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Robby Robinson Bodybuilder Workout Routine

Robby Robinson Workout

Robby Robinson "The Black Prince" had a 26 year professional career that actually still continues because at 67 years old Robby proudly says he's in the best shape of his entire life. He had spoken on longevity across the world and continues to do so.

Robby's professional bodybuilding career is a world of firsts. He was the not the only black man to feature in the movie Pumping Iron but he was also the first black bodybuilder to appear on all the top magazine covers. There's nothing ordinary about Robby.

He was born in the middle of the civil rights movement in Tallahassee Florida USA and grew up in the Deep South in the 1950s. Robby started training with weights at 12 years old and entered well over 300 amateur bodybuilding competitions.

He placed fifth at the AAU Mr America in 1975, after which he got a personal invite by Joe Weider to come out and train at Gold's Gym Venice beach in California. Quite predictably under Joe's guidance Robby won the IFBB Mr America and then the Mr World title later in the same year.

Robby was unstoppable and a year later won the IFBB Mr International and then Mr Universe 1976. With hard work, dieting correctly and coaching Robby went on to win two Mr Olympia titles consecutively. Robby then spent the next 10 years based in the Netherlands while touring the world, competing and coaching.

Robbie won the first IFBB Masters Mr Olympia Championship held in 1994, beating out big icon names like Lou Ferrigno. Robby finally officially retired from competing professionally in 2001 when he placed 4th at the Masters Mr Olympia 2001 when he was 54-years young.

Throughout his competitive career Robby was always known for his impressive arm development. Robbie's huge pistols were a landscape of peaks, valleys and ridges with cuts. We have listed Robby's famous Legend-At-Arms Workout below in honour of the man's impressive pistols.

He trains his biceps and triceps two times a week; Robby always trains his triceps before his biceps. He trains a 3-day split taking one day off, and then repeats the cycle. Depending on when his next competition or photo shoot is, Robbie would alternate between heavy and light days.

Robbie's Heavy Day: First set of all heavy day workouts will always be 15-20 reps with 60% or 70% 1RM; subsequent sets: 4 X 5-10 reps.

Light Day: First set of all light day workouts will always be 20 reps with 40% or 50% of your 1RM; subsequent sets: 4 X 10-12 reps.

Biceps: Heavy Day:
Preacher Curls 1 X 15-20, 1 X 10, 1 X 5-10, 1 X 5-10 reps
Zottman Curl 1 X 15-20, 1 X 5-10, 1 X 5-10, 1 X 5-10 reps
Reverse Barbell EZ bar Curls 1 X 15-20, 1 X 5-10, 1 X 5-10, 1 X 5-10 reps
Barbell Curls 1 X 15-20, 1 X 5-10, 1 X 5-10, 1 X 5-10 reps
The last 3 movements are done as a Tri-set i.e. No rest between sets.

Triceps: Heavy Day
Lying Triceps Press 1 X15-20, 1 X 5-10, 1 X 5-10, 1 X 5-10 reps
Triceps D/B Kickbacks 1 X 15-20, 1 X 5-10, 1 X 5-10, 1 X 5-10 reps
Close-Grip Barbell 1 X 15-20, 1 X 5-10, 1 X 5-10, 1 X 5-10 reps
Behind-the-back triceps extension 1 X 15-20, 1 X 5-10, 1 X 5-10, 1 X 5-10 reps

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