Measure Your Gains

As many of you know, we’ve been testing and measuring a lot of newer techniques and tactics, especially over the last three years.

I’m a believer in using experimentation and data as guides to not just what works, but how well it works compared to other methods.

It’s becoming clear that we’ve found two workouts that deliver exceptional results to people wanting to increase their physical power as well as add new muscle mass to their frame.

The Power Factor Mass Gain Workout and the Compound Reps Workout, have proven themselves with hundreds of trainees. After we receive the results of an ESG member’s workout we make between 26 and 45 individual calculations of power output, intensity, volume, and rates of both improvement and recovery. This is how we determine fresh, new goals and the proper training interval.

Progress You Can See With Certainty

Compound Reps Charts

Mass Gain Charts


Now We Track Muscle Mass Gains Too

Members keep telling us how much mass they’ve gained on these two workouts. So today we just added the ability to report and track actual mass gains based on changes in your weight and bodyfat.

It’s ridiculous for a person to rely on ‘feel’ or ‘instinct’ to engineer and plan his workouts. There is just too much complexity involved in getting it right week after week. Let us do the math for you. The cost is a pittance compared to what most people already have invested in their training, and compared to the known health benefits of productive strength training.

Try either of these workouts if you want to see steady gains in your power and gain new muscle.

Power Factor Mass Gain Workout

Compound Reps Workout



After some people do their workouts, they send me their results. Using that data, I have a proprietary way of calculating what they will be able to lift in a few days.

These guys often add their own comments when they send me their data. Last week one of them told me,

“I have made more progress in the past 10 weeks than I have in the past 10 years of on and off training. My only problem now is that my shirts are getting too tight. haha”

I don’t know what he’s done in the last ten years, but I can show you his last 10 workouts . . .


That is a perfect chart. Notice how every single exercise showed improvement every time he returned to the gym? That’s no fluke. That takes honest math and real science. It’s why he’s seeing the best progress he’s had 10 years.

What you’re seeing is his power output over a 30-second interval. There’s no way to ‘hocus pocus’ that measurement. The man doing the lifting can either lift more total weight (weight x reps) on the same exercise, done the same way, with the same equipment, in the same 30-seconds – or he can’t. Pass or Fail. It’s physics and it can’t be cheated.

Cars Per Minute

Look around your gym. How many guys do you see with a plan? How many are squeezing every muscle fiber into action? How many are measuring.

Most people I see in the gym are going through the motions. Working their biceps with light dumbbells while staring at the young woman in yoga pants using the stair machine. Wasting time. Reducing their output per minute. Reducing the need for their body to be in an anabolic state. Low intensity.

Here’s some data analysis from a guy on only his SIXTH workout with our new Compound Reps Workout. (Which is a hybrid workout that has to be felt to be believed.)



Look at how much weight he lifted using just 3 special exercises: 43.4 Tons.

And just to make that more tangible, that’s about 25.5 Toyota Camry’s or Ford Taurus’s. Next time you’re in a small parking lot, count out 25 cars and imagine lifting them in one workout that takes you 16 minutes.

That’s 1.5 cars per minute!

And the fact is, of those 16 minutes, 13 minutes were taken either resting or setting up for the next exercise. Because this particular workout only requires exactly 3 minutes of actual lifting.

That means this person actually lifted a staggering 8.5 cars per minute of exertion!

Do you think the guy watching the yoga pants is doing that? Or the guy talking on his phone between exercises? Or any guy with absolutely no mathematical plan when he walks into the gym?

Anyway, most of you have heard me talk about all this before.

Maybe 3 in 100 will decide to find out what they are really capable of when all the parameters are optimized for them to generate maximum power and remain in a sustainable program month after month.

Most will continue to train blindly.

But if you want to find out what High Intensity really means, and if you want a program that is sustainable, we’ll do all the calculations for you – you just have to show up and lift the weights.

Here’s where to get started.