Folks, got a guest article from Vince Delmonte today and he  just re-opened his  “Maximize Your Muscle program” –  it’s  solid stuff.

He provides a  new advanced muscle building technique & strategy every month and the missing ingredient – motivation, via his private coaching forum, which you get access to free.

It’s available for the princely sum of $1 …

Yup folks, it’s a bribe, but it’s an ethical ,  no risk one, you pay $1, if you don’t like it, you still get to keep it and if you do like it, Vince hope’s you’ll buy next months, that’s the sum of it.

You can check it out from his website here:

Meanwhile, here’s a short  guest article from Vince with 3 quirky/advanced techniques.

3 Weird Ways To Ignite NEW Muscle, Skyrocket Your Metabolism & Incinerate Fat
By Vince Delmonte.

#1: Unstable Surface Training to Activate the Nervous System

The reason it works: unstable training can increase muscle activation due to increased demand on the neuromuscular system in order to stabilize the articulation of joints caused by an unstable surface used as the base of support.

How to make it work:

Unstable training (such as performing a pushup with your hands on a stability ball or 2 medicine balls) does result in a decrease in force production, which prevents maximum motor unit recruitment. However, unstable surfaces do “wake up” the nervous system and its best application is to perform these exercises prior to the real strength training exercises.

Methods you can experiment with:

You don’t have to use an unstable exercise for every body part or exercise, but it can be excellent for a stubborn muscle group. A stubborn muscle group is often a result of the lack of activation of the CNS, thus using an unstable exercise could fix the problem. Let’s use for example push-ups on a medicine ball or stability ball superset with a DB chest press. The superset method is best practice and should be used earlier in the workout as unstable surface exercises are fatiguing. Another example, squats on a BOSU ball followed by barbell squats.

Other details: you don’t always have to be on an unstable surface to “wake up” the nervous system. You can perform exercises on 1 foot, with your eyes closed; or create a situation where your base of support is limited.

#2:Heavy Lifting Cycles

The reason it works: muscle damage, activation of the high threshold muscle fibers (growth fibers), potentiation of the nervous system; which means when you get back to Heavy Lifting Cycles

The reason it works: muscle damage, activation of the high threshold muscle fibers (growth fibers), potentiation of the nervous system; which means when you get back to yournormal bodybuilding routine you will be able to recruit more muscle fibers for the same exercise.

How to make it work: use every means in your power to increase your maximal strength, power and explosiveness. Dedicate a period of time each year to this style of training – it’s in my experience that after a period of focused heavy lifting, your gains from the subsequent program are always far superior.

Methods you can experiment with:

• regular sets in the 2-4 and 4-6 rep ranges, rest-pause sets (multiple mini-sets of heavy weight using 90% of your max weight taking only 10-seconds rest between reps), wave loading (1 x 5, 1 x 4, 1 x 3, 1 x 5, 1 x 4, 1 x 3), contrast loading (1 x 1, 1 x 5, 1 x 1, 1 x 5, 1 x 1, 1 x 5).

Other details: longer rest intervals of 2-3 minutes in between sets are required during heavy lifting phases.

# 3:Volume Lifting

The reason it works:

cumulative fatigue, hormonal production, and achieves a good pump. If you understand the importance of pre and post workout nutrition, jamming your muscles with workout drinks that include dextrose and amino acids, then guess what? Increase blood flow to a specific muscle will increase the amount of aminos being pumped into that muscle and it will significantly increase amino uptake. This means a much more anabolic (muscle building) response to your workout.

How to make it work: maximize the pump as well as muscle fatigue.

Methods you can experiment with: regular sets in the 8-10, 10-12 and 12-15 rep ranges, drop sets, pre-fatigue (super set isolation plus multi-joint), post fatigue (superset multi-joint plus isolation), giant sets (3 sets in a row for the same muscle group), slow reps ( 6 seconds up, 6 seconds down), “burns” (partial reps added at the end of a regular set).

Other details: 30-60 seconds between sets (or less). Do not chase after a pump in each set. Strategically place it at the end of each workout for your very last set and this will greatly increase the rate of muscle gain.

Interested in more techniques ?

For the next few hours you can grab Vince’s Maximize Your Muscle program on that $1 offer , here’s the link

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  1. dave 14 years ago

    I own MYM, it's pretty good, I don't think it's as good as Will's stuff , but I do really like it, don't like delmonte's other product much, but this is a good program and it keeps you focussed.

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      willbrink 14 years ago

      Good info Dave.

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    willbrink 14 years ago

    Rich, you don't have to yell at me. People seem to like this program, and I thought this article from Vince had some decent ideas in it for people to try, so I put it up. Do you have my program? If so, you have all you will ever need in truth, but that does not mean trying other stuff for a change of pace is a bad idea some times. xD

  3. Bryan 14 years ago

    MYM by Vince DelMonte is a good and solid program. The training changes drastically every month and it hits different anabolic targets each month. I'm onto my second month now and the training is fun albeit tiring. Definitely worth your buck if you're sick and tired of creating your own workout program every time you're looking for a change.

  4. Joe Lenihan 14 years ago

    Definitely agree 100% with going heavy/low reps. Nothing increases strength and hypertrophy much faster than that one modification, and it seems to cut down on overuse injuries seen from higher volume training.

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