This guys got a pretty aesthetic look, but his training is pretty unconventional, good read tho:
Moe El Moussawi may not be a familiar name in the bodybuilding world just yet, but all that seems likely to change very soon. After toiling away in relative obscurity for his first years as an IFBB Professional League bodybuilder, he rocketed all the way to third at the 2008 Ironman Pro--his highest placing at that point--behind winner Phil Heath and runner-up Gustavo Badell, and ahead of established pros Silvio Samuel (fourth) and Johnnie Jackson (fifth). Not bad for a guy who placed 14th at the same show the two previous years.
El Moussawi finished 2008 with third at the Grand Prix Australia and ninth at his first ever Mr. Olympia. He hit the ground running in 2009, taking runner-up at the Ironman Pro. With his added size and density, suddenly El Moussawi's name is on lists of preshow favorites. Here are the principles he follows to make his physique one to watch in 2009.
BE A STUDENT
Afraid your lack of bodybuilding wisdom is stopping you from being the mountain of muscle you know to be your destiny? Rest easy, grasshopper.
"Nobody goes to the gym with a complete set of blueprints for building a championship physique. We imitate what we see in the magazines or what others are doing in the gym. We make a lot of mistakes along the way, but that's how we learn. Keep reading and asking questions. Above all, learn to listen to your body."
THE PUMP IS EVERYTHING
Never sure how many reps to do or how much gym time to log?
"The actual number of reps you do is merely a guide. So is the amount of time you spend in the gym. Those aren't the keys to success in bodybuilding. It's about getting an extreme pump. It doesn't matter how you get it, as long as you do."
FOCUS ON WHAT MATTERS
Don't bust a nut trying to lift every weight in the gym.
"Bodybuilders are told that if they're training light then they're not training hard. It wasn't until later that I found you could get an extreme pump with both heavy and light weights. There's a time and place for both."
Perfection is attainable.
"Some days, I just couldn't push as hard as I wanted to. I'd yell at myself, 'Come on, Moe! You have to train harder than this!' So I pinpointed the reason this was happening and found that it was simply a matter of science, not emotion or desire.
"If I didn't have enough food or rest the day before, my workout would suffer. The message: everything you do outside the gym has to be perfect if you want to be perfect inside the gym. The food has to be perfect. Your sleep and recuperation have to be perfect, too."
MAKE YOUR OWN RULES
When the tried and tested isn't cutting it, it's time to make a change.
"Don't do something just because there's some old rule that says you have to do it. For instance, I'm not doing heavy weights for chest anymore. I'm using Hammer Strength machines more, I can feel the chest better and it's always sore. In the last year and a half, I've seen a lot of improvement."
THE WILL TO SUCCEED
You need a reason to bust your ass in the gym every day.
"You must have a goal or you won't improve. Maybe I want to gain another centimeter on my legs or arms next month. As a competitor, I want the judges and the fans walking away saying that Moe was better than before."
1,000 ... THE MAGIC NUMBER
Afraid your lack of bodybuilding wisdom is stopping you from being the mountain of muscle you know to be your destiny?
"When I was 16 years old, I'd go the gym and do one biceps exercise for 1,000 reps or until it felt like my biceps was going to explode. When I thought back to what made my arms my best body part, I remembered those workouts. So I tried it for the rest of my bodyparts. Now, I do high reps all the time. The more reps you do, the greater the blood flow to the muscle to deliver more nutrients and oxygen. The results speak for themselves.
"Here's an example of my dumbbell bench press: 40 pounds for 50 reps to warm up, 60 pounds for 40 reps, 80 by 30, 100 by 20 and 140 by 10. That's 150 reps, including the warm-up reps.
"Once I get to my heaviest set, I get all the dumbbells together and do one monster drop: 140 for 10,100 for 20, 80 for 30 and 60 for 40. Total reps: 250.
"I do that for three or four more exercises. If I lose count, I'll just do a little extra. One thousand reps is the goal, but for some workouts, I may get only 800. If my body is telling me that's enough, then I pack it in.
"As a result of this training, my muscles have a more mature, hard look. For example, prior to 2008, I never had striated glutes. But at six weeks out, I started doing, 1,000 reps on my glutes every day and for the first time, there they were. Now I use this method in the offseason, too."