 pounds and perform 10 reps with each arm. This is one set.

Plitt's Workout Tips

  • Pull-up: Don't swing, keep your body in line, and don't let one arm perform more work.
  • Bodyweight mid row: If you're unable to perform this exercise, try a seated row instead. Sledgehammer swing: If your gym doesn't have a tire or sledge, try medicine ball slams.
  • T-bar row: Maintain posture throughout the exercise-do not rock or pull with your arms.
  • Bent-over row: Put the bar on the bench you stand on to achieve greater range of motion.
  • Barbell roll-out: Go to full extension and briefly hold each rep.
  • Shotgun row: Rotate your wrist as you row the weight.
  • Pull-down: Keep arms your arms straight, visualize your lats working, and keep your form locked.
  • London Bridge: Keep your body rigid as you lower and raise it.
  • Chalk: Chalk your hands before the London Bridge. Keep chalk in a plastic bag to limit the mess you make.
  • Dumbbell row: Let the dumbbell hang low to stretch the back and lats; keep your shoulders square to the ground.

The MFT28 Back Demolition workout is probably different than anything you've ever done. That's why it will make you grow. It will change and transform you. MFT28 will make you more than you are today—more than you've ever been. Stay with me for the evening workout, if you're up to the challenge.

Evening Back Demolition

Your evening back workout is built on the same blueprint as your morning session, but the details are considerably different. Your evening workout is a high-speed, high-rep, low-weight metabolic workout. You drop the weight, decrease the rest intervals, and increase the reps to train your muscular endurance and energy systems.

Don't worry about taking each and every set to failure. Focus on good form, keep your heart rate elevated, and keep moving. Refer to the video and workout above for an explanation of various training strategies. Follow the workout table below for specific training instructions.

Back Demolition Evening Workout
giant set
1

Pullups

3 sets of 5-10 reps
Pullups Pullups

Bodyweight Mid Row

3 sets of 5-10 reps
Bodyweight Mid Row Bodyweight Mid Row

Kneeling High Pulley Row

3 sets of 20 reps
Kneeling High Pulley Row Kneeling High Pulley Row

superset
2

T-Bar Row with Handle

3 sets of 20-30 reps
T-Bar Row with Handle T-Bar Row with Handle

One-Arm Long Bar Row

3 sets of 15-20 reps
One-Arm Long Bar Row One-Arm Long Bar Row

superset
3

Bent Over Barbell Row

3 sets of 20-30 reps
Bent Over Barbell Row Bent Over Barbell Row

Barbell Rollout from Bench

3 sets of 10 reps
Barbell Rollout from Bench Barbell Rollout from Bench

superset
4

Shotgun Row

20-30 reps
Shotgun Row Shotgun Row

Straight-Arm Pulldown

3 sets 15 reps
Straight-Arm Pulldown Straight-Arm Pulldown

superset
5

London Bridges

3-4 rounds
London Bridges London Bridges

Kneeling High Pulley Row

3 sets of 15 reps
Kneeling High Pulley Row Kneeling High Pulley Row

Superset: 3 sets
6

One-Arm Dumbbell Row

3 sets of 15-30 reps
One-Arm Dumbbell Row One-Arm Dumbbell Row

Abdominal Assault

Remember, we train abs every single day during MFT28. To walk around with visible abs each and every day, you need low body fat coupled with a solid training plan. MFT28 will help you torch fat at a blistering pace. This ab workout will help you showcase your hard work.

MFT28 Abdominal Assault workout
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Because your abdominal muscles are accustomed to constant low-grade stress, the only way to really chisel them is to hit them hard every day for 15-20 minutes. During weeks one and three of MFT28, you perform the Abdominal Assault workout. The Assault is a bodyweight circuit workout. You perform eight exercises, 30 seconds per exercise, with no rest between exercises.



Abdominal Assault Circuit
Circuit: 3 rounds, 2 minutes rest between each circuit
1

3/4 Sit-Up

30 seconds
3/4 Sit-Up 3/4 Sit-Up

Russian Twist

30 seconds
Russian Twist Russian Twist
Alternate Heel Touchers Alternate Heel Touchers

Air Bike

30 seconds
Air Bike Air Bike

Cocoons

30 seconds
Cocoons Cocoons

Side Bridge

15 seconds each side
Side Bridge Side Bridge

Bottoms Up

30 seconds
Bottoms Up Bottoms Up

Elbow to Knee

15 seconds each side
Elbow to Knee Elbow to Knee


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