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CNS Fatigue: Is CNS a Real Concern or Just Another Lame Excuse?

By Jason Ferruggia The CNS controls everything; if it’s fried your performance is going to suck. So you have to be careful about CNS intensive methods and allowing for proper recovery of the CNS. CNS intensive training methods are the max effort method in which you are lifting extremely heavy weights for a max or near max attempt and the …

How To Build Muscle Super Fast

By Jason Ferruggia If you want to build muscle fast there are a few very important factors you need to be aware of. First of all, if you have less than Herculean genetics you need to be sure to avoid overtraining. There are several different ways to do this which are listed below. Don’t do more than 12-15 sets per …

The Mindset of a Hardgainer

By Jason Ferruggia Nothing pisses me off more than skinny guys who complain about their inability to gain weight. “Waaaaa (said in a whining baby voice ala Artie Lang and Howard Stern), I have a really fast metabolism.” “Waaaaa, it’s harder for me than most people to gain weight.” “Waaaaa, I don’t have the appetite to eat that much.” “Waaaaa, …

Highly Effective Muscle Building Workouts

By Jason Ferruggia Why is it that almost all of the muscle building workouts you read about advocate body-part splits? Monday is chest day, Tuesday is back, Thursday is legs and Friday is arms…or something like that, I guess. Why does everyone just do what everyone else is doing and follow the herd like a bunch of sheep without stopping …

How to Get “The Guns”

By Jason Ferruggia Everyone who ever picks up a weight soon develops the desire for a set of massive arms. It’s nearly unavoidable. Within a week after their first workout most guys are start for searching the secrets of how to get huge arms during every spare moment they have. Nearly everybody loves to stretch their shirt sleeves or even …

How to Build Crazy Muscle at a Mind Blowing Rate

By Jason Ferruggia What is the most important thing I can do at the gym to ensure that I will continually build lean muscle? It’s very simple. The most important thing you can do each and every single time you go to the gym if you want to build muscle is to try to set a PR (personal record) on …

Training to Failure

By Jason Ferruggia Training to failure has long been a much debated subject amongst fitness professionals. Many experts tell you that if you really want to increase muscle mass you have to go to failure on each and every set you do while others will warn you to avoid training to failure at all costs. At different points in my …

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Was Mike Mentzer a Genius or a Lunatic?

By Jason Ferruggia If you don’t know who Mike Mentzer was I will give you some quick background. He was a famous bodybuilder who competed back in the seventies and eighties against none other than Arnold, himself. He was known for being a huge proponent of extremely low volume training. Mike was either loved or hated; there was no in …

How to Gain Weight & Build a Huge Back

By Jason Ferruggia If you want know how to gain weight and build a thick, muscular back there are three exercises that you need to become very familiar with. Those exercise are chin ups, rows and lastly but most importantly; deadlifts. If you did nothing but those three exercises faithfully you would end up with a thick and impressive looking …

Is a “Pump” Needed to Build Muscle Mass?

By Jason Ferruggia Who could ever forget that famous line from Pumping Iron where Arnold said that getting a good pump was better than sex? We all laughed, although some of us harder than others, because deep down we agreed with what he said. But after all these years, the question still remains- is a good pump a defining component …