I have found that your change-to-gain method works. I have put on five pounds in the past month, but I know it’s more muscle than that because my abs are sharper. My question is, do you consider adding sets enough of a change to grow?
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Q: I just started using the 4X methods. Great stuff. Loving the pumps, but I’m wondering if 4X is better for maximum muscle size or Downward-Progression 4X
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When I use regular TORQ (30-20-15) on isolation exercises like leg extensions, can I add weight each set?
The phrase, “First, do no harm,” is attributed to the Hippocratic oath that is historically taken by physicians. It should be the mantra of any bodybuilder who sees bodybuilding as the lifestyle that it was meant to be. Lifestyle means a way of living.
Q: I love 4X because it’s 10 reps per set. I get the “hypertrophic tension time” of more than 40 seconds on every set. My workout partner likes DP 4X better, adding weight each set as the reps decrease (12-10-8-6).
In Xtreme Lean you have the “High-Definition Workout” (pages 76-78), and you say to use it five days a week. I don’t think I’ve seen you recommend that many workouts in a row. What’s the reason [for five consecutive days of training]?
This month we celebrate Arnold’s b-day with his classic arm-mass workout—specifically, how he built his sky-high bi’s.
Your nervous system is probably hammered. We know, we know–you don’t want to lose any muscle or strength. So here’s what we suggest.
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This month you get the 411 on building muscle from a guy who’s been in the body biz for more than 30 years, Clark Bartram. Based on his lifetime of experience, he lays out lessons to help you grow and get ripped to the bone.
For the uninitiated, the “in-for-out, out-for-in” rule for biceps is that an inward grip for biceps exercises, like close-grip curls or concentration curls, emphasizes the outer head–which is the “peak” head…
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Q: I got the Power-Density Mass Workout 2.0 and was motivated by [Mr. America] Doug Brignole’s interview and how he uses only one exercise for each muscle. I notice the he adds weight over five sets so his reps fall–but I’m with you and think 50 reps is a bit much–and boring. My question is, if I use your TORQ method [30-20-15] on two or three exercise per bodypart, should I add weight over those three sets?
This month L.T. does the Q&A thing with fitness model and TV star T.J. Hoban. Though he’s best known as “Rex” on “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” the man has a jacked physique that’s getting notice as well.
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This month we feature the winners of the 2014 BodySpace Spokesmodel Search, Chassidy Smothers and Rodney Razor. We’ll have their back stories, complete workouts and diets plus a look at their winning motivational tactics.
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Our version of NA training is what we call X-centric. You take your 15-rep-max poundage and lift in 1 second and lower in 6…
Dave Goodin talks with L.T. about the radical new training he adopted after his shoulder injury. Plus, Ron Harris rides into the sunset.
This month Heavy Duty returns. No, there’s no long-lost Mentzer brother—but Markus Reinhardt is close.
Q: I know that the short rests between sets with 4X have fire up fat burning with growth hormone. How can I use 4X in The Ultimate Fat-to-Muscle Workout?
The passing of Dan Lurie, bodybuilding pioneer and publisher of Muscle Training Illustrated, at the age of 90
It’s that time of year again—time for biting cold, snow and swimsuits. Say, what? The February issue is our annual swimsuit spectacular, with page after page of gorgeous babes in tiny swimwear.