Enter 36 Chambers Of Strength
Ask any other hip-hop head…
They will tell you…
The greatest hip-hop group of all time is without a doubt, The Wu-Tang Clan
During the late nineties this group of rappers hailing from the slums of Shaolin (Staten Island) steam rolled the entire rap game by dropping one the most innovative albums of all time “Enter the Wu-tang (36 Chambers)”
Back then the Wu were like nothing you had seen or heard before.
Their sound was hard, gritty and as far a cry from the jazz inspired acts like Tribe and De La Soul which had dominated hip-hop for so many years
From the moment you pressed play, it became obvious the Clan was something completely different.
Their music sounded as if it had been birthed in the murky recesses of an inner city hallway. The sound production was dark and gloomy
The Wu was brutal and viscerally engaging.
I will never forget the day my buddy Rob, played that 36 Chambers album for me.
I popped his headphones in my ears and stood there, mouth agape listening to the raspy voice of Method Man describing in vivid detail exactly how he would torture opposing emcees
Aside from their lyrical genius – another thing which made the Wu-tang so special, was their ability to mesh the sounds of multiple emcees together into something much greater
As individual performers, each member had his own unique style, flow and cadence but once they came together they created a sound akin to a verbal battering ram
Anyone who listened to the Wu was bound to become a fan – they were just that GOOD
The reason I am taking you down memory lane is because art often imitates life. As a loyal newsletter subscriber you know that “Strength is my Culture” and my love of all things pertaining to strength training has me constantly searching for newer better ways to get Stronger
In all my searching, I’ve yet to discover a training style more effective for putting on mass and increasing strength than Powerbuilding
This hybrid approach to training is reminiscent of the Wu-tang in that it has single elements which are great but once you mesh everything together – you have something unforgettable.
Powerbuilding is one of the few approach’s to training that gets you bigger, stronger and more muscular without wasting your time on junk sets, reps or movements
It’s ideal for damn near all strength athletes because it takes the best of both worlds; strength and hypertrophy and blends them together to make you THAT much more imposing in the weight-room
With that said, I should warn you: all Powerbuilding programs are not creates equal
Most programs expose lifters to far too much volume and intensity within then same workout – leading to burn-out and little to no training result
A good Powerbuilding program will wake-up your central nervous system, tap into your high threshold muscle fibers ( The muscle fibers with the greatest potential for growth) then tear down the remaining fibers to illicit higher levels of muscle growth
Few other types of training can claim to do the same
If you are dead serious about getting adding more muscle to your frame while you build up your max levels of strength – you MUST train using a Powerbuilders approach
P.S. In tomorrows newsletter I am going to reveal the three powerhouse athletes who use this Powerbuilding system of training and how it’s helps them gain freakish levels of muscle while becoming the strongest guys in the gym
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