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The Magic Bodybuilding & Strength Building Pill


By John Christy.

Here’s the Magic Pill, I mean ‘Magic List’

I bet I got your attention with that title.

Everyone’s looking for it. Their looking for the one missing piece – the magical ingredient – that will transform their physique and strength levels.

Well, what if I tell you that I’ve got it? But it is more than ‘one piece’ or ‘one pill’. It is a bunch of things that if you do them all, at the end of the year they produce ‘magical results’. What are magical results?

  • Finally benching 300 pounds (no ‘roids, or support gear, with a pause) after being stuck at 270 longer than you can remember.
  • Finally squatting a ‘knee-pain-free’ 400 pounds, and still getting your 2-mile run in 3 days later – also pain-free.
  • Finally getting a true 17″ arm.
  • Finally packing on enough muscle to purchase your first XL shirt.
  • Finally getting someone to ask how you work out – because you actually lift more than anyone else in the gym.
  • Finally getting strong enough to enter your first powerlifting meet.

This is just some of my examples of what you may consider ‘magical results’. What is your list? I mean really, what is it? Write it down why don’t you? Don’t be ridiculous and write down something that couldn’t be accomplished in fantasyland – that is for the ‘roid boys. Now take a good look at it.

I’m confident that you can achieve those results, or at the very least, make progress towards those results that you haven’t made in years – and all by the end of the year if you follow the ‘magic list’.

The Magic List

Weight train 2 to 3 times per week

  1. A no-brainer for real trainees that don’t take steroids.
  2. Allows for complete recovery, which means you get bigger and stronger from every workout.
  3. Joints can recover – no injuries – consistent training – great results.

Train hard but make sure the ‘hard training’ is put towards progression; lifting more weight

  1. Training hard pushes the body to adapt to a new level of development or performance.
  2. If that ‘new level’ is more muscle or more strength then it must be pushed with more weight.

Eat enough to gain muscle

  • It takes a lot of effort to eat enough to gain, which is one main reason, most trainees’ fail – they won’t work at it.
  • Eat 1000 more calories per day than you eat now and you will gain muscle (as long as the training is stimulating).

Do aerobic work to get in shape, which is good for your health but also promotes recovery from workouts

  • Promotes recovery from weight workouts.
  • Better recovery = bigger and stronger muscles.
  • This can make the difference between gaining 25 pounds on your bench this year or a measly 10 (or a big fat zero – which is what most gain).

Stretch to keep / get your joints healthy so that you don’t miss workouts or have to eliminate productive exercises

  • Healthy joints = consistent workouts = bigger, stronger muscles.
  • Healthy joints = ability to perform more productive exercises = bigger, stronger muscles.

Get yourself fired-up to train with goals, pictures, entering contests, etc

  • Promotes putting out maximum effort allowing you to lift heavier weights, which produces bigger, stronger muscles.

I know it’s hard to believe that such simple ‘non-sexy’ methods can produce stunning results. But they do. I’ve seen it, and helped make it happen in many cases. And as a matter of fact I’ve never seen a ‘sexy’ (flashy, secret, underground, new-wave, instant, etc) method produce anything except a fat wallet for the seller of such garbage.

Do all the basics outlined above – not just one or two of them – and people will line-up to buy your magic pill.

Mick Madden
Mick Madden is the primary content writer for Muscle and Brawn.

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