Old Soviet Principles For Building Muscle

I have a post for you from my friend, Jared DiCarmine, read on for some info on how to build some muscle.




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We all want to build muscle, burn fat and look good with our shirts off or in a bathing suit. There’s nothing wrong with that. Now when you first start off on your physique quest, you have numerous options to pursue in order to get you to your main goal.

As they say there’s many ways to skin a cat…

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And this is where things can get tricky.

For example, a lot of people when they decide they want to build muscle and sculpt a body like those Greek Gods and superhero action stars we see on the big screen, usually start off with some type of program found in Men’s Health, or some over the top bodybuilding magazine.

Well here’s a little truth bomb for you today.

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A lot of those programs in the Men’s Health magazines are NOT the actual programs that the athlete or actor uses. In fact, it’s the editors who slap those programs together. Not really caring if you reach your goals or not. Now for those bodybuilding mags, a lot of those programs will only work if you’re on a boat load of drugs or have elite God-like genetics. Again, not your best option and that’s why you see a lot of dudes walking around with the same body year in and year out.

However, there is a way to get the most out of your genetic limitations and build muscle, gain strength and burn fat. It’s something that I have been studying for years and have used on myself and personal clients. It works every time and the results when compared to other programs is astonishing. It’s called Non-Linear Periodization and it’s a training program based on Old Soviet Principles. You see, the Soviets were the founders of modern day strength training. These guys have forgotten more about lifting and training techniques then any of us could ever dream of learning. They were at the forefront of it all and it wasn’t until the late 80’s early 90’s that some of their techniques started making their way over to the West.

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Now the cool thing about Non-Linear Periodization is that you can mix and match the training variables for any type of goal you want to pursue.

Here is a really basic use of this periodization scheme:

Monday: 3×5
Back Squats
Trap-Bar Dead Lifts
Incline Barbell Bench Press
Barbell Rows
Hammer Curls
Calf raises

Wednesday: 3×8
Push Presses
Bulgarian Split Squats
Glute Ham Raises
Dumbbell Skull Crushers
Barbell Curls

Friday: 3×15
Neutral Grip Flat Dumbbell Chest Press
Dumbbell Rows
Jump Squats
Weighted Back Extensions
Seated Calf Raises
Wood Choppers

And as the weeks goes on, you manipulate the total training volume and intensity by adding more sets, increasing the weights, decreasing your rest periods etc… But what I have done to add more spice to these types of training programs is really push the envelope of your body’s natural recovery capabilities.

You see, we live in a day and age where we are scared of over-training. That’s crap. True over-training will leave you whimpering, depressed and absolutely hating life, which is induced from lifting weights. Now can I ask you this personal question? When have you ever felt like this? Have you ever gotten in such a depressed state, which originated from the gym where the very thought of doing another rep made you want to puke?

I seriously doubt that…

So what I’ve done is combined the non-linear Periodization programs with accentuating volume (which means I add volume each week continually to the workout) PLUS fascia stretches which have been found to over-time increase the amount of “wiggle room” to allow rapid expansion to occur AND de-load weeks to produce some of the biggest gains in strength and muscle mass that I have ever seen. And it’s all done naturally for the average regular individual.

It works for guys, girls, young and old. It doesn’t matter.

So, if you’re wanting to the truth to building massive amounts of muscle mass in just 12 weeks or less and not afraid to get your hands dirty then you might be interested in my latest program The Dark Muscle Mass Effect. And it’s exactly that. It’s dark, it’s twisted and it pushes you and your body to its limits. Now, don’t worry there are recovery weeks planned in there so you’ll experience what’s called the “super-compensation effect,” but trust me this is not for the faint of heart.

If you like “exercising” and not “training” then it might not be for you. But if you’re serious about changing your body and not afraid to push the envelope of intensity in your workouts, then grab it below for just $7.

BTW: The program is 12 weeks long so I trust that you will give it your all for those 12 weeks.

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I’m only giving it away for $7, normally it sells for $128 but because you’re a loyal reader of Shawna’s stuff and Shawna’s my home-girl so I guess that makes us homies as well ☺, I’ll let you have it for over 90% off. But hurry, I don’t want the entire world getting wind of this and take advantage so it’ll only last a few days then back up to $128.
Oh and if you need any guidance at all, I’m always just an email away. Gotta run and hit the sled.


Jared earned his degree in Applied Exercise Science at Springfield College and graduated magna cum laude. Ever since he picked up his first weight at the age of 14 and after experiencing an unfortunate family event, he always wanted to be part of the exercise science and fitness field. He considers himself truly lucky to be able to help people on a daily basis and he wouldn’t trade it for any other career in the world.


So, if you’re interested in adding muscle and aren’t afraid of hard work, check out Jaren and The Dark Muscle Mass Effect, his deal is done on Thurs.