Here’s a couple of killer shots of Danny “Giant Killer” Padilla (photog unknown). Talk about flexion perfection.
Danny competed weighing around 160 pounds at 5’2”. Sure, he had a problem getting on some rides at Disneyland, but who cares? He looked massive…
His training style was perfect for big pumps fast, packing on mass, and maxing out his potential while not turning his joints to dust…
It’s difficult to let go of pushing around huge weights in the gym, especially when you’re keeping up with your nickname of Giant Killer. But he knew intuitively that heavy joint pounding can lead to serious, lasting damage.
Thanks to talking with someone who trained with Danny and our discussions with Vince Gironda on his Density Training, our workouts evolved in many good ways…
And we’re still training with density for muscle immensity well past middle age. Steve is 62, Jonathan almost 50.
Padilla’s workouts were best described as “progressive muscle-fiber exhaustion” with moderate weights. That means no hammering joints into submission with crazy poundages…
Our 4X Mass Method that we used for years, is based on Danny’s training, which was an off-shoot of Gironda’s methods…
It consists of moderate weights for four quick sets. The method is designed to gradually exhaust the various muscle fiber types due to short rests between sets.
It’s a thorough, safer way to get total muscle growth in almost all fiber types—but for us that eventually evolved into the more efficient slow-twitch-exhaustion method, or STX, that’s based on Brazilian research (see the new ebook)
STX is excellent for younger trainees looking to preserve their joints as they pack on new mass with crazy pumps, as well as for older bodybuilders who are training around aches and pains.
It’s growth-threshold, blood-bath training for ultimate muscle gaining…
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Till next time, train hard—and smart—for BIG results.
—Steve Holman and Jonathan Lawson
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