Everyone should start their weight training ventures with strength specific full body training or size specific full body training. The truth is… the size specific full body workouts also work great for strength. The strength specific programs will build more strength, but the full body size workouts do a great job too.
In other words, I would like everyone to start out with some form of full body training. I want you to see how well it works for you. If it works as good as it does for most people, it will probably be the only style of training you will need for a while.
You'll probably even reach most of your current goals with full body training unless your goal is to become a bodybuilder or powerlifter. When you get more advanced, full body training will be tough on your body 3 times per week because of the heavy weights used. You can make it work by scaling other factors back, but there are better options.
This manual was made for people who are going to weight train for life. If you want to stay healthy and look good for the rest of your life, weight training is a must. When you make good progress with weight training, you won't want to stop.
Of course, you don't have to use this manual for the rest of your life BUT it's always here if you need it. I hope you decide to use it for a long time. You may reach your current goals in only a few months, but I'll guarantee you make new goals and try to get an even better body.
Sometimes I get people who just want to maintain their current bodies. I just can't understand that goal. Why not try to make slight improvements? Who wants to stay the same, lift the same, and look the same? You can always do a little better. Why not try?
So, you've now built a good strength base with full body strength specific training and you've built up a good amount of muscle mass with size specific training. You're happy with your body, but you want to improve your body even more. So, what's next?
Well, what's your goal? Would you rather train for maximum amounts of strength or would you like to add more muscle to your frame?
Before I go on, I want to talk about the relationship between size and strength. To get more of one, you need more of the other. It goes both ways on this one.
If you want larger muscles, you first need to work on building more strength IF strength is limiting your size gains.
If you want more strength, you need to build more size IF you haven't maxed out your size gains from your current strength levels. See how that works?
So your path from here on out depends on your goals and your current situation…
If strength is your goal and you've already worked on building some muscle size with the size specific programs, you can go straight to the strength specific split training. This style of training will help you maximize your strength and even build some size too.
If size is your goal, you need to work on finding the style of training that works best for you. Without a doubt, maximum volume training will build the most size in people that can handle that style of training. But most people cannot handle maximum volume training.
So, here's what you need to do…
Start with the low recovery introductory program. Move onto the high intensity style of training. Then onto the increased volume style of training. If the increased volume style of training works well for you, move onto to the maximum volume style of training. If maximum volume works well, you're a very lucky person with great genetics.
As you work your way towards maximum volume training, make sure to work on improving your fitness with conditioning workouts as explained within this manual. This will give you a much better chance at success with maximum volume training.
Once you become more advanced, you can then move onto pulsating training programs and advanced beyond failure training. These styles of training will take you to the next levels. Your body will look unbelievable once you get there.
Any time you believe strength is limiting your gains, you simply go back to a strength based program. If you did really well on the full body programs, go back to one of those whenever you need more strength. You also have the split strength training programs that may be a better choice if you are lifting really heavy weights.
Split strength training usually works better for advanced trainers due to the heavy weights being used. Split training gives each muscle group more rest between workouts.
So, you now have a plan of attack with this manual. You have size specific training and strength specific training.
You simply switch back and forth once you know the styles that work best for you. Whenever you need more size, use a size based program. If you need more strength, use a strength based program.
If your goal is only strength, start with the full body programs and move onto the more advanced split strength training programs. If your strength begins to stall, you might need more size to get the strength gains going again.
Move to a size based program and then go back to a strength based program. Your strength will then start climbing again.
See how easy? With this workouts manual, anything is possible. It's easy to follow. All you have to do is put in the work.