I really like X-centric sets [lifting in one second and lowering in six]. Great muscle feel and pump. I’m getting ready to use a version of the Heavy/Light program in X-traordinary Muscle-Building Workouts I just got. My question is, If I want to use an X-centric set or two for each bodypart, should they go on heavy day or light day?
This month we do the Q&A thing with Brandan Fokken. What an eye-popping build! Brandan lays out motivation tips and tricks and shares the shoulder routine that built his delts into radically round orbs of sinew.
Q: I tried DP 4X on my big midrange exercise with a speed drop set after the last one. Wow, what an amazing feel and pump. I do behind-the-neck presses for delts. Can I use it on those too if I’m careful?
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Q: I read that you guys got super ripped without doing any cardio. I also saw that Arnold did no cardio to get lean, relying on weight training only. Is that true?
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?
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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.
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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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