You may know it better as that perfect timing when the beautiful blonde you've been stealing glances at on the cardio equipment finishes up her workout and walks by just as you effortlessly toss up a fresh max on the incline press.
Synergy, however, is also a key component of your bodybuilding progress. Specifically, you want "a total effect greater than the sum of its parts" resulting from your training, diet and supplementation strategy. With synergy, all that hard work in the gym can seamlessly morph into new muscle tissue, fed with perfect inputs of high-caliber protein, clean calories for energy, and the sports supplements that have been proven by the lab coats to be enormously effective in augmenting a powerful, ripped physique.
It's with that in mind that the following program was born. After all, it's not any lackadaisical lifting session that can best pair with one of the very best protein supplements on the planet, sending your growth into the stratosphere. For something as highly engineered for results as BioQuest's MyoZene, you need to match it, rep for rep, with a workout plan that eliminates guesswork and punishes muscle tissue so that it literally opens up to suck in the protein building blocks to rebuild itself bigger and better than ever.
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Added to this is an infusion of L-leucine to trigger further anabolic response, plus creatine and N-acetyl-l-glutamine, a highly bioavailable form of the well-proven amino acid.
Simply put, you can use MyoZene at critical junctures through the day, including preworkout and postworkout. With such nutrients on hand, the following workout -- created in the style often preferred by professional bodybuilders, with the focus on one muscle group per session -- will surely never go to waste.
It's aggressive, with six days of workouts, but every one can be done in the span of an hour, meaning you can spend the other 23 hours setting the stage for anabolism, by planning in ample rest, recovery and nutritional manipulation … including, of course, two to four MyoZene shakes throughout the day. In other words, synergy defined.
The MyoZene Plan: Huge Gains Ahead
As mentioned, this is a six-day program. Pros who use it do it weekly, but for the rest of us, the grind could be a little too grueling, if you're giving each session your all. To shim in rest days, then, you can stretch the plan to an eight-day to 10-day cycle, in which you spread the six workouts over 8-to-10 days before starting them over from Day No. 1.
As for the regimens themselves, we've kept it straightforward. Each session begins with free-weight exercises to tackle when you're strongest, then moves into machines -- which remove some of the need to brace and balance yourself via ancillary muscles, allowing direct focus on the prime mover itself. You finish with isolation exercises; some are unilateral in nature, helping ensure a stronger side of your body doesn't "carry" the weaker, as can occur during bilateral (two-limbed) moves.
For each and every exercise, you'll pyramid up your weight set to set, with one goal: To get 12 solid reps. We know what you're thinking -- don't programs usually plan for lesser and lesser reps as the weight rises? Well, yes, and that protocol does make sense.
But it's also true that the mind is one powerful entity. Grab a barbell for a set of curls and tell yourself you want eight reps, chances are you'll get there. But what if you approached the same weight with the idea of getting 12? Just maybe, you could get that too.
We don't want to clutter your thoughts with various rep schemes. We want you to train with the goal of 12 reps every set, knowing that, if you really push yourself in your choice of weights, you'll reach muscle failure, whether it's at 6, 10 or 12. And that failure is the key to success, as it breaks down muscle fibers, giving them new impetus to grow to meet that challenge next time.
Day 1: Chest
|Free-Weight||Flat-Bench Barbell Press||5|
|Free-Weight||Incline Dumbbell Press||5|
|Machine||Decline or Flat Press||4|
|Machine||High Cable Crossover||4|
|Isolation||Incline Dumbbell Palms-Forward Flye||3|
Day 2: Back
|Free-Weight||Reverse-Grip Bent-Over Barbell Row||5|
|Free-Weight||Stiff-Legged Dumbbell Deadlift or Good Mornings||3|
|Machine||Pulldown to Front||4|
|Machine||Seated Cable Row||4|
|Isolation||One-Arm Dumbbell Row||3|
Day 3: Shoulders and Traps
|Free-Weight||Seated Barbell Press||5|
|Free-Weight||Barbell Upright Row||3|
|Free-Weight||Seated Arnold Press||4|
|Machine||Reverse Pec-Deck Flye||4|
|Isolation||One-Arm Dumbbell Lateral Raise||4|
|Isolation||Reverse-Incline Dumbbell Shrug*||3|
* Stand with chest on the pad of an incline bench, with dumbbells hanging straight down from your shoulders toward floor; shrug from this position.
Day 4: Triceps and Abs
|Free-Weight||Close-Grip Bench Press||5|
|Free-Weight||Seated EZ-Bar Triceps Extension||5|
|Machine||V-Bar Cable Pressdown||4|
|Machine||Reverse-Grip One-Arm Cable Pressdown||3|
|Isolation||Twisting Dumbbell Kickback*||3|
|Isolation||Leg Raise off Bench||3|
|Isolation||Decline Twisting Crunch||2|
* Turn wrist from palms facing your body to palms up at the top of each rep.
Day 5: Legs
|Free-Weight||Split Dumbbell Squat||4|
|Machine||One-Leg Leg Press||3|
|Machine||Donkey Calf-Raise Machine||3|
|Isolation||Seated Calf Raise Machine||3|
Day 6: Biceps and Forearms
|Free-Weight||Standing Barbell Curl (against pole or wall)||5|
|Free-Weight||Alternating Dumbbell Curl||5|
|Machine||Preacher Machine Curl||4|
|Machine||One-Arm Cable Curl||3|
|Isolation||One-Arm Dumbbell Spider Curl||3|
|Free-Weight||Reverse-Grip EZ-Bar Curl||3|
|Free-Weight||Behind-the-Back Barbell Wrist Curl||3|
|Isolation||Reverse Dumbbell Wrist Curl||2|