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Jim Stoppani's Shortcut To Shred: Day 5 - Shoulders, Legs, Calves

Today’s single-joint workout will help you carve sharp calves, build unbelievable quads, and cap your body with well-defined delts.

Think you won't get a great workout performing high-rep, single-joint exercises? Think again. Altogether, this workout includes 23 working sets, with 1 minute of cardio acceleration between every set. If that doesn't get you sweating, I don't know what will. Get ready to build and burn.

As you get to the end of today's session, you will start to fatigue. Don't allow your exhaustion to affect your form. Maintain focus and remember to be intelligent about your weight selection. Keep your tunes heavy and push to the limit.

Shoulders, Legs, Calves (single joint)


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Jim holds a doctorate in exercise physiology and has been the personal nutrition and health consultant for numerous celebrity clients...

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kyrshen

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I really hope I survive this first week!

Apr 8, 2013 10:59am | report
 
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Don't give up... =)

Apr 12, 2013 2:37am | report
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You can do it!

Apr 12, 2013 3:46am | report
Rjeezie

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Rjeezie

Created a Body Group for this... Jim Stoppani's Shortcut To Shred.... join. Trying to get people to join who are doing the program so we can get answers and stuff

Apr 16, 2013 8:55am | report
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Hardboch

No pain no gain ;)

Apr 18, 2013 8:44pm | report
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You can do it! Just like Hardboch said^^^. Pain is weakness leaving the body ;)

Jun 27, 2013 8:22pm | report
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You can do it! Just like Hardboch said^^^. Pain is weakness leaving the body ;)

Jun 27, 2013 8:22pm | report
Viskis

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Viskis

Exactly, Hardboch - these words were in my head throughout the 4 days of Shortcut to Shred ;)

Jul 17, 2013 1:40pm | report
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ajinkya89

i just did my first 3 days without the cardio accelaration, but will start that from tomorrow, better late than never... i hope even im not able to get up after the workout..

Jan 2, 2014 9:17am | report
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colejhunt23

Yesterday was day 4 for me and I didn't vomit for the 1st time of the workout. Guess my body is adjusting. And must be already cutting water weight. Lost about six pounds in this week. Taking diet exactly ad written and most supplements. By the way, that pre JYM is awesome!

Jan 31, 2014 8:04am | report
Charaxes

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Any suggestions for an alternative to the donkey calf raises for those training alone and do not have access to a specialized machine?

Apr 9, 2013 11:36am | report
 
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The workout recommends leg press calf raises as an alternate.

Apr 9, 2013 5:26pm | report
Charaxes

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Doh! Thank you reynolds, in my excitement i somehow missed that

Apr 10, 2013 7:02am | report
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Yeah I guess it would be a little awkward asking some random woman at the gym to sit on your back! lol

Apr 10, 2013 5:54pm | report
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Created a Body Group for this... Jim Stoppani's Shortcut To Shred.... join. Trying to get people to join who are doing the program so we can get answers and stuff

Apr 16, 2013 8:55am | report
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I have always thought the donkey calf raises looked so silly. First time I sawit years ago I felt for sure that it was a joke.

Apr 28, 2013 1:16pm | report
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Anyone have any luck getting a female to jump on their back at the gym? I smell a possible viral YouTube video :)

Jun 20, 2013 10:33am | report
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I agree with Reynolds2160 with the leg press. Leg day!!! Cant wait cause my shoulders are sore and waiting for some action already. Maybe pushups before bed.

Jun 27, 2013 8:24pm | report
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Warriorcop, who mentioned a random woman - get the biggest/heaviest guy in the gym :D

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jlllew00

Leg day tomorrow? I'm going to die.

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juang316

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Same feeling i got when i did Kris 12 week hardcore **** legs twice this week

Apr 11, 2013 12:59am | report
Rjeezie

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Created a Body Group for this... Jim Stoppani's Shortcut To Shred.... join. Trying to get people to join who are doing the program so we can get answers and stuff

Apr 16, 2013 8:56am | report
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Well the soreness in my calves is subsiding. Feel pretty good little sore in random places. Ready for day 5

Apr 11, 2013 1:00am | report
 
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My 5th day, ******* exhausted due to no rest. And why does he have traps exercise on two consecutive days back to back? I don't feel Legs intensity even with heavy weight.

I guess I will go back to Kris Gethin if this doesn't workout for me after another week. Cause over there, You feel the intensity!!!

Apr 30, 2013 11:37am | report
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Knocked this out this morning... a TINY bit sore from the chest day... and left the gym not feeling that worked out. I'm mainly just very tired from the cardio. I'm going to complete the last exercise for the week tomorrow.... but I'm not too sure what to think.
I'm used to doing 1-2 muscle groups per day with a lot more variation to hit the muscle from every angle possible. I guess I'm so used to doing that which is why aside from the cardio bursts after every set I don't feel that worked out.
I'm making sure to go as heavy as possible to stay in the rep range but I'm just not sure what to think yet.

Apr 11, 2013 8:09am | report
 
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