Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Thoughts on accelerating my training.

As I've mentioned to Mark and the gang over at the MuscleHack FB page, I've discovered that since I've returned to "normal" THT training after a 10-week stint doing an accelerated THT 4.0 HIT Experiment I find that my current training "lacks" a bit of intensity.

Now, allow me to clarify that last statement: I'm training my ass off, doing the THT 4.0 Volume 3-day split as proscribed in the training guide by Mark. It's an awesome split and I'm making my gains. Indeed, I find that as I try to grind out "extra" work to regain that lost feeling of "intensity", it really kicks my ass. So, I've decided to throw together extra training days on the opposite end of the week.

Also, over the weekend, it was mentioned to me that I should consider entering an amateur natural bodybuilding competition. I'm not too sure about this, but that's likely my innate sense of shyness coming up again. At the very least, I'm going to crank my workout intensity / frequency back up to the point where I don't have an extended lull between days in the gym (as the current cycle feels just that way to me) and I'll lift as though it's all I have left in this life. It seems that my POP for a Volume cycle week is far faster than it was before. I guess that's what literally years of MuscleHack training does for you. :)

Also, uploading a couple of new pics from Sunday. I feel great lately - really great. Lifting is even more enjoyable than usual and I'm finding that I'm back to my old ways of massive progress at times.

But, enough of that - on to the pictures!

I've never felt bigger - and I'm fairly certain I've never been bigger in my entire life.

Tonight I'm just going up to do traps and some lower back work. Tomorrow is a standard THT 3-day Volume Wednesday, so chest / biceps / abs. This is a far more "frantic" pace than I had original envisioned, but it seems to be a decent compromise that suits my POP and gives me more per week than a standard MuscleHack THT 4.0 Volume workout would. I'm stoked. :)

Carry on, MuscleHackers! Lift hard and train smart!



  1. Awewome results, Adam! You can really see a difference. I like that you are making MuscleHack your own. I'm doing the same if I feel like I could still do just a bit more at the end of my workout. I'll throw in a burn out set until I can't do anymore. Great job!

  2. That's a great idea, Adrianne! The only ones holding ourselves back are ourselves! I definitely recommend burnout sets if you're going to have a few days between workouts for that body part. I've also really enjoyed seeing your progress lately with your infusion of MuscleHack into your routines! Keep going!

  3. Thanks Mark! You've given me the tools to turn myself into a monster. I fully intend to follow through on that transformation. :)