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USE UP TOO MUCH OF THE 100% IN YOUR BREAKDOWN WORKOUT PHASE AND MISTER YOU WON’T GROW, COS WHAT’S LEFT IS NOT RIGHT FOR YOUR MUSCLE. WHAT’S NOT RIGHT MEANS ‘THERE’S NOTHING LEFT.’

Think of it as the 2K way of smartmuscle building. So it’s time to rethink what showmuscle is all about – SURVIVAL, pure and simple! Survival is ALWAYS the motivating force of the human body. BUT the body is merely a servant of your brain and your mind set rules whether or not you are going to be successful as a bodybuilder or anything else. It rules in every activity of life. This is why; intelligent, smart showmuscle bodybuilding is the fast route to life success IF you use it wisely. It is the catalyst for forging ahead in life providing you mind-muscle train.

If you tell someone you’re a bodybuilder, or you even look like a stud bodybuilder, the immediate reaction is “ yeah, totally gorilla thick” in terms of muscle (or potential muscle) anyway, but moreover, tragically, you are perceived as mentally (dumbo) thick. Because many past bodybuilders have not been exactly bright icons of intelligencer, bodybuilding per se is generally perceived as an “activity only suitable for thickies!”

To be fair, bodybuilders have brought this perception on themselves through inappropriate behaviour to others, and if YOU don’t respect others, why should others respect YOU? BUT enough is enough and it’s time, smartmuscle reared not its ‘ugly’ head but rather it’s ‘awesome’ and immensely proud head and announces it HAS AT LAST COME OF AGE!

But, there is far more to it than that! AND this particular BUT is a humungous one:

Muscle is fundamentally built via the brain and can ESSENTIALLY ONLY be built via the brain.

It is in fact, one of the most cerebral forms of activity that can be practised. It is certainly the ‘perfect learning curve exercise’ for concentration focusing and everything to do with getting higher grades and making an impact on one’s life in a most positive way. For it molds both the brain and the body into a complimentary working unit, enforcing productivity from both. It further develops an inner power of self-confidence in winning through regardless. So the next time, someone (your parents, relations schoolteacher, friends or whoever) tell(s) you: ‘forget bodybuilding unless you want to be considered thick and second rate’ just inform them (politely of course!) of the following:

It is true that the direct result of stress resistance incremental training (whether this is through utilizing a barbell, dumbbell, pulleys, bodyweight or whatever) leads to gains in body size (particularly elevated, when utilizing a 100% mind-muscle regime as JMI avidly practices). However muscle actually occurs via the excitation of nerve impulse traffic. This originates from the brain and travels via a neuromuscular pathway into the muscle motor unit. The consequent enhanced impulse traffic in the muscle, then produces neuronal and biochemical changes which lead to increased strength capacity, relating to nerve discharge patterns, and these in turn create such ‘action potential power’ when arriving at the muscle cell, that the result is a higher intensity stimulus of contraction. It is the force of this mind-muscle contraction connection over the resistance stress overload that makes for muscle, and most certainly, not physical power. The more powerful the mind-set response; the more powerful the muscle stimulation.

Try executing a rep whilst looking at the television with no focusing whatsoever on the target muscle, and apart from the danger of injury, there would be little or no result growth. Whereas. Concentrate on developing the mindset intensity with 100% focusing on the target muscle, and ideally, 100% on just a minor section of that target muscle and an immediate upload of power is created. There simply has to be a mind-muscle connection for body growth productivity to take place effectively. YOUR BODY is but a tool of your brain (mind set) and the weight is but just a tool of your body. Such a phenomenon as muscle growth is basically produced by changes in nervous system function, which is why your CNS & PNS (central and peripheral nervous system) must be so carefully looked after, with regular off-training periods after balls-out workout programs to allow refreshment and total revigoration to take affect; this is the principal reason that growth falters and bodybuilders don’t progress. It might therefore be more realistic to say that it is pure brain-power and not physical power that creates muscle. All you then have to do is channel the brainpower of your showmuscle and bodybuilding efforts into every other area of your life.

Showmuscle is all to do with packaging and you even have to package your FUTURE GROWTH IN INITIATION PHASES:

PACKAGE YOUR 100% in SIX DISTINCT GROWTH PHASES.

Give too little to one phase, and all the other phases suffer.

1. Pre-workout mind set MOTIVATION and performance autosuggestion hypnotherapy.

(Rehearse your workout in your mind and literally pre-program yourself to grow!). YOU ARE IN EFFECT A MUSCLE ACTOR who takes the stage or who goes onto the set everytime you enter the gym. So REHEARSE AND GET IT RIGHT! Make your MIND control your body from day 1 of your SHOWMUSCLE LEARNING CURVE. You MUST work as hard on your mind-set as your bod. Your workout is but one aspect of growth, and the longer you spend on this, the less time you allow for the other phases to react positively.

2. Your endogenous (natural) hormonal elevation. Get this right and wondrous things will happen to your bod. If you’re a teen this is especially VITAL as you are potentially at the fastest, most exciting, muscle growing stage of your life. Similarly as a junior you can make impressive progress, and for those more advanced (in terms of age), a whole range of regimes can be introduced to make your training maximally productive. Nutritional Input (everything and anything you take into your mouth counts!)

3. FOOD PROGRAMING RELATIVE TO YOUR MATABOLIC PROFILE

4. Recuperation (this is strictly anytime that you are NOT working out or otherwise energy-expending, in using up potential growth producing time).

5. Sleep:

Basically, this is the ONLY time you are able to provide yourself with 100% quality growth time, plus to a large extent natural hormone growth.

TRULY SUCCESSFUL SHOWMUSCLE is a combination of being a totally, ferocious, ruthless young muscle, “killer” animal in the gym (regardless of age!) and then, being muscle smart by muscle finessing: In other words stud:

HOT MUSCLE-CHILLING OUT! So: 3D IT:

6. LIFESTYLE 3D IT:

MINDSET DISCIPLINE:DRIVE: DETERMINATION:

AND ‘GO FO IT! Train with your brain – go STRAIGHT for the target muscle pain THE LESS TIME YOU TAKE TO POSITIVELY STIMULATE TO FAILURE THE MORE QUALITY GROWTH TIME REMAINS TO SLAB-PACK.

ALL these phases are just as important. It is a total fallacy to concentrate on training and leave everything else to chance: - Get one weak link in your PERSONAL GROWTH PACKAGE CHAIN & your bodybuilding career will be disappointing. Get everything RIGHT and you will fast-track musclemotor ahead to AWESOME! In this scenario, MUSCLE can THEN pack on to your bod so quickly, even you will be surprised. BUT also periodically (perhaps every 8/12 weeks add another secret ingredient:

TAKE TIME OFF FROM BALLS-OUTING

and you will allow your bod time to REFRESH & RECHARGE for ever more intensity and SERIOUS GROWING. This is particularly relevant to your Central & Peripheral) Nervous System.

Take ONE WEEK OFF training every 8/12 weeks and experience the difference. You will be astounded at how you grow afterwards once you get back into your regime, but even more astonishing, is how many bodybuilders grow more during that one week off than when they are training.

Balls-out workout intensity on the target muscle is essential, but if you lift weights on a regular basis using the same amount of intensity at every workout, your muscles will develop to a point at which they simply adapt and can then comfortably handle that intensity without unduly depleting your body's resources. You will be simply wasting your time and energy.

Once you achieve this intensity, you have achieved:
YOUR SHOWMUSCLE TRAINING PAR GROWTH LEVEL.
Thereafter: to develop ongoing growth, Yes, you still have to train balls-out and achieve total, positive stimulation innervation on the target muscle each and every workout. BUT, just one extra rep, or a different training emphasis on the muscle, or a minimum amount of additional poundage will create this scenario. The slightest, minimal additional stress intensity will produce maximum productivity. Moreover, the fastest duration you can achieve this state of muscular phase, the faster you will grow awesome.

In fact at this stage of your training learning curve, the longer duration your workout phase takes (in general but dependent of course on the specific program and stage of individual growth requirements) the LESS time you allow for your other phases.
 SHOWMUSCLE IS A DEDICATED LIFESTYLE OF ACHIEVEMENT AND END-RESULTS. It is no good just playing at being a bodybuilder, you must give your ALL. At whatever phase of your showmuscle learning curve you personally are (and be quite clear, you never, ever stop learning!) Give 100%. Now you may think this is asking a lot, IT IS, but that is what this muscle biz is ALL about: - For YOU have chosen to STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD. When you are in the gym and in business with the weights, you transform and metamorphosize into a ferocious muscle animal that is totally ruthless and self-demanding of 100% end-results. Unless you give that from your mindset it will NOT happen for you. But the remarkable thing is that: when you do this, the sense of total achievement is such that you never ever will be satisfied with anything LESS. When your mind-set starts off with this attitude you are turning into a WINNER! YOU WILL EXUDE POSITIVITY FROM EVERY PORE. YOU WILL THEN ATTRACT POSITIVE THINGS INTO YOUR LIFE.

BODYBUILDING CAN NEVER BE A TRUE SCIENCE BECAUSE OF THE INTANGIBLES WITHIN THE INDIVIDUAL TRAINER:
Every bodybuilder is inherently different in physical, mental and aspirant make-up. This is why nobody on this planet can be such a good trainer in knowing YOUR body as YOURSELF. ONLY YOU can determine what really works for you, and even then, it is very much a question of trial and error. Good coaches guide, motivate and get the last drop of effort from you to make you better than you ever believed you could be, but without YOUR full cooperation and will to achieve, that results in zilch.

For YOU have chosen to STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD. When you are in the gym and in business with the weights, you transform and metamorphosize into a ferocious muscle animal that is totally ruthless and self-demanding of 100% end-results. Unless you give that from your mindset it will NOT happen for you. But the remarkable thing is that: when you do this, the sense of total achievement is such that you never ever will be satisfied with anything LESS. When your mind-set starts off with this attitude you are turning into a WINNER! YOU WILL EXUDE POSITIVITY FROM EVERY PORE. YOU WILL THEN ATTRACT POSITIVE THINGS INTO YOUR LIFE.

BODYBUILDING CAN NEVER BE A TRUE SCIENCE BECAUSE OF THE INTANGIBLES WITHIN THE INDIVIDUAL TRAINER: Every bodybuilder is inherently different in physical, mental and aspirant make-up. This is why nobody on this planet can be such a good trainer in knowing YOUR body as YOURSELF. ONLY YOU can determine what really works for you, and even then, it is very much a question of trial and error. Good coaches guide, motivate and get the last drop of effort from you to make you better than you ever believed you could be, but without YOUR full cooperation and will to achieve, that results in zilch.

YOU MUST GIVE SUCH INTENSITY THAT YOU TAKE THE TARGET MUSCLE TO BREAKDOWN FAILURE

But you MUST NOT OVERDO IT. Think of getting a suntan as an analogy: to increase the darkness of your tan, you must build up slowly at first for if you overdo it, your skin will blister and you have to start from scratch once again. Moreover, you have to lose your tan before you can comfortably and profitably start regaining your buffed bronze stud color. Once you have developed your ultimate suntan, it isn't necessary to subject your skin to the most intense sunlight it can stand without blistering. You must instead, limit the exposure to just enough to maintain the full suntan so your muscles shine in 3D glory.

Muscle growth stimulation also operates on this principle:
When you have reached the limit whereby the muscle fails and is no longer able to operate effectively by completing a FULL perfect style rep, there is generally little point in continuing that set apart from one or two forced reps, whatever the point reached. There is a calculating monitor, which indicates the safe interval of sun intensity and sounds an alarm when you reach those individual limits. If there were such a device for the bodybuilder, serious muscle would greatly benefit from if it could be adapted to measure the intensity of raw, pure muscular output.

Suppose at the end of the day the device indicated that your average muscular output was 100 pounds per minute. Let's call that your baseline muscular intensity. If every day for the next six months you engaged in an amount of muscular activity that caused the device to register an average of 100 pounds per minute, you wouldn't increase your muscle mass, because there would be no reason for your body to grow new muscle. Now, suppose that each day you engaged in an amount of muscular activity that caused the average intensity to rise by 5 percent; for example, 100, 105, 110, 116, 122, etc. At the end of 30 days, if you could sustain such a steady increase in your average muscular intensity, your wrist monitor would indicate an average of 412 pounds per minute. In order to safely cope with 412 pounds per minute of muscular output, your body would have to make itself substantially more muscular than it has to be to cope with 100 pounds per minute.

Although in General there should always be perfect form in a rep, combined with optimum mind-muscle focusing power, and this, particularly in the early stages of your showmuscle learning curve. Remember:

there are hundreds of potential programs for differing phases of your ongoing development. If used correctly they will all prove productive to a greater or lesser extent dependent on your physique stage and stress growing requirements, whilst also highly relevant to your metabolic somatotype profile (watch out for a forthcoming, major Showmuscle article on ‘Metabolic Profile Training and Lifestyle’ and through this, how everybody can train and gain more effectively).

Perhaps one of the very best and most productive regimes for the majority of trainers is : Power Factor training. (a complete article on this training method will be forthcoming, including a realtime focused article on two top bodybuilders who used such a program. These guys have 55” plus chests and power exploding pecs to die for through incrementally lifting very heavy and yet, after a few days of a Power Factor workout, they were still so pumped and sore that they could hardly bare to even touch their swollen, protesting pecs. They had in fact lifted many more times their usual massive poundage and yet not a full rep was even considered!

Perhaps one of the very best and most productive regimes for the majority of trainers is : Power Factor training. (a complete article on this training method will be forthcoming, including a realtime focused article on two top bodybuilders who used such a program. These guys have 55” plus chests and power exploding pecs to die for through incrementally lifting very heavy and yet, after a few days of a Power Factor workout, they were still so pumped and sore that they could hardly bare to even touch their swollen, protesting pecs. They had in fact lifted many more times their usual massive poundage and yet not a full rep was even considered!

This is based on partials. If you were to construct a month's worth of bench press routines, you could begin by establishing baseline Power Factor and Power Index numbers, which represent a measurement of the muscular intensity you're capable of generating in that exercise. You could then design a number of workouts for the next month that would always require you to use an intensity that was 5 percent higher than that used at the previous session. That's all the stimulation you'd need.

A mathematical, musclepower measuring system: like PRF (Power Rack Factor Training) and Power Index is however available. There cannot be a pure science of bodybuilding, due to the many intangibles of the individual trainer, but perhaps, this is one of the few semi-scientific methods.

IF you're looking to add mass as quickly as possible, there's no better way to get radical surges in size than by going all out in the gym. POWER FACTOR TRAINING VIA static contraction in appropriate cycling phases in one such program that really works, simply by the trainee holding a static weight at a point along the range of motion until TOTAL POSITIVE failure — It's a matter of physiology.

Going to GROWTH Failure is quite different from going to APPARENT FAILURE!

Failure is ONLY effective, when you overload the positive stress intensity factor on the target muscle to such a degree and in the minimal possible duration, that another perfect style rep (POSITIVE FAILURE is incapable of being performed. Sure, you could do more by using momentum or cheating, but once that muscle has positively failed due to the fibers being taken to exhaustion (and not through apparent failure by your PHYSICAL FAILURE which simply relates to APPARENT FAILURE). They then have to grow merely to survive and that means MORE MUSCLE SIZE. Any further training of that muscle is largely wasted energy. However, there are programs, which require a muscle being taken to the FURTHER point of not even being able to twitch, as most successfully practised by the foremost exponent of this regime; Tom Platz

YOUR PERSONAL MUSCLEGROWTH PACKAGE:

REMEMBER;
ALWAYS think of it in SIX DISTINCT INITIATION PHASES FROM WHICH YOU ONLY HAVE A TOTAL 100% ALLOCATION TO GROW.

  1. USE UP TOO MUCH OF THE 100% IN YOUR BREAKDOWN WORKOUT PHASE AND MISTER YOU WON’T GROW
  2. Muscle is fundamentally built via the brain and can ESSENTIALLY ONLY be built via the brain
  3. PROOF! Try executing a rep whilst looking at the television with no focusing whatsoever on the target muscle, and apart from the danger of injury
  4. PACKAGE YOUR 100% in SIX DISTINCT GROWTH PHASES.
  5. ALL these phases are just as important. It is a total fallacy to concentrate on training and leave everything else to chance
  6. Once you achieve this intensity, you have achieved: YOUR SHOWMUSCLE TRAINING PAR GROWTH LEVEL
  7. YOU MUST GIVE SUCH INTENSITY THAT YOU TAKE THE TARGET MUSCLE TO BREAKDOWN FAILURE
  8. Although in General there should always be perfect form in a rep, combined with optimum mind-muscle focusing power
  9. A mathematical, musclepower measuring system: like PRF (Power Rack Factor Training) and Power Index is however available
  10. FAILURE can be an effective tool for finding your CONTROLLED INTENSITY BASELINE
  11. To exaggerate the point, consider what happens to your strength when you're recovering from a serious bout of flu.

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