These photos taken in the ’50s showcase the classic lines of Steve Reeves that made him a perfect movie Hercules—excellent genetics, and not just in the looks department. Check out at his wide V taper, small waist and long calves…
So how did Reeves train? Full body three days a week. Research shows that training like Reeves is one of the best ways to jack your anabolic environment and build eye-popping mass without drugs (Reeves was completely drug free).
And because of that high anabolic effect, it doesn’t take many sets per exercise to pack on mass fast…
In fact, after a long layoff from training, Reeves decided to compete spur of the moment and won the 1950 Mr. Universe with only four weeks of full-body workouts, taking a day or two off after each. True, he was rebuilding mass, but still an incredible feat. He gained almost 20 pounds of muscle in that month. Full-body workouts are tough, but they can be true anabolic dynamite if you do them right…
Here’s what Gabriel Wilson, Ph.D., and Jacob Wilson, Ph.D., said about the results of a study that showed impressive results when subjects trained with full-body-style workouts:
Training large bodyparts before smaller ones increases the smaller bodyparts’ growth… Coupling lower- and upper-body exercises increases muscle growth and testosterone receptors within skeletal muscles.
Overall growth from every workout! That’s a major reason full-body workouts work so well—systemic anabolism due to training your muscular system as a whole rather than breaking it up.
Our approach to full-body anabolic workouts is a bit different. Research shows that you can gain big with a higher-rep slow-twitch set followed by a lower-rep fast-twitch one. That’s our STX method, slow-twitch exhaustion, which we outline in our newly expanded Quick-Start Muscle-Building ebook.
The new STX workouts in that ebook are two different full-body workouts using only moderate poundages so you save your joints. You can alternate the workouts Monday, Wednesday, and Friday or attack them on only two nonconsecutive days a week—we like Monday and Thursday.
Each workout is tailored to build muscle with the anabolic STX method using only basic equipment. All you need is an adjustable bench and dumbbells…
You can add this newly updated ebook to your mass-building library by clicking HERE.
Till next time, train hard—and smart—for BIG results.
—Steve Holman and Jonathan Lawson
Ripped Muscle Now: Harvard Research
Harvard researcher Dr. Dimitrios Stamou discovered an enzyme that eats bodyfat. It’s helping women and men lose up to 21 pounds on average in less than 28 days.
Plus, it can help bodybuilders get freaky ripped faster than ever (see the pic of the 69-year-old who is shredded at the link below).
Remember, when you’re leaner, you look bigger than ever… And best of all, your body can MAKE this fat-blasting enzyme by eating these specific foods… and they taste GREAT.
Our colleague, the man who owned the gym that Lou Ferrigno trained at in “Pumping Iron,” turned us onto this. He’s using it himself to shed fat faster than ever, and he’s in his 50s. Get the details and see his photo HERE.