At the moment I am planning the next few months ahead and I thought I’d keep you all informed and see if there are any suggestions that you would like to make. Please comment below or email me with your hints and tips.
Feel free to get involved in this site and influence it for the better. After all, MuscleHack was set up to help you.
(1) A MuscleHack Forum
Would you guys like a forum? I get a lot of email and it’s great to hear from you all. It’s just a shame that you can’t meet each other. I plan on changing that with a forum here at the site. I need to research this and figure out all the technical aspects of it first though. Here’s where you can help:
(a) What areas should be covered? At the moment there will definitely be the following sections:
* Bulking / Muscle Gain
* Cutting / Fat Loss
* Beginners Area
What other areas would you like covered or should we leave it at his for the beginning?
(b) I’ll need moderators. Want to be a mod at the forum? Comment below or send me an email if you would like to moderate discussions. Let me know if have any experience of this in the past (though not necessary).
(c) Are you technical? I’m not! I may or may not need help in getting this set up. It would be great to have someone that could answer any queries I have during the set-up process.
(d) Members only. Anyone can read the messages but only members can post, that’s how I’d like the forum to be. When I say ‘members‘ I mean only those who have either subscribed to the rss feed or who have downloaded the free ebook ‘ Total Anabolism.’ How can I achieve this?
I am really excited about building up a great community here at MuscleHack. You will then have 24 hour access to help and support from other members! I hope to have it operational before the summertime.
(2) A New Bodybuilding Diet Plan
Some people just don’t want to low-carb. Others experience some initial water-weight loss and freak out, thinking they’ve lost muscle (you get all the water back on your weekend carb-up 😉 ). Anyway, I respect that choice and I’ll accommodate it. The main advantage of a carb-cycling diet like MANS is the ability to build muscle without piling on the fat.
If you’ve read my other articles you will know that I believe this is due to the ability to keep blood sugar and insulin levels steady. What if there is a way to do this while still eating carbs?
I am devising a new plan for those who can’t live without their carbs to do just that. It won’t replace the MANS approach but will be a powerful alternative. It’s based on the Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load i.e. carbohydrates that have a minimal impact on blood sugar. It’s working title is the G.L.A.D. diet which stands for the ‘Glycemic Load Anabolic Diet.’ Turkey sandwich anyone? Stay tuned!
(3) A New Tweak To The MANS Diet. This is especially relevant for ectomorphs / hardgainers. For those who find gaining muscle a real challenge, I suggest a mid-week carb-load on top of the weekend carb-loading phase. More on this coming very soon.
(4) Exercise Execution Videos. As I have started Vlogging at youtube I think it would be of great benefit to you guys if I film myself performing each exercise to show the correct form and timing.
I’ll make an individual post here about each exercise and also embed these videos into the workout plan article so that anyone reading the plan can see for themselves how to perform each exercise correctly.
Do any of you know if videos can be embedded into a word or PDF document? If so, let me know as I’d love to put these into the ‘Total Anabolism’ free ebook.
(5) An update of the bodybuilding ebook ‘Total Anabolism.’
I will be adding the alternative diet strategy and hopefully the videos to the ebook as well. I’ll probably add some extra sections too like a fuller explanation of the concept of ‘Progressive Overload‘ as I still receive a lot of questions about it.
So that’s all the upcoming changes to MuscleHack. It’s a very exciting time and I hope to be able to continue to help you guys more and more. Again I have to say thanks to all of you.
Thanks for all the help and support, the contact and the encouragement. It makes my day to hear your positive testimonials! To your continued success…
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