Christmas? No, it’s Buffmas here at Fat Buff INC. Since 24 Hour Fitness are a bunch of punks and closed today, I had no choice but to do my Wednesday & Thursday work outs together, yesterday. Check that bad boy out if you want to see the results. So, since I had no workout to report today, I thought I’d tell you guys about the program that changed my life.
Like all beginners, I didn’t even know where to begin. I’ve been bodybuilding for 4 years now, but I really haven’t found out what works for me until the last 6 months. See, when I started bodybuilding, I was into Heavy Duty training, because I thought people were over-training. For years I’ve seen people in the gym, rarely seeing anyone who looked impressive. I thought it was because people were over-training, going to the gym too often. I mean, it’s all you ever read. Over-training, over-training, over-training. Don’t push it too hard, rest, rest, rest.
So, Arnold’s Blueprint trainer came out, and it was 6 days a week, everything worked twice a week. It looked like quite a lot, but I thought, what the hell. This is what the classic bodybuilders of my favorite era did, so I thought I’d give it a shot. If I ate a lot, and got my rest, could it work? Would everything I once believed be turned on it’s head?
It sure as hell was. Within a month I had gains in size & strength that I’d never experienced before. It was unreal. I couldn’t believe it. I wasn’t over-trained. I had more energy, lost more fat, gained more muscle & strength, and felt better than I had in years.
I started to do some research, and thinking with some common sense, when it in fact, it all started making sense. Of course you have to train everything twice a week, working out 6 days a week. And of course you aren’t going to “over-train” if you rest enough. I mean, think about a guy who works construction for a living. If he lift bags of concrete often, are his muscles not going to grow? Are they going to shrivel & die? Of course not. They’re going to adapt to the load and grow.
Now, do you really think working out 3 days a week, once you get into it for a few years, is going to do much? Let’s say you train chest on Monday. The average person works out for about 45-60 minutes. Do you really think that 45 minutes a week is enough to make a difference, whatsoever? I mean, out of an entire week, just 45 minutes is going to do make a big change? You also have those who just obliterate their muscle group, and are sore for days. I think this is even worse, because your body is beat the hell down, then you go in just a day later and do it all over again, to a different body part, but it’s still the same central nervous system.
Now, 6 days a week makes a lot more sense. You hit chest on Monday, hard & strong, but don’t obliterate it, and you may be a bit sore, but nothing terrible, and then come Thursday, just as your chest is good & healed, you hit it again. It’s constantly being told to grow, to get stronger, and it does. It makes a lot of sense to me, and has given me results I couldn’t have imagined.
Now, I know 6 days a week is a lot for some people, so if you work 4 or 5 days a week, work out a plan where you end up hitting everything twice a week. Just give it a shot, and if you’re the right type for it, you’re gonna see amazing results, and hopefully change your life, just like Arnold did for me.
Now, beyond the 6 days a week, everything twice a week, the program was just a barrage. It attacked your big muscles with tons of supersets, and high volume. You’d train chest & back together, with arms & shoulders the next day, when usually people would say “You gotta train chest & tris together or you overtrain!”. The program would change up exercises, superset combos, reps, sets, and other things every week. It was absolutely fantastic. Once I’m done with Project Mass, I’m going to do a round 2 with Blueprint. I implore you guys to give it a shot, as I really can’t say enough about it.
Alright, I’ll see you guys on Saturday, when I’m back in the gym. Till then, stay pretty, hit the gym, don’t be a punk.