IRON MAN E-Zine: Issue #734:
Fat-Jacking, Muscle-Packing Workout Tips
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Fat-Jacking, Muscle-Packing Workout Tips
Q: I’m ready to start the four-days-per-week Fat-to-Muscle Workout. I like training each muscle only once a week, and I think the heavy work combined with negative-accentuated (X-centric) sets is just what I need to rip up and build up at the same time. However, I’m interested in your new TORQ technique. High reps with short rests would give the workout an interesting new dimension. Should I use it, and, if so, where should I put it in the routine?
A: Lots of trainees have reported spectacular results with The Ultimate Fat-to-Muscle Workout, only training each muscle once a week. The extra recovery time is necessary because, as you mentioned, there is fiber-damaging heavy work and X-centric sets, as well as high reps–lots of trauma…
All of that is synergistic in building muscle while burning fat. The extra myofibrillar damage from the X-centric sets–lifting in one second and lowering in six–requires lots of energy after the workout for repair. The good news is that research shows that a lot of that energy comes from body-fat stores.
That’s the metabolic momentum we discuss and why you get leaner as your muscles grow larger.
Okay, so where would you use tension overload repetition quantity (TORQ)? The obvious place is on the ending contracted-position exercise. But before we get to an sample workout, understand that it will be demanding…
TORQ pushes the target muscle into the upper hypertrophic tension time–60 to 90 seconds. You use the same weight on each set, go to failure or close and you only rest 45 seconds. It’s a great way to finish off a muscle for big gains and more leanness–you get a powerful growth hormone surge thanks to muscle burn.
Okay, here’s an example, taking the Fat-to-Muscle lat routine and supercharging it with TORQ…
Midrange: Pulldowns, 3 x 9, 7, 4-6; 1 x 6-8 (X-centric)
Stretch: DB pullovers, 1 x 7-9; 1 x 6-8 (X-centric)
Contracted: Stiff-arm pulldowns, 1 x 30, 20, 15 (TORQ)
Warning: That combination of full-range Positions-of-Flexion work with heavy, X-centric and TORQ training will get you sore. But that just means you’ll need seven days to recover–and burn fat as you repair and rebuild your lats. How great is that?
Soon you’ll have a new ripped physique walking down the beach…
Till next time, train hard–and smart–for BIG results.
–Steve Holman and Jonathan Lawson
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This Special Report was submitted by Jonathan Lawson and Steve Holman.
The IRON MAN Training & Research Team
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