Updated May 21, 2014 – Last Call – 3 Places Available
One of the most common questions we’ve heard over the last 20 years of strength training is;
“Is Static Contraction or Power Factor training better for gaining muscle?”
A few months ago we began conducting an informal study with people just like you who did several variations of Power Factor workouts so we could collect their data and make some meaningful comparisons. The last of the results from those workouts is coming in over the next few weeks and already looks encouraging in terms of what can be accomplished in only a few workouts. Strength, mass and size gains are apparent.
The next phase of this inquiry is to conduct a similar study with people who perform 5-second Static Contraction exercises and compare their results with those from the current group.
So I need to find a couple dozen people who would like to have their next 8 to 10 Static Contraction workouts engineered by me in a way that provides as many productive workouts as possible over approximately 60 days. The workout is a special one with six exercises chosen because of their potential to add maximum muscle mass. We are specifically aiming to increase both total muscle mass and muscle size.
To do it right I need to interact with each participant. Specifically;
a) We need to speak on the phone briefly at the beginning to make sure you are clear on what exercises to perform and how to perform them. (Previous Static Contraction or Power Factor trainees will already be familiar with the mechanics of every exercise in the study but we should still discuss nuances.)
b) The results of each of your workouts needs to be sent to me via e-mail so I can analyze your progress and make adjustments over the period of the study. (An online form automates this.)
c) There will be only six different exercises and every workout will be the same. Approximately 10 workouts over an 8 to 10 week period.
d) You need access to a basic body fat scale so we know the difference between muscle gain and fat gain or loss.
e) Diet is not being tested for this study so eating normally is fine.
f) As always, I have to make my medical/legal disclaimer that I am not a physician and have no way of knowing your suitability for strenuous exercise. The decision to lift heavy weights is between you and your accredited physician and I cannot assume the liability for your decision and participation.
Is my age a factor? We have people doing the PF study aged from their 20’s to 70’s so if you’re in that range it will be fine.
Is gender a factor? No. Men and women are welcome.
Can I use rubber bands, bodyweight, etc.? No. You need access to heavy weights. Home gym or commercial gym does not matter but you need heavy barbells or machines. All the exercises are common ones. (Bench press, lat pulldown, leg press, etc.)
I just finished the Power Factor study, can I do this one too?: You can if you’re willing to wait a month before you begin and you can train at least once a week. I need people who are fully rested and capable of gaining new muscle. You can join now but start next month.
The cost to participate in this study is $90.
For that, you will receive;
– My personal coaching and encouragement to wring everything you can out of these workouts. Each of your workouts will be analyzed and new goals will be sent to you. The objective is to provide you with as many productive workouts as possible over approximately 60 days.
– You will be first to receive the full report of what occurred and the first to receive any form of workout that might be derived from the data.
– At your option, you will also receive a ‘Special Thanks’ by name if there is a book or e-book that results from this data.
– But most importantly, you will have the satisfaction of DOING SOMETHING to move the world of strength training toward a model of testing and measurement in order to make intelligent decisions about what works and how well it works.
Comments from people who had me engineering their Power Factor workouts:
“My family have noticed changes in my body.”
“Gained almost 1 inch to arms and chest.”
“My energy level is lifting each day.”
“I feel firmer and my posture is improving”
“Around my shoulders and upper arms I look a bit bigger than before.”
“I am at the point where I can hardly wait for my next workout.”
“Definitely more energetic. Better sleep at night.”
”I have seen a little definition coming back in my arms that I haven’t had in a long time.”
“My forearms are really starting to come back.”
“My strength us off the charts!”
“I wish there was a measurement for my traps. They look like they increased by at least 25%!”
Keep in mind most of these comments are from people after performing only four or five workouts.
THIS STUDY IS NOW CLOSED.
THE RESULTS ARE INCORPORATED INTO THE ENGINEERED STRENGTH GYM