6 weeks to MASS & POWER

No Nonsense Newsletter Volume 10
By Steven Wade

incline bench press
Incline Speed Bench Press: Lower the bar in a
controlled manner and explode up as fast as
possible with the bar. Do not bounce off your chest
but explode. Speed is the whole key to this exercise
– it is far more important than the weight. If your
reps are not explosive, then lower the weight to only
50% of your heavy day and work your way up to 60%
over the six-week program. Rest no more than 45
seconds between sets.

high pulls
High Pulls: This is a powerful and explosive
version of upright rows. Start the exercise with
your hips just like you would on hang cleans. This
will enable you to use more weight and develop
more power. Start with the bar just above your
knees and explode the weight up above your
sternum, keeping your elbows high. Jon Abrams
demonstrates how to do it right.

dumbbell kickouts
Dumbbell Kickouts on Incline Bench: Lay on
an incline bench face up. Start with the end of
the dumbbells resting on your chest with your
palms facing down towards your hips. Extend
the dumbbells with your triceps. In the finishing
position your arms should be extended as if they
are in the finished position of an incline barbell
press. Lower to your chest and repeat.
Are you looking for a new workout approach? Here’s one that focuses on increasing both your muscle mass and power. Special emphasis is given to developing your shoulders, chest, and pressing strength, AKA your "coat rack".

The key to this program’s success is the incremental increase in workout poundage, nutrition, and nutritional supplements each week. Be sure to start at a comfortable level in each of these three key progress areas. Progress gradually but consistently in each area each week.

Here’s the basic workout structure:

*Heavy Abs on day 2 and 4. *Calves — one exercise up and down the weight stack for 15 reps per set on days 1 and 3.

Here are the workout specifics:
All Protocols are — Sets x Reps

Day 1:
Incline Bench Press – 6 x 6
Flat DB Press – 6 x 6
High Pulls – 4 x 4
Heavy Laterals – 3 x 8 each way (front/side/rear)
Pressdown – 4 x 10

Day 2:
Leg Press – 6 x 6
Squats – 6 x 6
Hack Squat – 6 x 6
Leg Curl – 5 x 8
Leg Extension – 4 x 10

Day 3:
Incline Speed Bench Press – 8 x 3 (use 60% of weight
used on heavy day [Day 1])
Flat DB Press 6 x 6 (85% of heavy day)
Shoulder Press – 6 x 6
Lying French Press – 6 x 6
Dumbbell Kickouts on Incline Bench – 4 x 8

Day 4:
Reverse Grip Barbell Row – 6 x 6
Med. Grip Pulldown – 6 x 6
Seated Good Morning – 6 x 6
Barbell Curl – 6 x 6
Preacher Curl – 6 x 6

Note: Once again, the biggest key to success of this
program and by far the most important factor is that
you do not start too heavy. On 6x6 exercises, start
with a weight you could perform twelve reps with on
week one, but only do prescribed amount. Progress at
a pace that allows you to get all six reps on all six sets
over each of the first five weeks. Final week is an all
out max effort! If you reach failure before week six,
then you started out too heavy or you tried to progress
to fast. After week one, a 5-10% increase on the 6x6
exercises is a realistic progression.

For Maximum recovery: Days 1, 2, 3, and 4
should be done within a seven-day period with a rest
day between days 2 and 3. An example is Monday (day
1), Tuesday (day 2), Thursday (day 3), Friday (day 4).

Work into the suggested nutrition program slowly,
just as you did the weight workout. The first week eat
the same foods listed but in comfortable amounts. If
you can’t eat the recommended serving sizes cut back
(if you are not used to having six meals start with four
or five), then add a little each week until you reach the
recommended amounts.

Meal 1
2 beef patties or 6-8 oz. lean beef or turkey
1/2 cup oatmeal or a serving of grits
2 whole eggs, 4 additional whites
2 slices rye or sourdough bread
1 piece fruit (1/2 cantaloupe, 1 grapefruit, 1
orange, 6 strawberries)
*Try mixing 1/2 cup blueberries and 1 scoop Ultimate
Muscle Protein or Ultra Size Vanilla in the oatmeal
— it’s awesome!

Meal 2
¾ - 1 pound Roast Beef
2 slices provolone cheese,
2 slices rye bread
1 apple (or other fruit)
High Quality Muscle Building Shake: 2 scoops
Ultimate Muscle Protein or Ultra Size, 3 scoops
Mass Maker, mix in 16 oz. milk or water.
Meal 3
10 oz. chicken
1 cup cooked rice or 9 oz. sweet potato
1-2 cup vegetables or stir fry
Meal 4
High Quality Muscle Building Shake: 2 scoops
Ultimate Muscle Protein or Ultra Size, 3 scoops
Mass Maker, mix in 16 oz. milk or water.
1 cup cottage cheese
2 scoops Ultimate Muscle Protein
1 scoop Mass Maker
1 banana
Meal 5
10-12 oz. chicken breast or tenderloins, boneless
skinless (about 7 of them if they are tenderloins)
1 can green beans
6 oz. red or sweet potato or 3/4 cup cooked rice
Meal 6
Option 1: 3 scoops Ultimate Muscle Protein or
Ultra Size, 2 TBS cream, and water or milk (try
mixing together as a pudding!)

Option 2: 1 cup cottage cheese, 2 scoops Ultimate Muscle Protein or
Ultra Size
Option 3: 3 whole eggs and an additional 9 whites, 1 cup omelet
Postworkout Drink
4-6 scoops Mass Maker, 1 Banana, 1 scoop Ultimate Muscle Protein
or Ultra Size blended in 16 oz. water or milk

1 Super Pak with meal #1 – for optimal micronutrient support
To maximize muscle amino profile: 4 Ultra 40, 4 Mass Aminos, 1 Multiple

Enzyme Complex with each meal.
IMPORTANT: Add one additional tablet Ultra 40 and one tablet Mass
Amino to each meal on weeks 4, 5, and 6. This will end up as 7
tablets of each with every meal on week 6.

Strength/Size and Recovery Factors
Eight to ten Muscle Synergy first thing in morning on empty stomach
30 minutes prior to workout and immediately postworkout on an
empty stomach. On non-training days, continue to take at least twice
daily preferably on empty stomach.

Glutamine Select: Sip 3-4 scoops mixed in water during training
Creatine Select: 1 scoop with each meal for 5 days. Then 1 scoop
twice daily for next 5 weeks. On training days, take 1 scoop Creatine
Select preworkout and 1 scoop postworkout (with Muscle Synergy).
Good luck! I know you’ll be surprised at the amount of
muscle mass and strength you can gain on this program. If you have
any questions about the workout, nutrition, or supplement plan,
please e-mail me. I’d also like to hear about your progress. 

( stevenw@beverlyinternational.net )
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