What’s My Maximum Muscular Potential?

This question has been asked multiple times over on many bodybuilding forums and message boards since the inception of the internet.  While this question’s answer depends solely on an individual’s genetic ceiling, there’s one very comprehensive resource I’d recommend to anyone in search of reaching their genetic potential for maximum muscular growth.

The resource I am referring to today is an ebook called Your Muscular Potential by Casey Butt Ph.D.  He runs the website Weightrainer.net and has devoted insurmountable hours to the study of maximum muscular gains in the drug-free physique athlete.

Casey holds a degree in mathematics, a degree in physics and has his PhD in artificial intelligence for controls engineering.  He’s spent the last 18 years in a mad obsession with weight training and altering his body composition through bodybuilding.  He also admitted that he wasted his first 10 years of weight training by following the shoddy information found in muscle magazines.

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The Muscle Building Guide for Women

Do you want to build muscle, tone up, and achieve that lean, feminine look? If that’s you, good. By the end of this guide, you’ll know exactly how to go about doing it, and don’t forget to check out my training program to get you started.

There are 3 principles that must be followed in order to get the most out of your muscle building efforts. We’ll cover those in full below, and address some common questions and concerns that come up for many women.

Muscle Building For Women Principal #1: Structured Weight Training And Progressive Overload

Resistance training revolves around a single idea: progression, which is evident by increases in strength over time. The common name for this is strength training, but training for strength explicitly can differ from training for aesthetic improvements or even improvements in endurance.

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Bill Starr (MadCow) 5×5 Intermediate Routine

Something was brought to my attention a few weeks ago.  A reader sent a quick email to notify me of some broken links they’d found.  In past articles when discussing training, I’ve referenced and linked to a very popular 5×5 training program often referred to as the MadCow 5×5.  It’s an intermediate program by Bill Starr that focuses on weekly linear progress and is very well suited for the experienced trainee who’s gotten much stronger but struggling to make consistent strength gains well past their newbie phase.

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