Hybrid Training For Monster Mass
In yesterdays newsletter we spoke about a little known method of training called Powerbuilding.
As the name suggest’s Powerbuilding is a hybrid system of training combining high intensity training and high volume training for rapid increases in muscular strength and muscularity
Though many trainers believe that increases in size and strength can’t be achieved within a single training program – I’m going to show you to three athletes who’ve managed to get bigger and stronger using the Powerbuilding method of training
The first and most notable of these athletes is eight time Mr Olympia winner Ronnie Coleman.
Defined by his massive physique, Coleman has used Powerbuilding to become one of the most winningest bodybuilders to ever compete
Coleman’s secret to success lay in is his powerbuilding background. He attributes years of heavy training to his solid foundation of strength and mass.
Coleman’s famous quote about everyone wanting to be a bodybuilder but never wanting to live heavy weight, sums up the benefits of powerbuilding. If you really want to add bone cracking mass – You have to lift some heavy ass weight
Click Below to watch Ronnie Coleman Train
Like Colemen, IFBB professional bodybuilder Johnnie Jackson also sings the praises of heavy weight training combined with traditional bodybuilding training.
Walking around at a monstrous (290lbs) in the off-season, Jackson trained using the Powerbuilding philosophy – to move up the bodybuilding ranks quickly.
His personal philosophy to training is one where he advocates unifying the two styles of training. According to Jackson, he has always trained heavy and with volume. he believes the heavy Powerlifting style of training was key to building monstrous mass and thickness whereas the higher rep bodybuilding training helped him to shape the muscle and create symmetry
Click Below to see Jackson Crush an 821 deadlift
The third and final Powerbuilder I would like to introduce you to is Stan ” The White Rhino” Efferding.
Hailed as the strongest bodybuilder on the planet, Efferding shattered the raw Powerlifting record in the 275 weight class with a 2,303 lbs total. Efferding is one of the few men on the planet who can go on record to say he squats 865.2 lbs, benches 600.7 lbs and deadlifts 837.5 lbs
In typical Powerbuilding fashion, Efferding attributes his simultaneous increases in size and strength to lifting heavy weights multiple times a week for an hour, eating tons of food and getting as much high quality sleep as possible
As you can see gaining size and strength simultaneously is completely feasible when using a Powerbuilding style of training. The secret to packing on muscle and getting much, much stronger is training with high levels of intensity and providing the body with adequate volume to grow
For a step-by-step system to incorporating Powerbuilding into your training, check out my new Beneath The Iron Bar Powerbuilding training program below
Till next time
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