Just a note, here, for your information.
Since I mentioned that “Big Beyond Belief” workout in a post, I got kinda curious and looked it up. As I said previously, I found it to be a really effective workout for gaining size. I was also curious to see if other people had read it and tried it, so here are some reviews.
Initially, I was amused by the over-hyped copy that the marketers used in the ads. But I thought, “what the heck,” and bought it. Turns out they actually put out a product that I can honestly say was as detailed and good as it said it was (although it still could’ve used a touch more editing). As I said before, it worked too well for me, once I figured that bodybuilding (as done by sport bodybuilders) was not the direction I really wanted to go. I’ve let others use the workout, and eventually loaned my copy out to what became a “permanent loan.”
But most importantly, it introduced to me the “8 training factors,” which I had never before seen put as clearly as they did, or put in all in one place, and perhaps most importantly, shows how they interlock and influence each other. It was the first place I recall people talking about things like short intense training sessions (45 min or less), periodization (the wave like pattern for training), low carb eating, and other factors such as adaptive response to specific stresses.
What is so cool to me is that was waaay back in the early ’90s, before anybody was really talking about this stuff, or at least putting them all together. And the thing is, everything I’ve seen since then confirms everything they said. Their reasons for the stuff they did were completely sound, and therefore it is no mystery why they worked. At the time, almost everything they said was revolutionary to bodybuilders and other physical training types here in the States. Now, it’s basically old hat. The paradigm has shifted.
And to this day, this is still the most specific, most thoroughly explained book on the subject that I’ve seen.
So–I gotta give these guys props. If you’re interested in really gaining size, get that product. It’s all you’ll need (except maybe the book on diet they espouse, “The Anabolic Diet”). Maybe there are other books or programs out there that contain the same info, or are flashier and better written or put together. But I haven’t really been out there checking since my focus shifted, so I don’t know what’s new in that arena. But for the price, you probably can’t do better.