HUGE Q&A Strength Or Mass?
Yo what’s up?
This mornings been freakin crazy, I woke up at 4:30 to get
to my first client and since then it’s been
I have a break for the next 45 minutes,
so I figured I’d respond to a few of
the questions I’ve been getting about
Q: Hey teiko how you doin brother. I bought a copy of Elliot hulses 5×5 recently and got your copy of huge its great. I’ve designed a program around both of them just wanted your take on it. I’m doing 5×5 on Monday Wednesday and Friday with your 10×10 training on Tuesday Thursday and Saturday. If you could give me ur opinion on this it would be great thanks
- Kurt Maybury
A: What’s up Kurt, from the sounds of things it looks like you can’t keep yourself out of the gym – Though I know what it’s like to wanna get a lift in every day… sometimes it can work against you. I’ve found that programs like 5×5 can be very taxing on your nervous system if you are really pushing it, this is why I would recommend you only train 3-4x a week tops on these sort of programs. The pay off will be increased strength and a greater likelihood of developing mass once you start a program like HUGE
Q: Yo Teiko!
I just got to know about your “HUGE” pdf that I was able to get by Elliott’s special free offer of the “Advanced 5×5″. I am truely fascinated by your ideas and your workout and wanted to say thank you! So I sent you a friend request because I did not find a “Like Page” of yours though I want to recieve updates of you.
- Em Faupunkt
A: Thanks for the support Em, As I said in the last newsletter – Advanced 5×5 and HUGE are the perfect pairing for someone looking to get stronger and bigger in the short term. The high intensity protocols of 5×5 basically prep you for growth while making you stronger – follow that up with the high volume parameters of HUGE and bam… insta-growth
In terms of getting updates on HUGE and all of other The Big Man Strong stuff hit me up on the Big Man Strong Facebook Fanpage
Q: First off, I must say thank you for giving away your workout ebook. I have been receiving your emails and I’m liking what I’m getting so far. Keep it up. Anyways, I’m starting Elliott’s 5×5 workout Monday. You said you did 5×5 and then you changed it up to high volume and you blew up as a result. My question is how long did you do 5×5 before switching to your way. If you could remember and get back to me, that would be a HUGE help. Thanks. Good stuff. Keep doing what you do fellow brother in strength
- Shawn Chase
A: What’s up Shawn,
I’ve found that most people can stay on a program like 5×5 for four to five weeks before they reach a point of diminishing returns. In an perfect world you should be be hitting PR’s on the major lifts in that workout every single workout… yeah I know that sounds crazy but that’s what should be happening if you are doing it like I did
In the last email I sent you I told you about my buddy Jesse (aka J-starrrr) and how he was such a stickler for sticking to the program, what I didn’t tell you was how he and I kept making strength gains when we did 5×5.
Each time we trained we focused on a technique called micro-loading where you try to add a small amount to the bar each time you attempt a PR. This was a far cry from my huge jumps in weight each time I’d test for a max… I was the guy who tried to lift an extra 10-15lbs when we would lift heavy but Jesse always wanted to micro-load.
At the end of the program we had both added an average of 15-30lbs to our major lifts, which is huge for a guy who has been training since he was 16.
Okay back to my point… If you find that you aren’t getting stronger after a week or two… chances are you’ve reached your point of diminishing return. Once this happens switch over to the HUGE program
Go Big Or Go Home
P.S. If you still haven’t picked up a copy of HUGE, what are you waiting for?
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