Can I give you my free workout?

Join tens of thousands all over the world who are packing on slabs of muscle for free with Targeted Hypertrophy Training (THT)

 

* 100% FREE

* SIZE GAINS IN 2 WKS

* 3 X MUSCLE GAINS

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE FULL ROUTINE

 

(or click here for real before and after pics and more workout details)

Read this for better gains and quicker fat loss.

Myths abound in this game. There are so many clueless people giving their opinion who really have no idea what they’re talking about.

Problem is this: taking their advice could severely limit your gains…and wreck any chance there is of you getting a six-pack.

So read this. Pay attention. Your gains (and abs) depend on it!

 

8 MUSCLE MYTHS

(1) You Can “Out-work” A Bad Diet

 

Nope. You just can’t.  Let’s say you eat a chocolate bar at 300 Calories. So you assume that if you get on a treadmill later and burn 300 Calories, that evens everything up, right? Wrong.

All machines overestimate Calories burned. You didn’t burn 300 Calories – but higher numbers help sell treadmills and cross trainers.

Also, after a while your body compensates for Calories burned through exercise by slowing energy-utilization elsewhere in the body. The body is always finding ways to adapt and compensate. It will become more efficient in its energy usage to “make up” for the extra calories burned through exercise – so you simply won’t be creating as much of a deficit as you think. A bad diet cannot be “out-worked” with exercise.

 

(2) You Don’t Need To Diet – Just Exercise

 

Following on from point 1, it should be obvious that exercise alone simply cannot burn a lot of fat. In fact, cardio is the very least effective method for fat loss. It’s mostly about diet. In order of effectiveness, it goes like this:

(1) Diet

(2) Weight Training

(3) Cardio

This is how trainees on my Total Six Pack Abs program succeed so easily – the know exactly what they’re doing.

 

(3) ‘Total Volume’ Is More Important Than ‘High-Intensity’

 

Nope. Both intensity and volume matter. But intensity is the most important factor. The Total Volume is a number on a piece of paper and says absolutely nothing about whether or not growth has been stimulated. Triggering the body to adapt and grow is primarily about high-intensity (taking sets to failure)…then – and only then – will extra volume count towards growth.

You cannot make up for a lack of intensity with extra sets/volume. If you stop every set 2 reps before failure, you are simply training WITHIN your body’s existing capacity. Since your body can already handle what you’re doing, it has absolutely no reason to build more muscle mass – no matter how many sets you do.

For a more scientific explanation of why intensity trumps volume, see my article Total Volume vs Intensity.

 

If you want a REAL training program that will tell you how may reps to do, how many sets, the best exercises, and how often to train, grab my 100% free Targeted Hypertrophy Training program below…

 


TheCover164TopPostsTired of not getting the results you want? I promise to change all that! You'll see size gains in weeks with my free THT training package because it's based on the true scientific principles of muscle-building.

 

 3 X MUSCLE GAINS | SIZE GAINS IN 2 WKS | 100% FREE 🙂

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

 

(4) Do Higher Reps When Cutting

 

Rubbish. There’s nothing magical about high reps that burns fat. Even when you’re cutting, you still train for hypertrophy/growth as normal.

Getting a cut look is about lowering your total body fat percentage with diet, and building the muscle tissue underneath. You then get that ripped look. It has nothing to do with a “special” high rep range.

 

(5) You Can “Tone” A Muscle

 

No you can’t. There’s no such thing as “toning”. You either build a muscle or you don’t. Just like I stated in point 4, the toned look is a combination of building muscle tissue and lowering your body fat percentage. “Toning” is a word manufactured by Personal Trainers to market to women.

There's no such thing as toning a muscle. You either build it or you don't Click To Tweet

 

(6) More Protein = More Muscle

 

It’s totally true that without a sufficient amount of protein, you won’t make any gains. But beyond that sufficient level, any extra protein is simply converted to sugar in the body.

As I state in my most recent podcast, you might as well be eating extra carbs when you eat surplus protein (a process called gluconeogenesis).

Shoot for around 1g per pound body weight in protein. No more. No less. More on this here.

Take only 1g protein per pound bodyweight to build muscle. Extra protein will convert to sugar Click To Tweet

 

(7) Stretch Before A Workout

 

Wrong. Warm up, but don’t stretch a muscle before strength training.

Stretching a muscle temporarily weakens it. It’s called “stretching induced force deficit”. If you want to stretch, do it AFTER training. More about his here.

Stretching Induced Force Deficit means stretching a muscle weakens it. So stretch AFTER training Click To Tweet

 

(8) Always Use Free Weights – Never Machines

 

Despite the fact that all the biggest guys use machines, this particularly annoying myth is still prevalent in the bodybuilding world.

For optimal gains you should use BOTH free weights and machines. If you are wondering what benefit machines give, read my article ‘Should You Use Machines To Build Muscle‘. But in short…

“Machines force you to move the weight up and down along a set path of motion. This totally REMOVES the issue of stabilization from the exercise because the machine is stabilizing the load for you.

Without a portion of your strength being diverted away to the issue of stabilization, more of your strength and force is left to push against heavier loads (this is why you can always use heavier weights with machines).”

 

THT training will have you using free weights and machines for truly optimal gains.

If you’ve got questions or need help, just ask below 🙂

Mark McManus

Get Totally Shredded Fast

Get ripped at blistering speed without losing muscle and keep gaining in the gym. Also, you get your abs or you get your money back! That's the power of Mark's Total Six Pack Abs program. More details here.

Buff Baking Cookbook

Extremely easy anabolic recipes with simple ingredients that makes fueling muscle growth feel like a cheat meal! See pics and recipes here.

Chest Blast Workout

3 Workouts | 7 Days | Up to 3 inches in chest growth! A workout that will fry every muscle fiber in your pecs and literally force new and permanent growth...fast! More details here.

The Leg Blast Workout

An explosive training package for fast leg gains! 1 week | 3 x 90 minute workouts | "hyper-intense" techniques = big & fast leg gains. Up to 3 inches in growth. See more details and testimonials here.

The Arm Blast Experiment

Gain up to an inch on your arms over the next week with new, "hyper-intense" training techniques that force new arm growth. The workout is based on the results of an online study Mark from MuscleHack set up. More details here.

Jacked n Ripped

Jacked 'n' Ripped

The MuscleHack "members-only" site for total body recomposition i.e. building muscle and burning fat at the same time. The "build & burn code has been cracked". Member intakes only once every 2 months. More details here.

"Please add me on social media so we can stay in touch" ~ Mark McManus

Facebook | Instagram | SnapchatTwitterGoogle+

HERE ARE THE SUPPLEMENTS I HIGHLY RECOMMEND

Great News! MuscleHack readers can get 10% off all supplements forever!

Just use the links below and add the code 'MUSCLEHACK' at checkout.

GO TO MYPROTEIN UK/EUROPE

GO TO MYPROTEIN USA


SOME OF MY FAV PRODUCTS

The supps I get on a regular basis are:

 

The Ultimate Warrior Agrees With Me

So it turns out the Ultimate Warrior agrees with me. The Ultimate Warrior? Yep! I was a huge Warrior fan as a kid. I just loved all things WWF (as it was called at the time). So I’m pleased to learn that he is in agreement with me. I know you’re wondering,...
Read More

Total Six Pack Abs 2.1 Released! Download Now

Total Six Pack Abs 2.1 is hot off the press right now! This is the best, most effective version yet! But this post is not simply to make you aware of the update; I’m letting you know that I’m offering a pretty MASSIVE DISCOUNT to celebrate the new edition!...
Read More

5 Things To Do When You Can’t Build Any Muscle

"Want to use the same workout as I do?" ~ Mark McManusTargeted Hypertrophy Training (THT) is 100% free (no catches). Created by trainer Mark McManus, join thousands over the world who are packing on new slabs of muscle. You'll see clear, visible size gains in just...
Read More

The Arms Blast Experiment: The Results!

In a recent post I recruited some lab rats to test out an exciting new experimental bodybuilding protocol I had developed. The initial goal was to see if I could come up with a way to gain half an inch on your arms in just 7 days! Considering most people (excluding...
Read More

2 Young Men Pack On Muscle Fast. See The Transformations!

2 more kids pack on new slabs of muscle for free with THT. Most impressive is the fact that they obviously have ectomorphic body types. Traditionally, building muscle is a long, drawn-out process for such people. But then again, a lot of programs out there are...
Read More

New Plateau Smashing Technique! How To Set a New Personal Best Today!

What if I could share something with you right now that would virtually GUARANTEE that you smash your records in all major lifts this week? And the week after…and the week after that…you get the idea. And these improved lifts would of course lead to faster...
Read More

No.1 Mistake People Make On The MANS Diet

I’ve received some amazing success stories by email from people who have adopted the MANS diet. There is one question that keeps popping up though, “Am I eating enough?” If you have to ask, you probably aren’t. I understand it’s hard...
Read More

Training To Failure Roundtable Discussion

Training to positive failure is always a cantankerous issue, but it really shouldn’t be. By positive failure I simply mean: That point in a set when you can no longer perform another full positive portion of the rep unassisted (and in the prescribed form). At...
Read More

How To Live A Life Without Limits

The word ‘LIMITATION‘ is so repulsive to me. The idea that I CAN’T do something, or that there’s only so much I can experience is too horrible to contemplate. Holding the opposite attitude will change your life, and I can prove it. Einstein...
Read More

What Fruit Can I Eat On A Low Carb Diet?

Think you can’t eat fruit on a low carb diet? Think again. There’s no doubt that fruit is sugary. The type of sugar in fruits is called fructose. On a carb-cycling bodybuilding diet like the MuscleHack Anabolic Nutritional Strategy, fruits are surprisingly...
Read More

Can I Give You My Free Workout?

* 3 X MUSCLE GAINS

* SIZE GAINS IN 2 WKS

* 100% FREE

Cool! Click here to take you to the download page. (or check your email for the download link)

Cool! You are going to love your fast gains on THT :)

Join thousands over the world who are packing on slabs of new muscle for free with Targeted Hypertrophy Training (THT).

Cool! Click here to take you to the download page. (or check your email for the download link)

Cool! You are going to love your fast gains on THT :)

Join thousands over the world who are packing on slabs of new muscle for free with Targeted Hypertrophy Training (THT)

Cool! Click here to take you to the download page. (or check your email for the download link)