Most of us have been there: Embarrassed to tell anyone we work out because of the puzzled looks—and then that stabbing comment: “Really? You lift weights?” That’s when you realize that maybe you’re not doing everything you can for a muscle-mass size surge. [Read more…]
Q: I’ve been checking out a lot of the high-intensity-training (HIT) stuff on the Web. Using one all-out intense set per exercise makes a lot of sense. But doing only one exercise per bodypart, as in most HIT programs, does not make sense to me. That’s why I want to try the more abbreviated HIT approach combined with 3D POF [training each muscle in three positions for full-range activation]. Any suggestions?
Q: I got all of your e-books, which are absolutely fantastic by the way, and in 3D Muscle Building I notice that your arm workouts are very short. I’m interested in sky-high biceps, but I’m worried that four or five sets once a week isn’t enough. If I want to specialize, should I add more sets?
A: While everyone’s work capacity and recovery ability are different, keep in mind that [Read more…]
“You gotta feel the muscle working if you want it to grow.” So say many of the biggest, freakiest bodybuilders. Trainees in search of big and ripped muscle interpret that to mean that they need to slow down their reps to a snail’s pace. Not true. Once again, it’s a case of watch, don’t ask, or you could go down the wrong road. The champs rarely do slow reps; usually they’re more like the pistons in a car engine. So what the heck do they mean by “feel the muscle?” [Read more…]
Before we get to the question, which involves training, we must hammer home one fact: No matter how developed your midsection is, if it’s covered with a layer of fat, your results will not be visible. In other words, you have to train hard AND eat right if you want to display acid-etched abs. We know that from experience. It took the right combination of hard work and diet for us to rip up into this condition… [Read more…]
You want big arms that resemble 20-pound hams hanging by your sides and streaked with vascularity for maximum eye-popping impact? Of course you do! That’s why we’re addressing a number of questions that need to be answered if you’re going to get the insane arm gains you deserve… [Read more…]
A lot of experts say that you’re either destined to have big muscles (bodybuilder look) or you’re not (distance-runner physique). It has to do with the muscle fiber types you’re dealt at birth—the genetics cards. But some cutting-edge research indicates that genetic muscle limitations may not be set in stone. You may be able to go from skinny twig to muscular and big with the right training—and it can happen very quickly and with fairly short workouts (as you’ll see, studies have tripled muscle size in animals in a month; we’ll give you training tips tied to that phenomenon in a moment). [Read more…]
Beyond X-Rep Muscle Building E-book Excerpt Analyzing Mr. Olympia’s Workout From an X-Rep Perspective
Throughout this e-book we’ve mentioned how Ronnie Coleman, Mr. Olympia, trains with an emphasis on semistretched overload. Those observations were the result of watching his latest DVD, “The Cost of Redemption,” which is an ungodly display of muscle mass and raw strength captured by videographer Mitsuru Okabe. In fact, his mass-training style is a prime example of max-force-point overload on almost every exercise. [Read more…]