"Before I get started let me say that what Im laying out here is designed to put as much muscle on someones body as they can genetically handle as fast as possible. I am not a powerlifter or a competitive bodybuilder..........there are numerous tweaks that would be in order for one to pursue either of those goals. However, this program will get someone extremely close to the competitive level in either field if it is followed just the way I have it shown here.
I do not believe in isolation moves. Unless your rehabbing, advanced in age or in the final stages of prep.......I believe that isolation moves are complete garbage. The only thing I want someone using is the biggest, heaviest, ugliest, most painful compounds moves they can find. Heavy presses, heavy rows or pulldowns, squats and deads and thats it. In fact, Im still trying to find a way but if all I could have someone do is squats and deads, you would see some real monster crushers walking around. The problem with squats and deads is they wreak your CNS in a flash. Because of this, we need to take frequent breaks from these two movements and the next best thing is the heavy rows and presses.
Im not going to go into much detail about this right now but I dont care what program or routine your running, if your looking to pack on the muscle as fast as you can and your not pounding the protein, water and sleep........your playing games. Even more so with the way I have this structured. I dont have this set up to make you feel good, I have it set up for sheer size. Even if your getting 2x your bodyweight in protein every single day, drinking a more than a gallon of water and getting 8 to 10 hours of sleep a night, which are all prerequisites of this program, it WILL still beat you up fast.
It never fails, everytime I work with someone, the first few weeks they are like ''Man this is great!! Im loving the way this is making me feel!'' I call it the honeymoon phase. Its all good times until a month or so into it and they are already up 20+ pounds on all their lifts and their mentally just starting to realize what is happening to them physically. This is geared for extreme results, so does it makes sense that if you want something real extreme to happen to you, your going to have to do some pretty extreme things? Is 10 hours of sleep a night extreme? How about 500+ grams of protein a day?
If thats too much for you then maybe this isnt for you. Im just laying out here what I have found that works, as far as Im concerened, better than anything out there. Like I said, even if your pushing the protein, sleep and water like you never thought possible, most people can only go for a couple months TOPS, before they need some serious time off from the weights completely. Personally, I take 10 to 14 days off every 2 months or so.
Learning to identify overtraining is easy.......when you stop progressing, its time for a break. As long as the weights are going up every week, you are not overtraining. Most people who do this will need a break after 2 months. Some people can only go for a handful of weeks before they need some off time and a select few can go longer than 2 months but on average, most go about 2 months then a good week or two off is needed.
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