Tristyn Lee recently teamed up with Canadian IFBB Pro bodybuilder Frank McGrath for an arm-day workout. Lee has gained a lot of fame and admiration for his incredibly proportional muscular physique at a very young age. The 18-year-old has previously collaborated with the late Shawn Rhoden and YouTuber Bradley Martin, and it seemed that the arm training with Frank McGrath was a ‘dream come true’ for Lee.
One of the most promising bodybuilders of the 2000s, Frank McGrath is best known for his affiliation with Animals fitness brand. The 43-year-old was especially admired for an incredibly vascular appearance, but unfortunately he never reached his full potential due to nagging injuries, accidents and personal problems. Nevertheless, Frank McGrath inspired the youngsters to tackle bodybuilding and fitness with his hardcore look as well as training. After retiring from competitive bodybuilding, McGrath seems to enjoy the process of bodybuilding to stay healthy.
Tristyn Lee and Frank McGrath’s arm training
During the peak of his bodybuilding career, Frank McGrath’s massive forearms were featured in the city, and Tristyn Lee chose to work with him for just that reason. Lee and McGrath jumped into the arm training and shared some great insights through their conversation. The entire workout consisted of supersets of biceps and triceps exercises. Supersets are an effective way to double the amount of work by keeping the recovery periods the same as they would be when a person is doing individual exercises.
Triceps Pushdowns and Preacher Curls
When he was the more experienced of the two, Frank McGrath led the training. He started the arm day with the superset of triceps pushdowns and preacher curls. Tristyn Lee revealed that his arms are the weakest in terms of strength, stating that biceps exercises are particularly difficult for him because of his short arms.
Biceps cable curlers and skull crushers with an EZ rod
The purpose of the first superset was to make the blood flow into the arms. The duo continued to do bicep cable curlers and skull crushers with an EZ rod. The number of reps per set separates Tristyn Lee and Frank McGrath’s training preferences. Lee stated that he prefers fewer reps per. set, while McGrath revealed that it has always been important for him to reach a certain number during training.
“Even when I was training legs for competitions, doing 20 reps … sometimes I did 100 reps on leg extensions, or just like we do leg presses, we do 10 sets of 20,” Frank McGrath said.
Preacher Curls and Triceps training on the Preacher Curls Machine
Frank McGrath calls himself ‘preacher-mad’, as preacher curls are his favorite exercise for the biceps. He further stated that he only uses dumbbells and barbells when he is not doing a superset. McGrath then led Lee to the third superset on arm day. In addition to preacher curls, the superset consisted of a triceps workout that McGrath learned from watching Dexter Jackson. For this, the user rests his chest on the elbow pad on a preacher curling machine. After this, the user then replicates the movements of overhead extensions using the handles.
Wrist curls and wrist rollers
After working on the upper arms with three supersets, Frank McGrath and Tristyn Lee worked on the forearms. Arm Day training ended with a super set of curls and wrist rolls.
With permission from Tristyn Lee’s YouTube channel, you can watch the entire training video here:
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