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IRON MAN E-Zine: Issue #622: Size-Building, Fat-Blasting Finisher

IRON MAN E-Zine: Issue #622:
Size-Building, Fat-Blasting Finisher


Size-Building, Fat-Blasting Finisher

Q: I like the 4-days-per-week Ultimate Fat-to-Muscle Workout. I got that e-book after reading the last e-zine. Instead of high reps on the last isolation exercise, can I do a 4X sequence instead? That method is fantastic for mass.

A: Absolutely. Remember, the last exercise is a continuous-tension, contracted-position exercise in Positions-of-Flexion mass training. For example, the Fat-to-Muscle triceps routine looks like this:

Midrange: Lying extensions, 2 x 9, 7; 1 x 7NA
Stretch: Overhead extensions, 1 x 7-9; 1 x 7NA
Contracted: Pushdowns, 2 x 15-20

So your last exercise would switch to this…

Contracted: Pushdowns (4X), 4 x 10

For the uninitiated, 4X is taking a weight with which you can get 15 reps, but you only do 10; rest 30 seconds, then do 10 more–and so on until you complete 4 sets. If you get 10 on the last set, add weight to that exercise at your next workout or go for 4×11.

The short rests between sets will get the target muscle burning and the growth hormone churning—and that leads to major fat burning from the GH surge. It also does great things for muscle mass via sarcoplasmic expansion.

You could also use a couple of drop sets instead of 4X. That would be a set of 10 reps to failure, reduce the weight and immediately go to failure again. Rest for 1 1/2 minutes, then do another drop set. Two weight reductions would be a double-drop for even more muscle burn–like this….

Contracted: Pushdowns (double drop), 2 x 10(7)(4)

So with the Fat-to-Muscle routine, or something similar you can devise, you are attacking multiple muscle-building as well as fat-burning pathways: 1) testosterone release with the power pyramid, 2) fiber trauma with Negative Accentuated, or X-centric, sets for fat burning during the repair process outside the gym (six-second negatives on every rep), 3) GH release via muscle burn on the high reps, 4X or drop sets on the last exercise.

With that 3-way approach and X-treme Lean nutrition principles you’ll grow bigger and more ripped after every workout…

Till next time, train hard–and smart–for BIG results.

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–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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