“Hyper-Growth Muscle Mass Training”
Author: “Doberman Dan”
Format: E-Book (Electronic Delivery)
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This offering from “Doberman Dan” takes most of the commonly prescribed hardgainer training tactics to task.
Dan makes mention that he is not totally against HIT-based training, he just thinks it is a technique that should be used sparingly.
What he argues in “Hyper-Growth Muscle Mass Training” is that the base for sustained muscle growth should be a volume-based approach.
Instead of constant high intensity where each set is done to failure, he recommends training to fatigue on the final exercise set only. He prescribes certain time periods to work each muscle group within which you perform as many sets of 2-4 exercises as possible.
Dan also differs from most in that he argues that your focus should be on isolated exercises instead of compound exercises for maximum growth. On the value of a muscle pump as it relates to muscle building, Dan takes the side that the pump is in fact crucial to maximum muscle growth. He hates pyramid routines.
In short, he has a lot of opinions that go against common hardgainer logic. He does present his opinions in a logical manner and he has a very polished, easy to understand writing style.
“Hyper-Growth Muscle Mass Training” is focused on the training component of muscle building. Advertised as a bonus is the nutritional report. While the report has some good things in it, it is insufficient as mass gain dieting plan.
The ebook doesn’t look to have been updated in some years. An annoying thing is the inclusion of some heavy-hype ad copy for a fairly questionable supplement.
At the end of the ebook, Dan includes a couple of sample issues from his hardcore training journal (which I believe is no longer publishing). I actually found this unadvertised bonus very interesting (probably because it was more in line with the high intensity training that has been successful for me). It quickly detailed a hardgainer routine based on 20-rep breathing squats. Good stuff.
2 of 5 Stars: Unlike Dan, I’m of the opinion that most hardgainers will experience their greatest mass gain success with a program that calls for less volume and greater intensity. I also found this program dangerously light on solid dieting techniques and think there are some better options out there.
However, an intermediate trainer who is looking to try a different approach may find “Hyper-Growth Muscle Mass Training” a worthwhile addition to his library.
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