Even though Kai Greene has fallen just short of becoming Mr. Olympia on three consecutive occasions, he is a force to be reckoned with.

People have referred to him as The Predator for many years, and just looking at his physical presence is enough to explain that nickname.

At 5’8”, he isn’t anywhere near the tallest professional bodybuilder, but he more than makes up for that with his bulk, especially across his shoulders and back.

We’ve had a few readers ask us about Kai Greene’s workout approach and the supplements he endorses.

So we thought it was well overdue to dedicate a post to him.

Who Is Kai Greene?

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Kai Greene is a 42-year-old professional IFBB bodybuilder who most recently won the Arnold Classic in 2016 [1].

He is 5’8” tall and weighs in at about 265 pounds during competitions and up to 300 pounds when he’s not in immediate preparation.

Kai was born in Brooklyn, New York, but his early childhood was challenging, to say the least.

He spent many years in foster care and got into some trouble in school.

According to his own bio, it was a teacher that introduced him to teenage bodybuilding competitions.

And the rest, as they say, is history.

Kai Greene’s Workout Routine

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We went through many different interviews, and he talks a lot about approaching his training based on very specific body parts.

It seems like he hardly ever trains multiple areas on the same day.

Here is a sample Kai Greene workout routine that you could try to implement.

Day 1: Chest

All of these would be 3 sets of 10 to 12 reps.

  • Bench press 
  • Pulldowns
  • Dumbbell Flys
  • Arm Pullovers
  • Decline Bench press

Day 2: Shoulders and Arms

All of these would be 3 sets of 10 to 12 reps.

  • Reverse Curls
  • Shrugs
  • Front Raise
  • Arnold Press
  • Hammer Curls
  • Wrist Curls
  • Behind The Neck Press

Day 3: Back

Keep doing 3 sets of 10 to 12 reps.

  • Lat Pulldowns
  • Seated Cable Rows
  • Bent-Over Barbells Rows
  • Weighted Wide-Grip Pull-Ups (to failure)

Day 4: Legs

Again, 3 sets of 10 to 12 reps.

  • Seated Calf Raise
  • Standing Calf Raise
  • Donkey Calf Raise
  • Squats
  • Deadlifts
  • Lunges

Day 5: Arms

Either 3 or 4 sets of 10 to 12 reps.

  • Overhead Dumbbell Triceps Extension
  • Reverse Curls
  • Hammer Curls
  • Preacher Curls
  • Kickbacks
  • Triceps Pulldown

Day 6 and 7: Rest

Maybe some light cardio on day 6, but Kai believes in giving his body time to recover.

“Victory isn’t defined by wins or losses, It is defined by effort. If you can truly say I did the best I could, I gave everything I had, then you’re a winner.” Kai Greene, Professional Bodybuilder.

  • Overhead Dumbbell Triceps Extension
  • Reverse Curls
  • Hammer Curls
  • Preacher Curls
  • Kickbacks
  • Triceps Pulldown
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Diet And Supplement Approach

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He hasn’t spoken a lot about the actual food he eats, with the exception of an occasional reference to 12 ounces of grilled flank steak and even 8 ounces of tuna steak for breakfast.

What we do know more about is his supplements as he has created his own supplement company that he claims is one of the best in the industry.

Of course, he would say that, but even if you don’t buy his brand, the product range should give an idea of what he regularly takes.

Here’s a list of the company’s current supplements:

  • Whey protein
  • Pre-workout
  • BCAAs
  • Fat burner
  • Mass gainer
  • Vitamins
  • T-count enhancer
  • Pump booster

Are You Able For Kai Greene’s Workout?

I’ll be honest, a lot of my clients looked at the above workout routine and wondered what the big deal was.

But with a religious approach to exercising 5 days a week and an aggressive approach to adding more weight, you’ll quickly feel the pain this workout routine might cause.

I highly recommend trying it out and make sure you let us know on social media how it worked out for you.

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References:

  1. https://generationiron.com/arnold-classic-2020-results-winners/

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