Strength Training Tips

Why “Purple Monkey Dishwasher” makes about as much sense most of them

By Paul "Batman" O'Brien 

B.A., N.C.E.H.S., Dip. Acu., Cert Clin. IMed., Dip. Adv. OBB, Dip. CHM, Pn1, PN-SSR, PN-NCA, M.AFPA., M.C.Th.A.

Strength training tips abound the internet. And everybody, his uncle and his aunt Gladys, have strength training tips, each one wildly different and nearly all of them worthless (no offence to everybody and his aunt and uncle). Rumours on strength training and getting the most out of training abound the locker room, the gym, the net –anywhere people congregate with enough knowledge to do something but without the common sense to actually think about things will have heard some of the classic strength training tips – such gems as....

1. To get really big you have to work a full range of motion(Not true in the slightest, save your stretching till Yoga class)

2. You need to do 100 situps to see your 6-pack (No, you need to lose bodyfat – 100 or 1 Million situps won’t make a difference – everybody has a 6 pack, you were born with one, just lower you bodyfat and you’ll see it)

3. "Take creatine man, it’s like steroids, you'll get huge" ( a huge scandal here in Ireland, particularly with junior and schools rugby – one that has been completely hyped and blown out of proportion by the media – for the record creatine is NOTHING like steroids, won’t make you aggressive and is NOT the gateway to hardcore drugs)....

4. You need to work out 2.5 hours a day 5 days a week (Again, not true, in fact this could make you ill, weaker and fatter than before. Check out my article here to find out why – me and thousands of others have lean muscular bodies and I workout no more than an hour a fortnight, or to put it another way less than 6 minutes a day).

5. You need to work out a minimum of 5 hours a week to effect change in the human body (See above)

6. Lifting a weight over 1lbs will instantly cause a woman to break out in HUGE muscles like the Incredible Hulk – (if it was that easy do you think guys would spend massive amounts of time reading muscle building articles and spending thousands on supplements that don’t work?)

7. That huge massively muscled guy over there uses a secret muscle building technique to get really big really quickly – he wraps his muscles in hot towels before a set and then lifts a tiny weight a lot of times until he’s screaming like he’s passing a melon through his nose....we should do the same!.....(Do I even have to explain that, and yes I did actually here this once in a gym)

And other such incredible stories...and strength training tips cause millions of guys and gals wanting to improve their fitness and physique endless hours of pain boredom and poor health. It’s no different than when Bart Simpson started a rumour that started about Mrs. Crabople and finished with the great quote – Purple Monkey Dishwasher – people inevitable distort the original message.

So what are my strength training tips?

Very simple I ask myself just 5 questions –

  1. Has this information being scientifically validated and proven, if so what are the sources?
  2. Is this information applicable to me?
  3. Does this program have increasing progressive stimulation?
  4. Does it take less and 10 minutes to perform?
  5. Could this in anyway negatively impact my health?

If a any strength training tip fails to provide a “YES” to anyone of those questions I won’t even consider it. If it gives me a thumbs up to those 5 I’ll wait to hear the end. Don’t waste your time on strength training tips that someone heard from the monkey in the closet on the 5th floor of the this is rubbish building, or on programs that don’t consistency produce increase in stimulation and thus increase in results.

Speaking of which – I kept those 5 same questions in mind when I designed my 7 week program 7 Seconds to Build A Perfect Body! – the scientifically Proven Method for Transforming Your Body in Just Seconds. It’s over 250 pages and filled with more than 100 photos and will transform your body from your face down to your toes, sculpting your physique and letting you develop astonishing strength with just seconds of exercise.

Let’s see how it ranks?

1. Has this information being scientifically validated and proven, if so what are the sources?

Yep, over 5,000 independently evaluated and conducted studies. (I include an entire book on discussing and explaining these studies as part of the program)

2. Is this information applicable to me?

Yep, it is applicable to anyone who wants to be stronger and healthier

3. Does this program have increasing progressive stimulation?

The most effective and efficient possible, as determined by the above studies from question 1.

4. Does it take less and 10 minutes to perform?

It takes even less. 7 seconds per muscle – a total body workout can be performed in less than 4 minutes.

5. Could this in anyway negatively impact my health?

Unless increased strength, lean muscle tissue, heart stroke rate volume, lung capacity and decreased fat is a bad thing, no.

You can check out the program here – chances are it will be the last strength training tip you’ll ever need.

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