IRON MAN E-Zine: Issue #529:
Your Get-Big Fix: 10X Mass Blast
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Your Get-Big Fix: 10X Mass Blast
Q: Your recent experiment of using Fridays for heavy-set workouts and total-4X workouts on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday is perfect. I’ve been missing standard style training since I started 4X, but because I’ve made such great gains, I was afraid to mix in heavy sets. Doing it every two weeks for each bodypart is an excellent solution. My question is, Couldn’t you do the reverse as well? Like do standard heavy workouts Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, then on Friday do all-4X training?
A: If you respond well to lower-rep, standard-style heavy training, by all means that would work well (more on how you can build the biggest muscle fibers possible in a moment). You may even want to do 10×10 on Fridays for only one BIG exercise per bodypart…
For the uninitiated, 10×10 has you take a weight with which you can get 20-plus reps, but you only do 10; rest 30 seconds, then do 10 more–and so on until you complete 10 sets. The last few sets you won’t get 10 reps. If you do, you need to add weight to that exercise at your next 10×10 session.
Remember, 10×10 is almost pure density, so that would be a great sarcoplasmic-growth stimulator. The sarcoplasm is the energy-substrate fluid in a muscle fiber. So 10×10 a good balance to the heavy, straight-set work at your other heavy workouts, which primarily grow the myofibrils (actin-myosin pairings) inside a muscle fiber. (Training both can conceivably double your muscle growth!)
Here’s how the split would look…
Monday (Heavy): Chest, Back, Abs
Tuesday (Heavy): Legs
Wednesday (Heavy): Delts, Arms
Friday (10×10): Chest, Back, Abs
Monday (Heavy): Delts, Arms
Tuesday (10×10): Legs
Wednesday (Heavy): Chest, Back, Abs
Friday (10×10): Delts, Arms
Also, for 10×10 you only do ONE exercise per bodypart–so that means you’re done with a muscle in about 10 minutes. For example, bench presses for chest, pulldowns for lats, bent-over rows for midback, rack high pulls for delts–these are like wide-grip upright rows, but you use some momentum to get the bar up to your lower chest…
To repeat, 10×10 sequences emphasize SARCOPLASMIC growth in the fast-twitch type 2A fibers, the dominant type in the biggest bodybuilders. And it works, big time. Here’s what renowned bodybuilding and Olympic strength coach Charles Poliquin says about it…
“To say [10×10] adds muscle fast is an understatement. Gains of 10 pounds or more in six weeks are not uncommon, even in experienced lifters!”
The reason it works so amazingly well is because almost every trainee uses a power-training style ON EVERY WORK SET. They think that strength equals size. It does, but only to a degree. It primarily hypertrophies the MYOFIBRILS in the 2As. However, it’s the sarcoplasm that creates additional, if not the most, massfull, round muscle structures. If you’re training exclusively with standard-style workouts–8-10 reps, longer rests–you’re missing out BIG.
Take 10×10 for a test drive and your mass gains will come alive.
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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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