“Maximum Weight Gain In Ten Weeks”
(No longer being sold that I can find)
Author: Gary Matthews
Price: $ ?
Format: E-Book (Electronic Delivery)
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With this program, Australian trainer Gary Matthews presents a fairly minimalist approach to bodybuilding training.
Whereas few current training methods will have you spending more than 3-5 hours per week in the gym, Matthew’s program has you hitting the iron for only 20 minutes/week.
I’m certainly aware that many people achieve results with such infrequent training which typically involves the isometric training (holds) or slow-lifting techniques prescribed by this program. However, Matthews loses some of my confidence when he unequivocally states that training programs calling for three or more workouts per week won’t work unless the trainee is genetically superior or doping?
I really don’t think Matthews could, with a straight face, call myself or the majority of those who have naturally built significant muscle with such programs “genetic superiors.”
Matthews prescribes 3 types of routines: Full reps, partial reps and isometric holds. He does a good job of explaining exactly what he wants you to be doing in each of the three routines which are meant to be performed in successive ten-week periods. Included in the ebook are pictures which gives the trainee a good idea of proper form for the recommended exercise.
I think Matthews organizes and presents his exercise prescriptions better than most. However, this doesn’t translate to the dieting section. Here I found the advice unorganized, insufficient and unnecessarily confusing.
He presents some stuff on protein loading but doesn’t get into it enough to make it useful. Past that, I just found it hard to get at exactly what he recommends for trainers.
In other places in the ebook, Matthews gives out some really good information on stretching and visualization. In the notable bonus category, I found his “Weight Gain Without a Gym” ebook to be a very nice addition – an excellent resource for those interested in his program but without access to equipment. He doesn’t really do much with his cutting ebook and, for the most part, I find his supplement advice to be a little too forgiving of some questionable products.
2 of 5 Stars: I don’t question the ability of the training techniques Matthews advocates in “Maximum Weight Gain in Ten Weeks” to be effective for many goals but I do question them being prescribed as the best option for mass gain.
For those looking to experiment with working such techniques into their workout program, this ebook may have a little value. But those looking primarily to bulk up would be better off looking elsewhere.
(No Longer Being Sold That I Can Find)
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