Athletic Muscle Building
"Who Do You Want to Look Like?"
by Tony Schwartz, Pro Strength Coach
The answer to this question will have a dramatic impact on how you train and eat every day to achieve your goal. So it is important that you take some
time to consider the pros and cons of each physique and make the right decision for you.
And after you make that decision I am going to show you exactly
how to build the body you want. If you are serious about changing your body then you are going to want to read this.
Maybe all of the above physiques seem like a far off dream to you right now. If you are carrying around some extra fat and no muscle mass to speak of then
you might be satisfied with just looking like the model. And there is nothing wrong with that as an initial goal.
And after you make that decision I am going to show you exactly how to build the body you want. If you are serious about changing your body then you are going to want to read this.
Maybe all of the above physiques seem like a far off dream to you right now. If you are carrying around some extra fat and no muscle mass to speak of then you might be satisfied with just looking like the model. And there is nothing wrong with that as an initial goal.
Anything is better than this
But I don't believe you should set your goals too low. This only limits your potential. The people who make big changes in their bodies and in their lives often set seemingly impossible goals. And this works because difficult goals are very motivating. Just think, which goal motivates you more:
I am going to gain 20 pounds of muscle.
The first goal isn't too exciting is it? Sure, it will be pretty easy to accomplish, but will your body really look any different? Now just imagine if you packed on 20 pounds of muscle. That would be a huge change, and something that you would be very motivated to accomplish.
The lesson here is not to settle for just "good enough". You are capable of much more than you think. It's your mind that is holding you back. Your ultimate goal should always be to achieve what you really want, not just what you believe is possible. It's time to change your expectations!
What is the Optimal Physique for You?
Obviously this is a question of personal preference. From looking at the 3 pictures above you probably already have a good idea of what you want to look like. But let's take a quick look at the pros and cons of each physique.
When you really take a good look at these physiques I think you will agree that you don't want to look like the model. So we're left with the choice between athlete and bodybuilder. Again, this is obviously a personal choice of what you want to look like, but we can't forget about one big downside to building the physique of a high-level bodybuilder: steroids.
It's an unavoidable fact that to build the level of muscularity that pro bodybuilders display you will have to use steroids. Even Arnold has admitted using steroids during his bodybuilding career, and the bodybuilders of today are much bigger than he ever was.
I know what you're thinking. Athletes use steroids too, right? Well, some of them certainly do, but it is not a requirement in most sports like it is in bodybuilding. You can definitely build an athletic physique without steroids, but if you want to look like a bodybuilder without using steroids then you better hope you have some incredible genetics, because it just isn't going to happen otherwise.
The other downside of a bodybuilder's physique is the lack of performance. Sure, bodybuilders look big and imposing, but athletes outmatch them in just about every performance area: strength, speed, endurance, flexibility, etc. Everyone wants to look good, but isn't having the performance to back-up your looks just as important?
Athletes: No Speedos Necessary
I am trying to be as objective as possible with this analysis, but I truly cannot think of a downside to having the physique of an athlete. If you were an actual competing athlete then the obvious downside is injuries. But if you're simply training like an athlete then the injury risk isn't any greater than it is with bodybuilding training.
So it seems we have a winner! But wait, there is one more important question that has to be asked:
What Do Women Want?
Having a lean muscular body has a lot of benefits: health, performance, confidence, and an overall sense of feeling better about yourself. But let's not forget one of the big reasons you want to improve your body: women.
Sure, all of the health benefits are nice, but nothing can compare to the feeling of having a woman check you out. But what exactly do women want?
Basically, studies have shown that when it comes to physical appearance women are most attracted to a guy with a six pack and broad shoulders. They don't want a guy who is too skinny, too fat, or too muscular. They are basically looking for the happy medium, or the athletic physique we have been talking about. There's a reason athletes do so well with women!
This definitely rules out the feminine look of male models. But it also rules out the bodybuilder look, because it is too freakishly muscular for most women. In fact, if you show just about any woman a picture of a bodybuilder you will hear her say something like, "Oh, gross!".
Let's be honest, there's a lot more that goes into getting women to like you than just having a great body. But by building a lean athletic body you are making a great first impression on every woman that sees you, and I don't know any guy who wouldn't want that!
How Can a Regular Guy Look Like an Athlete?
Now I know you're probably thinking that building an athletic body sounds great, but it may not seem possible. Maybe you have already been lifting weights, started a diet, or even tried out the latest supplements. But you're not getting the results you want.
You may have even convinced yourself that it is impossible for you to build a great body due to your poor genetics.
Well don't give up just yet, because I am going to give you the keys to building the body you have always wanted. These keys are what I have been using to help athletes and regular guys alike build muscle and lose fat.
1. Scientific Training Programs
As a strength coach I have had the chance to work with a lot of athletes as well as regular guys. When they come to me for help one of the first things I ask them about is the training programs they have used in the past. Because of this I know which programs work and which ones don't. And the programs that work time and time again are those that are based on the scientific principles we know to be true about training.
I won't bore you with all of the scientific details here, but let me just say that 90% of the programs I see out there are a complete waste of time. There are another 5% or so that are OK, and only about 5% that are great. The problem is, hardly anyone ever sees the top 5% because these programs are closely guarded by the coaches who write them.
In other words, you simply won't find these programs in bodybuilding magazines. The programs in these magazines aren't made for the average guy anyway. Just ask yourself, how much do you have in common with a 280 pound bodybuilder who is using boatloads of steroids?
The bottomline is that these cookie-cutter programs won't do the average guy any good. Instead, you need a program that is based on science and tailored to your specific goal of building a lean, athletic physique.
2. Intense Desire to Improve
A lot of supplements or training programs talk about how to easy it will be to change your body if you just buy their product. This is simply not true. Even the best designed programs require hard work and consistency. No training program will work if you don't attack every single session like an animal.
When I tell regular guys about the improvements some of my athletes make they will often respond by saying that athletes have superior genetics. But what they don't see is all the hours of hard work and dedication these athletes put in. I am talking about focused effort at every workout for weeks and months on end.
Contrast this with most guys who just go through the motions at the gym, or even talk on their cell phones while working out! Even if these guys followed the exact same program as one of my athletes they wouldn't get anywhere near the same results, and it wouldn't have anything to do with genetics!
3. Expert Perspective
Athletes have the advantage of constant coaching in all areas of their performance. They have strength coaches, technique coaches, nutrition coaches, psychologists, etc.
It would be great if we could all have this kind of expertise surrounding us, but most of us don't have the multi-million dollar salaries to afford this type of attention.
If you can, seek out the advice of a strength coach or a good personal trainer. This will help you more than you can imagine. But if you can't get advice from an expert then do the next best thing and get yourself a training partner. A training partner will see things you simply cannot and will provide you with another point of view on your performance.
A Step-by-Step Plan: Putting it All Together
We have taken a look at different types of physiques and what it takes to change your body for the better. But where do you go from here?
What we have discussed so far in the "3 Keys" is a good general outline of what you need to do. But to put this information into action you really need an expert in the field. Unfortunately, this is too expensive for most of us.
That's why I decided to do a little experiment...
In 2003, a select group of athletes were taught a new and experimental system of training referred to as “Athletic Muscle.” In the 90-day experiment, the average weight gain was 16 lbs. with no increase in fat. Available only at the highest levels of athletics for the last 5 years, the Athletic Muscle Building system is now available to the general public for the first time.
Science makes the difference:
The most popular training programs are based on disproven techniques involving high-volumes of ineffective work and bodybuilding magazine pseudoscience. Basic research immediately discredits these approaches, which ignore the most basic scientific fact: the muscle must get stronger to grow appreciably bigger.
See our unpaid testimonials for feedback from athletes who have used these ineffective programs prior to Athletic Muscle Building.
Here's the scoop: The Athletic Muscle Building system, in sharp contrast to other training systems, was developed by analyzing the training programs and methods of the top athletes from the world’s most elite athletic institutions, including the NFL, NHL, NBA, and NCAA.
What is the science behind these athletes’ successes? Keep reading to find out.
The commonalities of all these programs were isolated and combined with recently declassified sport science research from the former Soviet Union. From 1972 until its break-up in 1991, the Soviet Union and other countries of the Soviet Bloc dominated the Olympics year after year. The same top-secret Soviet research that went into these programs has now been analyzed and incorporated into Athletic Muscle Building to provide a user friendly system for giving average people the capability to build muscle at the same rate as the top athletes in the world.
In our testing we have found the Athletic Muscle Building system to be the most effective training system for increasing muscle mass and strength without increasing bodyfat.
The Athletic Muscle Building system has been tested with athletes of all ages and sports, and even the most genetically skinny athletes have been trained to pack on slabs of muscle in less than three months. By comparison, the average gym member will struggle to put on any muscle in that time, leading to extreme frustration, while the top 1% of gym members pack on huge amounts of muscle.
The Athletic Muscle Building system is designed to put you in this top 1% as soon as you start the system.
The Athletic Muscle Building system has produced some of the largest increases in muscle mass on record in only 90 days. The highest increase recorded is 26 lbs. Individual results will always vary, but it is guaranteed that you will increase your muscle mass by AT LEAST 10 lbs. in 90 days.
How many supplements can say that?
Many trainees report spending $150 a month on supplements. That is $1,800 per year.
How many of these supplements have given you any real advantage, quantifiable in pounds of muscle?
How many of these supplements guarantee you will increase your muscle mass?
How much would you pay for guaranteed muscle mass gains?
Using the Athletic Muscle Building system you get a return on your investment within a matter of days.
Working with a personal trainer costs $70 per hour. If you meet 3 times per week for 3 months you would spend more than $2,500. What do you get for your $2,500? You “may” experience an increase of 5-10lbs. of muscle. In sharp contrast, the Athletic Muscle Building system has a proven track record of scientifically increasing muscle mass in just 90 days.
By participating in this comprehensive program, you will learn secrets of muscle growth that have been used at the highest levels of athletics, including:
• The science behind the world's most muscular athletes
• Why 2/3 of all exercises are unnecessary
• Why the optimization of muscle gain depends on the analysis of muscle recruitment
• The primary and secondary factors affecting the rate of muscle gain
• How analyzing the nervous system holds the key to building muscle
• How to gain muscle by determining and correcting your physiological readiness
• How to gain muscle by increasing anabolism and decreasing catabolism
• How to turn-on the switch for muscle growth
• The unbiased truth on effective supplements; specific brands, recommendations, and dosages
• How a specific form of stretching can increase muscle mass by 334% in one month
• How to decrease the duration of recovery time by 33%
• How to improve flexibility as it pertains to increased muscle mass and strength
• The critical difference between working out and training
• How to capitalize on the intrinsic "strength curve" of every exercise to maximize recruitment
• How to quickly improve motor skills and muscle endurance with rhythm training
• How to optimize your hormonal state for safe muscle gains that rival steroids
• How to use food to achieve drug-like affects
• How to use supplements to increase strength by 10% in 20 minutes
• How to increase training volume and prevent over-training
• How to virtually eliminate all muscle pulls
• Bulgarian Olympic weightlifting principles for accelerated strength increases
• The applications and misuses of creatine for muscle gain
• How the brain stops your progress in its tracks before ever entering the gym; and how to fix it
• How to effectively use a hormone in your body that is more anabolic than testosterone
• How to lose fat and get in elite cardiovascular shape in 3 minutes
• How to train more effectively by timing training with circadian rhythms and sleep cycles
• How to balance strength training and cardiovascular training for increased recovery of the nervous system
• The simple method to eliminate nagging shoulder pain
• How to manipulate volume, intensity, and frequency to design your optimal training program
• Muscle Activation Sequences, Eccentric Quasi-Isometrics, and other techniques to prevent stagnation
• How to trick your nervous system to quickly “remember” strength you never had
• How to build muscle while you sleep
• Using supplements to enhance the anabolic response
• Why a big “pump” doesn’t mean you’re building muscle
• How to specifically address the separate manifestations of strength (eccentric, concentric, isometric)
• How to concentrate training sessions for faster muscle gains without fatigue
• The keys to minimizing "garbage workouts" and accurately determine the optimal training frequency for you
• How to capitalize on supercompensation following each training session
• Money saving discounts on food and supplements just for Athletic Muscle Building readers
• Why MOST cardiovascular training is useless for fat loss
• How to continue to improve after you’ve completed the first four phases
The Athletic Muscle Building system was developed to eliminate all exercises and methods that do not contribute to increased strength and muscle mass.
Once you properly understand the scientific principles of exercise physiology, you can eliminate exercise inefficiencies and increase muscle mass while improving strength and losing fat. Muscle building is a physical process limited primarily by factors under our direct control. Your body can be conditioned to stay in perpetual muscle building mode and produce huge improvements in both muscle mass and strength.
No serious lifter should invest in any method that uses bodybuilding magazine pseudoscience or otherwise refutes the scientific facts related to the building of muscle mass.
There are several definitions and objectives one must understand to optimize the muscle building process:
A) You must maximize the ability of your nervous system to “turn-on” your muscles.
B) You must strengthen the muscle in concentric, eccentric, and isometric actions.
C) You must incorporate exercises in the correct sequence.
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