The biggest unsolved mystery for me in the Supernatural world that I adore so much involves Sam Winchester’s gigantor muscles and their sudden and obvious appearance in Season 4. Now, my issue certainly isn’t with his muscles, though I suppose I personally do prefer Dean’s lean machine look.
No, my issue is with the logistics of how in the world the muscles just showed up overnight and with a mind and character all their own, when Sam is never trekking to the gym, lifting the weights obviously not stashed in the Impala’s trunk or running except for his life from demons.
So, we are supposed to believe that his ch-ch-changes are happening due to his anger over Dean’s sacrifice to hell, his burgeoning powers and relationship with Ruby and his eventual bloody addiction, but really? That’s the back-story on these muscles? All gain, no pain for Sammy?
How can fan girls and fan boys compete? Well, with those muscles, there is no competing because well, they are larger than life. However, in the interest of making real life a little more supernatural for the average, non-demon blood fueled hunter in all of us, here’s a workout suited to Sam’s on the road lifestyle, supposed health freakiness and careful attention to sculpting the angriest muscles possible for brood boy.
Simple moves using body weight since the Winchester’s have no room for bumper weights and kettlebells when their trunk is full of rifles and rock salt. Get ready for a hardcore upper body workout that might surprise you but hey, fans have to work at what comes so – ahem – naturally in charge for Sammy boy.
10 Rounds in the off kilter, makeshift hotel room of your choice.
Ginormo Tricep Dips
Align the hotel chair or bed behind you, placing your hand on the edge facing you. Keep your legs and arms about shoulder width apart and dip your body straight down, behind your arms to a ninety-degree angle. Complete 16 dips.
Grumpy’s Dead Luggage Lifts
Find your luggage tote packed with your worldly possessions, or another weighted bag or sandbag with straps. Placing your feet about shoulder width apart, bend down, keeping you back straight and the work of lifting carried in your legs. Complete 8 dead luggage lifts.
Sasquatch Luggage Push Press
Keeping your packed luggage tote bag, grab the handles securely and lift the bag to your shoulders in front of you, then push press straight above your head. Complete 8 push presses.
Complete your ten rounds of these three exercises to start building Gigantor muscles like Sammy’s, circa Season 4 and on.
DISCLAIMER: Nope, I’m not a fitness instructor, just a geeky girl who knows some moves and likes to mix the love of fitness and health with the love of all that is geek. So, please adjust these to your own needs and take precautions, we can’t all be beefy and indestructible like Sam Winchester.