Q: After seeing 10×10 in your newsletters, I’ve been trying it on arms [10 sets of 10 reps with minimal rest]. They blew up bigger than ever! They looked about two inches bigger when I was done. My problem is that I feel I need to train with heavy poundages to get the most growth. Do you think it would work to alternate a 10×10 workout with a conventional heavy session each week?
A: That’s precisely how we designed the Heavy/Light Ultimate 10×10 Mass Workout in the 10×10 e-book. On the so-called light day, you do only 10×10 on one big exercise for a muscle. For the uninitiated, 10×10 is taking a weight you can get about 20 reps with, but you only do 10. Rest 20 to 30 seconds, then do 10 more, and so on till you get 10 sets of 10—although on the last few sets you should only get eight or nine because they will be BRUTAL—with a giant pump!
So light day is a quick 10×10 blast. Then on heavy day, you do full-range Positions of Flexion, pyramiding the weight up on the big compound, or midrange, exercise. You finish with a stretch-position exercise and a contracted-position exercise. For example, for lats, it’s pulldowns, pullovers, and stiff-arm pulldowns…
So with heavy/light training for every bodypart, you get power on POF day and more density, or endurance, emphasis on 10×10 day—and those 10×10 bodypart workouts only take about 10 minutes each. Talk about efficiency! You get your heavy-weight fix, plus a 10×10 blast into your size-shocking mix.
NOTE: For more on the 10×10 method, see The Ultimate 10×10 Mass Workout, ONLY $9 HERE.
Till next time, train hard—and smart—for BIG results.
—Steve Holman and Jonathan Lawson
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