This is the story of the Awesome Arms & Abs Workout, by Awesome Arms & Abs Founder, Bryce Winter.
Awesome Arms & Abs is a new workout that challenges assumptions on ways to strengthen, shape and grow awesome arms.
This challenging and rewarding workout is designed to quickly get your arms and abs in better shape than they have ever been…
Maybe even better than you think is possible…
I may not be a supermodel; but I am old enough to be a grandpa! This is me, 28 days after a violent bicycle accident sent me to hospital, following a flight through the window of a car, and then spinning violently through the air, landing upside-down on the street on my elbows, shoulders and various leg parts.
This took a while to register since I was unconscious for several minutes and since my head was foggy for hours afterward! The process of recovering my consciousness and (re)connecting with my arms + shoulders was surprisingly rapid. I did practice 3-6 times a week, for 10 minutes minimum to a maximum of about 50 minutes.
I opened my eyes to see kind strangers (paramedics) poring over me, tending to my gushing hand wound, among other worries. The accident had ripped a deep wound in my right hand, requiring 7 or 8 stitches and removal of a lot of broken glass. Also, my right shoulder was internally bruised and somewhat torn where it had impacted a hard metal corner of the car. My left elbow was so badly bruised that I couldn’t easily extend my arm. I won’t tell you about my hip!
Needless to say, I was not ready, or able to go right back to working out: this being ironic, as my vocation is putting others through the paces of demanding workouts, on a daily basis! However, I had been preparing for a photo shoot, and wanted to find a way to stay the course.
With my wounds, however, I soon found it was almost impossible to workout; I couldn’t even grip with my right hand at all to start, my right shoulder was extremely stiff and even painful, and my left elbow continued to ring.
Here is my hand a week after (note how swollen it is):
I found that it was impossible to use any of the usual weights or do many of the regular exercises I was used to doing with my arms and shoulders; BUT that I WAS able to rapidly recuperate, with body weight alone, progressing to use of light dumbbells through a series of exercises I could do, that I dubbed semaphores.
My very rapid recuperation proved to me the worth of this approach and I continue with this as part of my workouts, even though I am now fully recovered. Part of my motivation is that past experience of similar seeming injuries resulted in far longer periods of recovery, much of which was uncomfortable. Constant pain and slow progress for 3-6 months had previously typified my automatic reaction to the outcome of a shoulder injury.
The success of the ‘semaphore’ workout on upper body development and definition inspired the Awesome Arms & Abs Workout.
I realized that if this workout program could work toimprove my functional range and mobility while strengthening AND improving form and definition WHILE I was injured, that it must have tremendous (or at least, real) merit; Awesome Arms & Abs WORKS!
Coach Bryce Winter is a Group Exercise Coach and Personal Trainer.