Though many questioned how devoted Eddie Corridor can be relating to his bodybuilding journey, he has actually proved that his intentions are to be as nice as he can. Corridor was one of the vital sensible Strongman athlete, having gained the celebrated World’s Strongest Man title in 2017. Nonetheless, he additionally tried his hand at skilled boxing upon retirement from Strongman and fought towards fellow strongman Hafthor Julius Bjornsson in what was promoted because the ‘heaviest boxing match of all time’. Corridor misplaced the competition through unanimous resolution, however each males garnered widespread appreciation for the talents displayed within the boxing ring.
Earlier than attaining these feats, Eddie Corridor turned the primary man to deadlift 500 kg (1102.3 lbs) in 2016. His report stood for 4 years, however was later damaged by Hafthor Bjornsson in 2020 when he deadlifted 501 kg (1104.5 lbs). With boxing and strongman sports activities previously, Eddie Corridor is gearing up for a brand new endeavor. Just a few months in the past, the 35-year-old Brit introduced that he’ll compete in bodybuilding in late 2024 to ‘see how far he can go’. Corridor has began bodybuilding coaching in a bid to get the mandatory physique composition for the game.
Technically, there aren’t any similarities in strongman, boxing, and bodybuilding coaching. Subsequently ‘The Beast’ has to construct himself from the bottom as much as be a bodybuilder. Nonetheless, he’s taking steering from extra skilled figures, most notably, IFBB Professional bodybuilder Jamie Christian-Johal, to know the finer particulars of bodybuilding coaching.
The retired strongman and his son Maximus not too long ago went by an intense again exercise as part of Corridor’s aggressive bodybuilding journey. The video of this session was uploaded on Eddie Corridor’s private YouTube channel. So with out additional delay, let’s take a more in-depth take a look at the detailed account of this coaching session.
Eddie Corridor crushes an intense again exercise
Eddie Corridor began the again exercise with arguably the simplest train for again and general power achieve, the barbell deadlift. Nonetheless, he carried out the train in a manner that was extra appropriate for bodybuilding, relatively then the Strongman variation the place the one purpose is to elevate as heavy as attainable. Since aggressive bodybuilding requires attaining muscle hypertrophy by holding the muscular tissues beneath pressure for an extended length, Corridor didn’t use heavy weights on the deadlift. He additionally admitted to having extra appreciation for the strongman exercises that focus extra on heavy lifting and power.
“I like shifting weights as exhausting as bodily attainable… Nicely, that’s strongman – shifting weights from A to B… And also you win competitions, you win a lot of cash… In bodybuilding, you’ve acquired to maneuver the load as gradual and as painfully as attainable,” Corridor acknowledged.
Eddie Corridor did the warm-up set utilizing two 44-pound plates on either side to extend the blood stream into the muscular tissues. He then did the working units with three plates on either side of the bar.
Superset – Medium Grip Lat Pulldown and Entrance Lat Pulldown
Supersets are a wonderful manner of accelerating the cardio depth of the exercise by decreasing the general exercise time and getting probably the most out of the time spent within the fitness center. Eddie Corridor took to the superset subsequent to stimulate his again muscular tissues additional. He mixed the medium grip lat pulldown with entrance lat pulldown on a Hammer Energy plate-loaded machine. The purpose of this train was to work the again muscular tissues from totally different angles.
The Brit carried out three units of every train in fast succession. He solely had 20 seconds relaxation between two consecutive units, whereas every set consisted of ten reps.
Superset – Incline Rows and Seated Rows
Whereas vertical pulls like lat pulldowns are important for getting a large again, horizontal pulls are important for giving thickness to the again. Corridor subsequent took to a different superset to carry out two variations of horizontal pulls/rows – incline rows and seated rows. The 35-year-old carried out incline rows on the Prime plate loaded excessive rows machine after which used the Nautilus selectorized machine for the seated rows. He carried out all of the units inside this superset with gradual and managed movement, then shifted his deal with the biceps.
Dumbbell Hammer Curls
Eddie Corridor carried out the hammer curls subsequent to work the brachialis, brachioradialis, and biceps brachii muscular tissues within the arm. He pushed by 4 strong units of this train and jumped into the following train.
Iso-Lateral Incline Biceps Curls Machine
The curls on a biceps machine served because the second and the ultimate biceps train within the retired Strongman’s ‘60-minute’ exercise. The incline biceps curls work the biceps brachii muscular tissues and they’re one of the vital efficient biceps isolation actions. The triceps press firmly towards the pad whereas performing the motion. This positioning doesn’t enable shoulders or triceps to compensate for the biceps, which in flip helps isolate the biceps to a larger diploma. Eddie Corridor cranked out some strong units of inclinebiceps curls and wrapped up the coaching session.
Total, the exercise included:
Eddie Corridor’s brief stint in boxing proves that he can obtain success within the sport of his selection. He has the dedication, self-discipline, and work ethic to arrange for the stage look. Nonetheless, Eddie Corridor may have a difficult two-year stretch to get the physique composition obligatory for aggressive bodybuilding. It is going to be attention-grabbing to see how he progresses earlier than it’s time to step on the stage.
You may watch the total exercise video right here, courtesy of Eddie Corridor’s private YouTube channel: