Paul Olima boasts one of the most impressive physiques in the UK. Period. The PT, who is famous for his viral videos on Instagram, has a six-pack that makes even the fittest of men envious. But what really separates him from the pack – and is a true sign of a body that performs as good as it looks – is not just his size, but the definition in his v-taper back.
Want to build a back like Olima's? Well, we've got the workout the man himself uses to build back muscles that are bigger and more defined than most people have on their front.
"This session is all about volume, with short rest periods. We're basically working to failure," explains Olima.
Olima kicks off this workout with 50 pull-ups. That's right, it kicks off with 50 pull-ups. "When performing the 50 pull-ups, we want to work until failure each time, with a 10-second rest, maximum, in between your efforts," says Olima.
We suggest you go for five sets of 10 reps, with ten seconds rest in between. See it as one, very big, exhausting, set.
After hitting all angles of his back, Olima then finishes the session with what he likes to call 'tri-set murder' to build bigger biceps. "After each set of the biceps tri-set, you should feel like your arms can't curl anymore," says Olima.
"You might not be able to feel your arms for a couple of days after, but the massive guns you'll grow to match your superhero v-taper back are worth it." (Hearst Owned)