Terrence Ruffin is preparing to defend his Classic Physique title at the 2022 Arnold Classic.
The 2022 Arnold Classic is just four weeks away and competitors are in the final stretch of their preparation. Terrence Ruffin was victorious in Classic Physique during the 2021 event and will defend his title in Columbus in March. Before he hits the stage, Ruffin has put in the work and showed it off with a recent push day session.
Ruffin completed the workout at his home gym, Westside Barbell, with hypertrophy coach Joe Bennett present. This was a workout to build his check and he used multiple machines and exercises. Ruffin shared the workout to his YouTube page.
Terrence Ruffin began the workout with a warmup of incline bench presses. He sported wrist wraps while competing the sets, increasing the weight each time. Ruffin reached 315 pounds before moving onto seated cable flyes. This is where he really started to get that necessary pump.
“If you can get that cable…to be straight across, that’s your best bet because it’ll be heaviest there.”
Ruffin triple-set cable flyes with more presses on the incline bench and laying Y-raises. This also helped work his shoulders over the course of the workout. During the routine, Bennett continues to discuss the position of the workouts and how it will hit different muscles. When Ruffin was performing triceps extensions, his arm position performs the concentric part of the rep where his arm is at its natural position.
Terrence Ruffin continues to be one of the best competitors in Classic Physique. He was able to get over the hump and take home the 2021 Arnold Classic title after finishing as the runner-up in 2020. At the Olympia, Ruffin finished with the silver medal behind Chris Bumstead, who has won the last three Classic Physique Olympia titles.
Classic Physique has taken huge strides recently and it is because of athletes like Ruffin. At the Arnold Classic, four of the top-five finishers from the Olympia will be present. Ruffin leads the way, along with Breon Ansley, Urs Kalecinski, and Ramon Rocha Queiroz.
The Arnold Classic will begin what is bound to be an exciting year in Classic Physique. Terrence Ruffin has been preparing to retain his title and will have a chance to end Bumstead’s reign at the Olympia in December.