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The Muscle Building Summit has brought together experts you see in fitness magazines, PRO status athletes from IFBB to IDFA organizations. Each presenter has a specialized area of expertise with a long standing, proven track record of success. We are privileged to have assembled 30+ top experts in the field of muscle building.
These experts will teach you how to build muscle. They have collectively trained thousands of people throughout their careers and they are brining all of their knowledge directly to your screen!
This exclusive online event is packed with value and information! Here is a sneak peek at our Seven Phases of Success.
The last 3 or 4 reps is what makes the muscle grow. This area of pain divides the champion from someone else who is not a champion. That's what most people lack, having the guts to go on and just say they'll go through the pain no matter what happens.
Mr. Olympia winner 7 times
Results happen over time, not overnight. WORK HARD, STAY CONSISTENT AND BE PATIENT
Founder of Bikini Body Guides
Being Negative and Lazy is a disease that leads to pain, hardship, depression, poor health and failure. Be pro active, and give a damn to achieve success!
IFBB professional bodybuilder and the current Mr. Olympia
YOUR MIND WILL QUIT 100 TIMES BEFORE YOUR BODY EVER DOES. FEEL THE PAIN AND DO IT ANYWAY…
IFBB professional athlete, certified personal trainer, nutritionist
PHASE 1 - PROGRAMMING and OBJECTIVES
You will learn how to approach muscle building by setting a blueprint for training that is specific to your body type, needs and gender. Women and men have different goals when it comes to shaping their bodies. Think of it this way; whether you are building a house or an office building, you will need a foundation but the foundations for each of these is different. PHASE 1 is key to establishing the right foundation and mindset for goals that are specific to you.
PHASE 2 - NUTRITION
To suggest that a 240 lb. man and a 115 Lb. woman can eat the same way to achieve optimal muscle growth is exactly the “one size fits all approach” that causes failure; not “rep” failure, but the wrong kind of failure. Are the macronutrient needs of a man and woman the same? Do they synthesize protein the same way? Caloric and macronutrient intake for muscle building are vastly different from weight loss or maintenance protocols. PHASE 2 will help you set a baseline for what your caloric and macronutrient amounts should be in order to maximize muscle building.
PHASE 3 - PERIODIZATION
The textbook definition of periodization is "the progressive cycling of various aspects of a training program during a specific period." Think about it; if you gain even one pound of muscle, almost EVERYTHING you are doing needs to change on order to keep progressing. When your body goes through any changes, you become a different version of “you.” This means your nutrition and training needs will require tweaking. Sound complicated? Only if you don’t have the right information. The good news is that the Muscle Building Summit experts will make it easy for you to understand what to do in every stage of your training.
PHASE 4 - Micronutrients and Metabolism
Now that we have established your basic nutritional needs for muscle building, the micronutrients need to be addressed. Or do they? Do things like: fluoride, selenium, sodium, iodine, copper and zinc, matter in building muscle? What about vitamins C, A, D, E, K, and the B-complex vitamins? Our experts will teach you which micronutrients to focus on and also which supplements you should be taking in order to optimize muscle building, as well as the ones that don’t do anything at all!
What about metabolism, the master engine? Thyroid, BMR and the like have a profound effect on muscle building. Can you really stoke your metabolism? Learn how to determine if your metabolism is damaged and how to repair it!
PHASE 5 - THE ESSENTIALS
Pack on the muscle you want in the fastest way possible by focusing on the right exercises, the ones that are essential for building muscle. Are these the same for men and women? What order should they be done in? Learn about building a balanced physique so that muscles work in a proportionate way for optimal results. Of course, when you put in the time and effort, you also want a body that is aesthetically appealing, with great symmetry. For men, this might be the tapered V look, sporting a massive, powerful chest and narrow waist. A woman’s goals may differ, some are not looking for “size”, as much as a toned and sleek physique; maybe leaner legs, a leaner butt, a “bubble butt” etc. Our experts will focus on the exercises from their own experience which they call “the essentials.”
PHASE 6 - MUSCLE BUILDING WORKOUT DESIGN - Spilt or Total Body
Depending on where you are in your muscle building goals, whether you should use a total body or split routine going forward can have a “make or break” effect on your progress. Our experts will teach you how and when to set up your training as a split or total body, whether to train for size and hypertrophy, endurance, strength and definition etc… How many sets, how much weight, how many reps? Should women train and eat differently than men?
PHASE 7 - PLATEAU BUSTING
What happens when the results stop coming? They always do! Your body needs to be “forced” beyond it’s sticking point and “shocked” into growth. But there is a proper way to shock the body and a host of “plateau busting hacks” the Muscle Building Summit experts know and they are spilling all their little secrets.
Don’t get stuck! Get “un-stuck” with the information only the elites know.
PHASE 8 - THE EDGE
Everyone has strengths and areas of challenge in their various muscle groups. You may have an east time putting size on your chest, but biceps are much slower to grow. Since by Phase 7 we know you have the information you need to train and eat for maximum muscle building, it may come down to mother nature and genetics. Learn how to go after your areas of challenge with structured “weak point” training.
Experts delve into hot trending areas and exploratory advanced techniques such as occlusion training, resetting circadian rhythms to create optimal conditions for muscle building, bio-hacking and more.
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DAY 1 - PROGRAMMING AND OBJECTIVES
Dai discusses why you should look at fitness as a lifelong journey/pilgrimage that will improve both your physical state and the massive shift from a spirituality/mental standpoint that takes place.
The concept of daily deposits, as opposed of the “all or nothing” mentality.
Dai addresses mind set-pieces and approaches for those who have never lifted, those who have lifted but are stuck, and those who are making constant gains and are hungry for more. He says each of these bring with them, their own starting point.
On the practical side of fitness, Dai speaks about the Ketgeonic approach that keeps his body’s muscle in tact while remaining, lean, strong and mentally alert.
"You WANT the scale to go up!" What? Are you kidding me? Esther Avant says; “yes, you do!”
Esther brings her Exercise Science degree, Cooper Institute, ACE certifications and life experience coaching women for muscle and strength building to this women’s focus session!
If you have finally come to a place where you realize it is not about the scale or just the "Calories Burned" number on the cardio machine display and are looking at weight training to firm up your physique, Esther teaches teaches you what behaviours are going to need tweaking and what you can expect as your body journeys through a transformation to a tighter, leaner you!
Are there benchmark tests or assessments a person should have done in order to determine their condition and “eligibility” for certain exercise programs? Are there specific exercises I should/should not do based on my muscle building goals, things that can backfire?
John will teach you what to focus on when setting up your muscle building goals so you can design a blueprint for success by also incorporating the often neglected but important role of function in the world of hypertrophy.
Why in the age of information and endless resources people continually fail to achieve fit physiques
What is a peak state
How should entrepreneurs and business people plan their fitness lifestyles
Why “mind over muscle” is the best strategy
How weight training will help you get control of your life
DAY 2 - PROGRAMMING AND OBJECTIVES
Dr. Kinakin is a chiropractor, certified strength and conditioning specialist and a certified personal trainer. He has also competed in bodybuilding and powerlifting for over 30 years. He regularly lectures across Canada and United States to doctors and personal trainers on the areas of weight-training, rehabilitation.
In this Muscle Building exclusive interview, Dr. Kinakin teaches us about the 3 types of most common injuries in people who train with weights; Damaged, De-conditioned and Dysfunctional. He discusses treatment options and how do I determine if you have a muscle joint nerve or biochemical dysfunction.
Not to be missed from a doctor who presents regularly at the Arnold Festival and is the founder of the Society of Weight-Training Injury Specialists (Swis)
The Muscle Building Summit extends a gracious thank you to Tommy Europe!
Best known as the tough love television host of the “The Last 10 Pounds Bootcamp” and “Bulging Brides” Tommy Europe is Canada’s most recognized and sought-after fitness coach.
Tommy presents his SHRED philosophy in this exclusive Masters of Motivation interview for the Muscle Building Summit.
Non emotional data is one of the measures of progress Mario Tomic uses with his clients in order to stay on track when the results are not coming as fast as we would like them to. We are surrounded by images of so called “inspiration” that in fact do very little, if anything at all, to get us of the couch and to the gym.
Mario teaches us how self-judgment is a far more data based and effective motivational tool that comparison. Your “why” may change over time and no longer be good enough to motivate you. Stay motivated based on factual progress, not your emotions.
Given various factors; diet, body type etc., how much muscle can I reasonably expect to gain in a month to one year, naturally? The numbers vary wildly depending on who you ask, so ask a pro!
Menno Henselmans has trained counties clients including champion bodybuilders and he brings his practical experience and data to bear on this hotly contested topic to the Muscle Building Summit.
Are there going to be phases were I gain at a faster and slower pace, and if so, why does this occur?
How much rest is typically needed for muscle repair and growth between workouts?
How do I know if I am overtraining and not “just tired?”
These are just some of the questions Menno addresses in this Muscle Building Summit exclusive interview. Menno also discusses how the popular Ketogenic diet approach works in relation to muscle building.
DAY 3 - PROGRAMMING AND OBJECTIVES
What do you get when a real life rocket scientist brings his science based approach to muscle building? You get a rock solid approach that packed 20 Lb of lean muscle on a super skinny/skinny fat kid named Jason Maxwell.
This information loaded interview is one of two go-to sessions for the super skinny guy, featuring Jason.
Jason teaches us the importance of rest periods for max gaining, specifically for total body and isolation exercises, and how this impacts mechanical tension in the muscle. He covers how often and how to train to failure for maximum gains and using scientifically proven ways and his own success story. You will know when to move to isolation from a total body routine.
Katie Schmidt speaks from her experience as an in demand trainer on what women need to focus on in their resistance training to get the feminine look they are after.
How to get lean without bulking, is there a way I should/should not be training?
A lot of people “wing it/fad addicts.” They get the latest magazine and hop on the 30 day challenge wagon. What is the problem with this, isn’t it a great way to stay motivated?
Diet alone is not going to change your body composition, and we know you can’t spot reduce. Are there different phases of exercise I should be doing?
As a female, should I focus on split body VS total body training for lean muscle building?
At 14 years of age, Dai Manuel looked in the mirror after having been ridiculed at school and decided that enough was enough.
He put all of his energy into a transformation that would eventually lead him to peak physical and mental shape. Dai discusses how he packed muscle on his body quickly and kept it on despite being involved in high aerobic and anaerobic activities such as CrossFit.
In this Muscle Building Summit Masters of Motivation highlight, Dai covers practical applications such as the importance of hormone profiling, as well as the inner issues that brought him face to face with the biggest challenges, in and out of the gym, at various stages of his life, the WHY aspect.
What if you don’t know your WHY, what if it changes?
Overcoming mental weaknesses
How to overcome the “I don’t feel like doing it” we all face from time to time
Flipping the switch on the Monday morning dread
Coaching yourself to remain patient as seasons of life and training change
DAY 4 - PROGRAMMING AND OBJECTIVES
Topics discussed include:
Making the mind muscle connection
How hormones affect your body’s ability to create lean tissue
How body type affects how woman’s musculature may appear
How weight training empowers you, not just in the gym
Raw food protein sources
How after competing she was amazed that she gained 30 Lb and how she got her body back!
So you have made the most important decision of all; you are going to get started! But how you get started, the right or wrong way can impact you for the rest of your life.
Thankfully, fitness auhority Ben Coomber has trained thousands of people with the same questions and he is here to make sure you get started the right way!
What exercises I should focus on the first time I walk into a gym
Should I focus on high reps and lighter weight, or lower reps and heavier weight
How heavy should I lift and when should I increase the weight I am using
How many times per week I should train for optimal muscle growth
Which is better in preserving muscle - LIIS or HIIT cardio?
Is it true that high reps are what I should do for more muscle definition?
Can I consume carbs after 6pm and still promote muscle growth without adding fat?
Do I need to eat gluten free to lose fat and gain muscle?
What is the best muscle building diet in the world?
and other myths about muscle building are debunked, once and for all!!
Protein is such a buzz word these days, is it really THAT important for women? Isn’t it more a Bro-Science weightlifter issue? Women are being told they are taking in too much protein, or not enough. What about ”everything in balance?
Jaime Morocco will teach you what your optimal levels of protein and other macronutrients are and how supplement your protein through various means including an evaluation of whey, hemp, isolate and how/what should a female eat for body recomposition.
DAY 5 - NUTRITION
What is protein synthesis and how does it relate to recovery? Can timing my macros (protein) intake throughout the day affect my recovery? Can this dose be complemented, or compromised, depending on what else I ingest at the same time?
As far as intake on a per meal occurrence, is there an optimal dose?
The role of nutrition in hypertrophy cannot be overstated. Joseph Agu addresses these points and more in this exclusive Muscle Build Summit interview!
If you are busy guy, imagine how busy a guy Ethan Hyde is, as Men’s Health Magazine Australia’s Top Trainer! Ethan has simmered his muscle eating plan down to 5 laws, which he shares with you in this interview.
With a background as a devout Vegan, Ethan knows which foods optimize muscle building in a variety of applications as he trains his clients for speedy meal prep. Hear how he brings meal planing down for an entire day, or even more in mere minutes and how he incorporates the right types of carbs to keep energy high!
If your goal is optimize your training for adding lean muscle to your frame and burning fat in your sleep, he's your guy.
No protein = no muscle! But there is a way protein intake should be planned along with other macros in oder to create an optimal environment for hypertrophy.
Jump Iraki brings his passion and technical knowledge to teach you how much protein to consume and when to consume it. For example; If my protein retirement for hypertrophy is 180g, is there a difference in optimizing for muscle growth if consume that protein in 3 servings of 60? Doesn’t protein get wasted/secreted? Or is there a specific way to divide the intake?
Jump expands the conversation to include overall caloric intake and timing.
Juma covers this and much more in this intensely focused Muscle Building Exclusive interview.
You can lift heavy, you can lift light, it just won't matter if nutrition's not right! Sounds like they lyrics of a hit song? No, it's the truth!
Chris Johnson, IFBB Pro, teaches you all about macros, cycling carbohydrates, specific protein ratios and all of the basics you need to build muscle. What to eat, when to eat it and even how he does all of this without counting calories!
DAY 6 - NUTRITION
Not everyone who wants to put on muscle is a meat eater, and the good news is that you do not need to be! However, there are considerations in supplementation and protein intake that must be addressed in order to create the ideal conditions for muscle creation.
Melissa Pancini, Certified Holistic Nutritionist is here to make sure your body gets what it needs!
Combining foods to create complete proteins
Supplementation sources and recommendations
How to identify and address nutrient deficiencies.
Monica May, fitness coach and also the girl behind the fitness blog Fit Girl's Diary educates us on Pre and Post Workout nutrition options.
What is the importance of proper pre and post-workout nutrition
Is a pre-workout, or post-workout meal best consumed in a liquid form or as whole foods
Ideas and recipes for on-the-go liquid meals
Food selection for sit-down meals
Macro selection for pre and post training meals.
What is periodization and what is its’ purpose?
What are the role of stabilizer endurance, maximal strength and a forward engineered vs reverse engineered approach? What about the effect of tempo + contraction types on hypertrophy? What is the true, scientific value of varying your workout plan over time and not just doing so because you heard you should?
Karsten discusses functional differentiation and how to target different muscle groups by manipulating a number of width grip combinations.
Although that is just scratching the surface of this key process in any fitness journey, especially muscle building for males and females, our Muscle Building Summit export Karsten Jensen breaks this down to understandable and actionable information in this exclusive interview!
The Muscle Building Summit extends a warm thank you to Tommy Europe!
In his career as a professional football player, top fitness authority and stunt performed, Tommy has sustained an elite level physique. In this Muscle Building Summit exclusive with our host, Marco Girgenti, Tommy discusses sustainability and how to keep what you have worked so hard for as the years keep on ticking!
Best known as the tough love television host of the “The Last 10 Pounds Bootcamp” and “Bulging Brides” Tommy Europe is Canada’s most recognized and sought-after fitness coach.
DAY 7 - PERIODIZATION
Katie Schmidt speaks from her experience as an in demand trainer and program designer on how to plan an entire year of training in a practical way that fits into your lifestyle!
How to plan your entire year of training.
What are the phases of such a program look like.
Insulin, metabolism, sugar, what can a fitness committed diabetic do?
Phil Graham knows exactly what to do!
The ability to gain muscle is highly specific to an individual’s genetics, baseline hormone levels and day to day activity. Many of these factors change as we age, reducing our capacity to gain muscle as we age. In other words, Muscle mass increases as we age up until a certain point.
Uncontrolled diabetes is a state of undernutrition. Lack of insulin reduces the body’s ability to utilise nutrients (fuel) properly.
If nutrients can’t get into cells performance (stimulus) and recovery will be negatively affected limiting muscle growth. Hyperglycemia increases muscle protein breakdown and limits the protein synthesis – the process of creating new proteins. On the other hand, hypoglycemia steals energy and mental focus making training difficult and in many cases dangerous
Phil suffers from Type 1 Diabetes and spends a considerable amount of time helping other people living with diabetes overcome obstacles and get the most out of life, especially when it comes to fitness, muscle building and fat loss
Christian Bosse brings his Olympic level coaching to an interview discussing the correlation between strength training and mass building.
How long should the cycles power and strength be and where do these fit when the goal is hypertophy
Is nutrition different for strength and power as compared to hypertrophy
Can you increase strength to any significant degree with non-weight exercises
If my goal is to build muscle, do I focus on endurance, getting stronger, or building the must muscle I can first
Core techniques used for Olympic athletes
DAY 8 - MICRONUTRIENTS AND METABOLISM
We know statistically that millions of people, predominantly women, have dieted over and over for weight loss, but there is another angle to this. What happens to your body's ability to create lean tissue when you have starved it and how can you correct/repair this? Lean tissue is metabolically active and it must be preserved!
Does this condition affect women differently than men because of estrogen and other female specific factors? Join Jaime Morocco, as she teaches you what this condition is and how to set a plan for recovery.
They way your body uses food to maintain life is one thing, but how you can work with your metabolism to create an optimal muscle growth environment is anther specialty altogether. Learn how to use your metabolism to your advantage.
Brad Dieter PhD, discusses issues that affect both males and females as well as hyper and hypothyroid, why women have a harder time creating lean mass than men do and what can be done to "even the scales" so to speak.
If you have ever dieted for muscle gain or fat loss, the chances are you have flirted with caloric numbers that are at opposite extremes of highs and lows. Your body did all it could to adapt but now it seems that no matter how little or how much you eat, there is no progress and you are completely stuck.
Like a dead car battery needs a boost, your metabolism needs a jumpstart and Certified Holistic Nutritionist Melissa Pancini is here with her booster cables and all the info you need to hit RESET!
Of course, optimal hypertrophy depends on a number of factors and muscle fiber stimulation is right at the top of the genetic heap.
What if your fiber type defines you as a more of a natural endurance type athlete, but you want to pack on muscle?Is there a way to target these fibres and induce change? If so, is this accomplished through, diet rep ranges, loads?
Dr. Michael Israetel has the answers in the Muscle Building Summit Master Session Exclusive.
DAY 9 - MICRONUTRIENTS AND METABOLISM
Juma Iraki goes deep into essential and non-essential supplementation as he discusses bioavailability of various delivery methods, the essential supplements needed for peak conditioning, pre, post and intra-workout combinations. How BCAA’s can affect your mood and the proper way of incorporating supplements in a measured approach to avoid conflicts in interaction. Does coffee really dehydrate you? Pre workout optimal caffeine intake and its’ effects on DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness).
Omega 3 and its effect on insulin, how to spot low quality protein powders, the difference in various iron supplements, multivitamins, magnesium and the grades in which they are produced. How to guard against iron deficiencies, optimal intake for creatine and much more.
This is an intensive master session that you will want to watch again and again.
Join Laura London Board Certified Health Counsellor (AADP), holistic weight loss coach & fitness specialist as she addresses women on
How she had never played sports and decided to go into fitness as a competitor in her 40’s!
Making peace with the number on the scale when it might even go up!
How stress can sabotage your plans for a fitter, firmer body, even if you are weight training.
Do micronutrients greatly impact the ability to increase muscle? Are there foods that can sabotage and "stick" your metabolism like it's got a parking break on it? If it's basically all about calories in/calories out, can I just stick to my macros, train and produce muscle?
Brad Dieter PhD, will teach you what micronutrients are keys to muscle building and what can happen if you only focus on calories!
Are your muscle building efforts being sabotaged because your metabolism is damaged?
Menno Henselmans brings his extensive experience and analytical practices to the Muscle Building Summit of experts as he examines why metabolic damage is on the rise and what it means for your muscle gains.
Can your metabolism be rebooted or have you dieted to the point where it is too far gone? Who is most likely to be affected by metabolic damage?
Menno has answers and practical applications to help get you back on track!
DAY 10 - THE ESSENTIALS
Since protein synthesis is such key factors in hypertrophy, can these be used to in essence control muscle growth, when complemented with proper training? Can we meal plan in a specific way so as to bolster such control? Since there is breakdown that occurs in the muscle tissue, is it possible to minimize this but maximize the synthesis at the same time?
Joseph Agu addresses teaches us how to plan our food intake to best control our muscle growth though protein synthesis.
The Muscle Building Summit welcomes Darin Steen!
In this free interview, Darin opens up as only he can on motivation and visualization, before going deep into his training techniques on overall development then laser sharp focusing on arm training. Darin covers his manipulation and tweaks on :
Isometric connections and touch techniques
Lighting the fire on the last 2 reps
His day split and how he targets arms
Weak point training timing and how he recovers from injuries naturally/holistically.
Go too far on a lift, or not far enough and you won’t get the result you are looking for. There is a sweet spot, a place to begin, contract and end and if you can master it you will experience faster and greater gains.
What is the role of range of motion in hypertrophy? How do I establish it properly?
What happens when you become precise about pre-exhausting a muscle, how do you do with peak efficiency and why it has an important effect on hypertrophy.
The Muscle Building Summit extends a grateful welcome and thank you for this master session to
Dr. John Rusin PT, DPT, CSCS, ART, FDN1, FMS1-2, SFMA
In her only session for males and females, Susan Arruda teaches you about the TVA (Transversus Abdmominis) and the key role it has played in her core training. Susan goes in depth on the essence of core training and the muscular structure of your midsection, exercises to target the various abdominal walls and why the TVA is nearly always the very first muscle to trigger in any movement, whether in the gym, or not.
Learn what the optimal frequency is for training abs and what the structure of a full core workout should be, from a 6 time fitness champion.
DAY 11 - THE ESSENTIALS
Your muscle will not grow unless you learn to master the SAID principle. However, there is a wrong way and a right way to master this!
Today IFBB Physique Pro Chris Johnson will teach you the most effective ways to start growing and keep growing using the same approaches that helped win him his titles. This is a Muscle Building Summit exclusive interview!
Sure, you can read articles, cheat your way through certain exercises, but sooner or later your gains are going to be compromised, or worse, you will wind up injured!
Form has a direct effect on hypertrophy!
Learn how to set up thought tension, torque and stability through the trunk. Ladies, this is a must listen for you as well! Master the the one essential skill you must perfect in your from in order to be “flawless,” and the checklist for a proper, flawless set up!
The Muscle Building Summit extends a grateful welcome and thank you for this master session to Dr. John Rusin PT, DPT, CSCS, ART, FDN1, FMS1-2, SFMA
If I have a fully stocked gym at my disposal with every tool imaginable, where do bodyweight exercises fit in and which are the most effective as mass builders?
John Sifferman goes in depth on how to build muscle using nature's natural gym; your body.
Susan Arruda, 48 year old mom of 2 and 6 time fitness champion is back for another women focused Master Session.
Susan discuses women specific muscle building approaches and how to avoid the stocky, bulky look most women are trying to avoid. Discover the 3 times in life that a woman is most prone to gain fat and how to approach training during pregnancy.
There are indeed some principles women and men share for muscle building, (find out if bench pressing is one of them) and which principles Susan has most used over her 35+ years of training to maintain a year round, fit physique well into her 40’s.
DAY 12 - MUSCLE BUILDING WORKOUT DESIGN
Go beyond traditional core training with a world champion martial artist! Tomm Voss shares his take on how to build a core that will perform and sustain you when you call on it to come up big.
Learn how to include training techniques from the eastern world to round out, and even “chisel out” your core training. Isometrics and a variety of dynamic and functional moves for strength and power, and hey, abs that are photo ready like Tomm’s are, prove you can have “go” as well as “show.”
Should beginners worry about increasing their calories when first starting out to build muscle?
Should I focus more on a certain macronutrient like protein or carbs
How useful are protein supplements?
What's the best training frequency for beginners who want to build muscle?
Is there a way to measure intensity?
When should one make the switch from doing compound exercises to using more isolation exercises?
If you want to develop thickness and wings, Darin Steen's got your back!
Darin discusses his personal techniques for back development.Is there a place for machines in your training?What are his essential exercisesHow pulldowns can sabotage your back widthAngles and grips on lifts and bar setupThe back widening exercise Darin and and Dorian Yates agree on, which is often used incorrectly!The proper use of wide grip and narrow grip pulldownsWhere special moves like behind the neck pulldowns belongHow to increase grip strength and other personalized approaches from “The Trainer of the Trainers” in this Muscle Building Summit exclusive interview!
When it's time to get serious about muscle separation and fine tuning, it's time to "split" from a total body routine.
In this session, Chris Johnson IFBB Physique Pro, not only discusses the concepts of creating a split routine and when you know it's time, he is going to give you his split routine exercise by exercise. You will come away with the split routine of a champion.
DAY 13 - MUSCLE BUILDING WORKOUT DESIGN
Susan Arruda is a mom of 2 in her late 40's with 6 championship fitness titles to her name.
Susan speaks to women specifically on all matters of leg training and why they are such a trouble spot for women, from cellulite, to thunder thighs, to fat storage, the battle for drop dead hot legs is on and CAN be won. Susan will NOT teach you how to train for size in this interview , but to train for a sleek look and definition. You can choose to train your legs to anatomy chart level definition, as she did to capture those titles, or set a target for fitter and firmer legs. Susan Arruda is proud to say she has never used any types of drugs and that her physique was built over 35 of consistent hard work.
Ethan Hyde brings his skills as Men’s Health Magazine Australia’s Top Trainer to the Muscle Building Summit to teach busy guys and gals how to get maximum results when you have minimal time.
What exercises or type of routine should I focus on as an “on the go” person?
Will I benefit most from a compound or split approach when I am short on time?
How can I make the best muscle building food choices when I know I will be at a business luncheon on convention so I do not sabotage my gains?
Not all total body programs are created equally, Chris Johnson IFBB Pro has a system that propelled him to an award winning physique.
Chris goes in depth on the most effective exercises, rep ranges and programming in this Muscle Building Summit exclusive. You will come away with a "ready to go" total body program you can use immediately.
Loads, reps, tweaks and cheats from a master chest builder, Jeff Nippard.
Jeff discusses angles, rests, between set strategies and his personal chest training approach and programming in this hyper-focused, for the guys MUST see chest session!
DAY 14 - PLATEAU BUSTING
Discover the 5 things the average gym goer needs to correct in their training and nutrition to start seeing amazing results.
Mario discusses the 5 most common and worst mistakes everyone who trains needs to address to increase their progress and gains tenfold.
Where should a woman who has had no training experience whatsoever start when first entering the gym? This can be a point of confusion and intimidation for even the most confident woman!
Susan Arruda brings her 35+ years of training experience to the Muscle Building Summit in an interview that lays out exactly how a woman should structure her workouts, which exercise she should begin with, her training frequency and much more.
Susan again visits women specific pieces such as training through pregnancy, including how much weight you should realistically and healthily expect to gain in “baby” weight. Susan also discusses the shifts that take place over decades as it relates to training philosophy, practices and muscle loss as it pertains to women.
You may have been training for a while and made some progress, but many people start with a bang, and then they hit a wall. Why does this happen?
Ben Coomber teaches you exactly what to do so you can advance your muscle building and ensure you will keep progressing!
If I play a sport, should I train specifically for it in the gym
Do I need to build strength to aid in hypertrophy now that I have made some preogress
Do I need to lift heavier in order to progress
When do I know to increase the weight I am using and by how much
How do I ensure my gains continue to be consistent
What are the optimal rep ranges for strength, endurance and muscle building.
what is daily undulating periodization and how can it help you take your training to the next level?
How long a cycle of DUP lasts and is it composed of training blocks?
How is the DUP approach best applied to? beginner, intermediate or advanced?
Should one change their diet to complement this type of training?
Is there a particular length of DUP block/is the exercise variety increasing between DUP blocks?
DAY 15 - PLATEAU BUSTING
After the "honeymoon" phase ends, that of the beginner seeing results no matter what he or she does, it is time to get tactical about what to do next.
Mario Tomic goes deeper into progression models and how to balance progress vs recovery to minimize plateaus. He discusses the Fitness and Fatigue Model how this effects progress and sabotages adaptation and how reactive de-loading plays a key role in setting up for consistent gains.
Inflammation can be misread as "training pain" if it is not recognized properly. It is a condition that can not only greatly compromise your body's ability to create muscle, but also cause all kinds of other serious complications. What you eat and what you don't eat has a direct effect on the degree of inflammation you will experience.
In this Muscle Building Summit exclusive, martial arts world champion Tomm Voss pulls from his experience with natural remedies, eastern training practices and his biology degree to educate you on foods and techniques to reduce inflammation so you can train more often with less pain for greater hypertrophy,
"Why do we wait until something goes wrong and then be forced to fix it, instead of just doing things the right way in the first place?" This is just one thought provoking piece Ian Walling brings to this Muscle Building Summit exclusive interview.
At 55, Ian Walling has been in the fitness world some thirty years. He is the winner of several international natural bodybuilding titles including 1998 Mr. Natural Universe he has watched people make every mistake imaginable in their training and worked hard to help them.
With his "Inside/Out" holistic approach, you will know what to look for if you are experiencing difficulties in progress, make adjustments so you can address scar tissue and more, in this Masters of Motivation Interview.
In the Edge Phase of the Muscle Building Summit, Eric Morison discusses what bio-hacking is and its relevance in muscle building.
Topics discussed include:
The concept of food as an energetic signaller.
How your genes are a collection of templates for who you are but, the actual control of which template gets used comes from a number of variables and how one in particular unlocks the right template.
You will also hear about how your ability to produce muscle at an optimal level and your fitness in general are affected by circadian matches.
From his competitive days as a bodybuilder and coach, Eric also speaks practically on the psychological effects of being muscular and then losing your muscle mass
DAY 16 - WELCOME TO THE EDGE
Many people who weight train or are into fitness of any type are often looking for an edge, the next new thing. However, there are natural occurrences in our everyday lives that are very important when it comes to muscle building for males or females that are overlooked.
Learn how biorhythms and circadian rhythms can promote or sabotage your muscle building efforts from Borge Fagerli, who has produced National, Nordic and World Champions by incorporating these factors into his training approach.
In life, gym or not, we have a constant companion called gravity. Ian Walling has been training himself and others for decades. In this interview, he brings us a particularly insightful perspective on gravity and its’ effect on training for muscle and on our bodies.
Learn how dead weight is literally crushing your gains and body and how gravity accelerates this process. Ian discusses how to work with gravity and train from the centre-point as Ian does with his "grid system."
Entire fitness industries have been created on the premise that there are 3-4 body types. What if there are not 3 body types, but only one, or none at all?
How do you define someone who perhaps has a hypothyroid issue and stores fat with their muscle gain, whose condition through some means is reversed and his/her thyroid normalizes. Because of this new shift in their ability to gain muscle, do we now identify them by another one of those 3 classifications, or are they classed as something else altogether?
What happens to reps, nutrition? Do you drag those classic body type definitions into your “trash” icon?
Dr. Michael Israetel challenges the status quo in this thought provoking Muscle Building exclusive interview.
Jason Maxwell the rocket scientist, no really, he is one, is back!
In this interview Jason will teach the super skinny guys how to build meals, using sold food and
"Super-shake" combos. You will learn how to plan out your meal intake. Jason gives us a simple formula to calculate exactly how many calories the hard gainer needs to eat in order to pack on muscle.
Jason also breaks out his training program approach for the super skinny guy. He goes into detail on exercise selection and rep ranges and incorporating isolation exercises to establish the mind-muscle connection. Jason addresses overcoming fears at the gym when you are surrounded by "bigger" guys.
DAY 17 - WELCOME TO THE EDGE
Tomm Voss moved his training from that of a competitive bodybuilder to that of a world champion martial artist. All along the way he kept his musculature in top shape and refined a physique that landed him numerous covers on industry leading fitness magazines and commercials.
In this interview, Tomm discusses what type of exercises and philosophies he incorporates to maintain his lean mass, including how to bring your body to a state of awareness where it is primed for maximum muscle growth and overall health. Learn how he includes a variety of exercises that include body weight and isometrics so as to never plateau.
Whether it is referred to as Kaatsu/Bloodlfow Resitriction Training, Occlusion Training is a hotly debated topic and yet it is a training system many pros use to supercharge their gains.
Is it right for you, is it safe? Borge Fagerli, who has produced National, Nordic and World Champions by incorporating into his training approach, goes in depth on all things Occlusion including what it can do for your hypertrophy, who benefits the most, who should/should not do it and how to practice it safely.
In this Edge Phase of the Muscle Building Summit, Eric Morrison continues his broader discussion of bio-hacking, but gets specific about ATP production and inhibition, a vital component of any muscle building goal.
Topics discussed include?
Why you need to do everything possible to first remove all the things from your life that are preventing your baseline energy or ATP production, so you can create the best environment for muscle building and peak health.
Understanding that to our brain, surviving is more important than building big muscles; we have to learn how to work with this reality and not against it.
How you can manipulate your environment to where you are actually increasing the ability of your mitochondria to produce more energy.
Christian Bosse brings his Olympic level coaching to an interview discussing the correlation between strength training and these 2 benchmark strength and mass building exercises
Topics discussed include:
Which are the best squat variations for overall development
Should you overload planks and other core exercises and if so when
Instability training. What does this type of training produce in relation to hypertrophy, if any
Hyperextensions, where these fit in training the trunk and how to overload this safely, as well as rep ranges
CREATE A CUSTOM WORKOUT PROGRAM
Learn how to make the most out of your time in the gym, and which exercises you absolutely have to include in your routine for maximum muscle growth
EAT FOR GROWTH
Discover which dietary modifications you have to make in order to quickly build lean muscle, while simultaneously shedding the extra weight
Find out how to build and maintain a proper mindset and get the inspiration you need to stay focused on your goals and achieve amazing results.
If you can relate to any of the situations listed below, the Muscle Building Summit is not just a good “fit” for you, it is a “must attend” event!
The person who knows they need to increase their lean body mass, whether the person is a beginner, fitness enthusiast, or is preparing to compete would benefit the most from attending the Muscle Building Summit.
The Muscle Building Summit features information specific for both males and females.
-The person who Is curious about how to build muscle, but has never tried and does not know what to do, or how to even begin.
The Hard Gainer
-The person who has made some progress, but is now “stuck” and cannot move forward. Their body type has made it very challenging for them to build muscle, whether they are an Ectomorph, Mesomorph or Endomorph.
-The guy who wants to learn how to pack on muscle fast, for a beach ready body. Maybe he does not have time for a “lifestyle” commitment, but still wants results.
-The person who needs help with which program to use and which exercise pairings are the most effective for building muscle. This person wants to know things like “how long do I stay with one program before I need to change it?” They have had little or no success in building muscle.
The Comeback King or Queen
-The person who has tried to build muscle but has been unsuccessful, but is ready to succeed.
The Bikini Babe Waiting to Emerge!
-The woman who has little time and wants to tone her body by adding he amount of lean body mass that is just right for her look. Tight, toned and sexy. Our female experts will also focus on the areas women often struggle with most - back of the arms, leg fat and more.
The TMI (Too Much Information) Candidate The person who is confused about the proper eating/diet to build muscle for their particular body type. They have heard so much conflicting advice, they have no idea where to turn for advice that is specific to their body’s type, gender and needs.
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After his 150 lb. ongoing permanent weight loss, Marco certified as a Personal Trainer Specialist and won awards as a fitness consultant, breaking records at national gym chains. He is the author of “Starving to be Fat,” and the sales book “How I Sold $1 Million of Personal Training.”
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