Q. Glen, Is There A "Universally Best" Program Or System?
A. Simply stated! NO
Whether you have been lifting iron for years or just
a beginner trying to tread water, I know for a fact
that you have been bombarded with so many training
programs and systems that you'll be lucky if you can
avoid quitting altogether because of the confusion!
Should you do full body workouts? Split program?
High reps? Low reps? Pyramids? "Pump" training?
Go to failure? Low volume? High volume? High
frequency? Low frequency? UGH!!!!
LOL Does it not confuse the heck out of you? Sure,
it might make you 'popular' in a chat room by knowing
the different 'styles' of training but is it really
necessary to 'research' all of these methods before
you begin training?
Will ONE of these programs will *out do* all the
Will you miss out on the ONE if you don't get twenty
different opinions before you start your quest for
Are you wandering if I researched all of these different
"styles" of training?
Too be honest, I'm going to let you in on a little
secret that NO ONE else will tell you.
Would you believe me if I told you that almost EVERY
SINGLE muscle building program that I have tried
has worked for me?!
Can you believe I just said that?
That's right. I have made gains on practically
EVERY SINGLE muscle building program I have ever
tried. The ones I have created for myself and
the ones others have created for me.
And guess what?
Almost every single program 'style' that you can
choose from will most likely work for you too!
No one is an exception!
How could that be possible?!
Because your body has zero clue of whether you
are using an Olympic coach's program, a Men's
Health program, my program or the program made
by your local trainer.
It's NOT the program that gets results. It's HOW you do the program! Did you get that? It's *HOW* you do the program!
Every day, my In box gets filled with email from people
asking me, "Glen, I'm interested in a muscle
building course but how do I know it's going to
It *WILL* work if you follow my recipe below:
1. TRUST the program and DECIDE to make it work
I firmly believe that having 100% trust in
the author of the program is one of the most
important factors in your success with a muscle
Your trust will affect the degree of effort, focus
and dedication that you'll put into the routine.
That alone, will jack up your results!
Rarely, does a program actually 'fail.' Usually
it is the person doing the program that fails!
If you DECIDE - that means you step up to the plate
and commit to the program 100% - then why would you
DECIDE to make the program work before you begin.
DECIDE to study it, follow it and seek out the coach
of the program for guidance IF you do need
I can't stand people who say, "I'm not sure if
this program will work for me...."
Decide to make it work and it will work!
Have you ever seen those guys in your gym who
work out with horrible technique, don't seem
to have any structure to their workouts, and
appear to be 'over training' because they are
always in the gym?
Yet, a good percentage of them have SPECTACULAR
bodies! Ever wonder why?
Most likely, they are SIMPLY consistent.
They do not miss workouts. They do not take
lots of 'down time'. They do not 'try' to
make it into the gym. They MAKE it to the gym.
You can bet your saving account that they will
be at the gym at the exact same time, the exact
same days, every day, like clock work.
Becoming *CONSISTENT* is extremely powerful because
you build up momentum and see instant gains
which creates momentum which keeps you motivated
to maintain your rhythm.
Any program that you do CONSISTENTLY over time
will bear fruit.
Visualize that guy in your gym again. The one
with no variety, no workout structure, and
The same guy that is the biggest guy in you gym.
He doesn't know anything about the latest 'breakthrough'
training program... he simply trains his butt off
every time he goes to the gym.
He rarely talks to anyone.He wears his iPod
Has no time to stare at himself in the mirror.
Every rep he does is like his last rep.
Every set is done like his life depends on it.
He trains like a barbarian. He carries a towel
because he drips sweat all over the gym floor.
He lifts heavy weights and high reps and has
others stop and stare at him while he trains
thinking, "Is that how I should be training?"
The answer? YES! YES! YES!
Any program that you do over and above your
previous workout intensity will product results.
You could give me any training program, and I am
confident enough that I would get results from
it, not because of the program, but BECAUSE I will do it with the RIGHT intensity.
Every workout should be forcing you to do more
weight, more reps and more sets and less weight
in a structured manner.
4. Caloric Support
I don't want to under estimate nutrition but
I have to admit that I have seen guys with
HORRIBLE nutrition get incredible physiques
simply because they TRUST the program,
were CONSISTENT with the program and did the
program with the right INTENSITY. And most
importantly they DECIDED to get results.
Adding proper nutrition will take your physique to the highest level possible.
Trying to build muscle without the proper
nutritional support is like trying to buy
a $50,000 car with only $25,000 in the bank.
I'm going to dedicate an entire New Blog to muscle
building nutrition so let's shut this one done
Thanks for staying with me... that was a long one!
Any personal health questions or problems mental or physical or before starting any diet or exercise program. Please consult your physician !
Any questions? Ask Glen!