Phase 2 of the Blueprint trainer won't surprise you with a whole host of new exercises. It's built around the same classic movements like the squat, bench press, pull-up, overhead press variations, barbell curls, and abdominal work such as sit-ups or leg-raises. Arnold referred to these movements as his "golden six," the foundation of his early muscular gains in his gym in Munich. Any blueprint wouldn't be complete without them.
However, Phase 2 of this trainer ups the sets on all the major movements, so you'll have even more opportunity to test yourself against heavy Arnold-style volume. If you've been powering yourself along with a healthy rivalry against your training partner so far, don't be surprised if you have trouble remembering his name, let alone getting competitive, for the next few workouts. It's all you against you. This is how Arnold found the energy to power through his most brutal training, recalls photographer Rober Nailon, who took many of iconic training shots of Arnold during the 1970s.
"Arnold's training style was always hard, heavy and fast," Nailon told Bodybuilding.com in 2008. "He would put everything he had into every rep and set; from the beginning to the end he was relentless. He would squeeze everything that he could out of his body—a saturated workout. And no, he was not competitive, because he didn't have to be; he only ever competed with himself in the gym. He was always supportive of the other bodybuilders training around him."