Most of us struggle to add even a few pounds of muscle mass in a year. That’s after the beginner stage, of course…
But legendary pro bodybuilder Lee Labrada says it should NOT be that tough. Hear him…
The truth is, bodybuilding is not conceptually that difficult. At the end of the day, building muscle is about subjecting your muscles to a stress that they are not used to–your muscles don’t care so much how you achieve this….
“Once you create the stress that the muscle is not accustomed to and provide your muscles with what they need in terms of rest, recovery, nutrition and supplementation, your muscle are very likely to grow.
Most neophyte bodybuilders think that adding more weight to an exercise is the best way, but after the beginning stages, the ability to add poundage is lessened significantly.
You just don’t get stronger that often — much less every workout…
How about adding sets? That could get out of hand rather quickly and send you into an overtraining tail-spin…
But small blips in volume will definitely do the mass-building trick quick…
We call it Stealth Progression — because the volume increase is almost imperceptible. The trick is, every few workout you up the volume slightly with a rest/pause add-on.
That is, when you hit failure, you rest 10 seconds, then rep out again.
At your next workout, or the one after that, use the same 10-second rest and rep-out set, then rest another 10 seconds and hit it again.
When you get to four rest/pause add-ons, use an additional set instead. Then start rest/pause again on that additional set.
You will gradually ratchet up the volume — and your mass — simultaneously.
Latest release: For science-based mass programs that include rest/pause add-on Stealth Progression, check out the new Anabolic Reload Mass Workout e-book HERE.
Till next time, train hard — and smart — for BIG results.
–Steve Holman and Jonathan Lawson