Q: I’m astounded by Jonathan’s Size Surge transformation in only 10 weeks. His arms got huge, and he said his gains really took off during the second phase when he started using Positions of Flexion. I was thinking that I should do POF for arms in phase 1 too. Like for biceps, he has two sets of barbell curls and two sets of concentration curls. Wouldn’t I make better gains if I did two sets of barbell curls followed by one set of incline curls [for stretch] then one set of concentration curls? That’s the same number of sets, but now it’s full-range POF. I could do the same for triceps too.
A: That sounds like a good plan—at least until you realize one reason phase 2 in the Size Surge program works so well is because the muscles get a progressive-shock size effect when you shift to full-range training for the last four weeks. In other words, you force more growth adaptation to happen when you add stretch-position exercises like incline curls for biceps and overhead extensions for triceps at week 7…
If you do full POF from the get-go in phase 1, as you suggest, you significantly reduce that POF size-shock effect you get for arms those last four weeks…
Remember, phase 1 is designed as a 3-days-per-week anabolic primer—it’s to optimize your hormones and metabolism with a specific split of big exercises three days a week for five weeks. After that, you get another BIG mass kick from phase 2, full-range Positions-of-Flexion mass training for four weeks…
That’s why we highly recommend NOT adding stretch moves until phase 2—so that your arms and other muscles surge with new size from the stretch-overload jolt. Remember the animal study we refer to often that produced a 300 percent muscle-mass increase with only a month’s worth of stretch-overload workouts. Now that’s a size-surge jolt worth waiting for!
NOTE: For the complete, step-by-step legendary crash course Jonathan used to pack on 20 pounds of muscle in only 10 weeks, see The X-traordinary Size Surge Workout HERE.
Till next time, train hard—and smart—for BIG results.
—Steve Holman and Jonathan Lawson
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