It's easy to talk about embracing the grind, focusing on the work at hand, and maximizing every rep. It's a lot harder to do it. Sometimes, the best way is to strip every non-essential from your training and focus only on doing battle with the fundamentals.

And in the case of world-class bodybuilder Evan Centopani, a back workout comprised of just two moves—the barbell bent-over row and the barbell deadlift—can turn into a cinematic battle that's essential viewing before your next back day.



Centopani's 12-week program Iron Intelligence is unlike anything else Bodybuilding.com has ever offered in its blend of simplicity and intensity. Test yourself against the Friday workout from phase 1 this weekend, or dive into the entire plan!

Evan Centopani's Iron Intelligence, Day 5: Back
1
Bent Over Barbell Row
2 warmup sets of 15-20 reps followed by 5 working sets of 6-10 reps
1 set, 15 reps (Warm-up Sets)
1 set, 20 reps (Warm-up Sets)
5 sets, 6-10 reps (Working Sets)
2
Barbell Deadlift
2 warmup sets of 15-20 reps followed by 5 working sets of 6-10 reps
1 set, 15 reps (Warm-up Sets)
1 set, 20 reps (Warm-up Sets)
5 sets, 6-10 reps (Working Sets)

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