Massive 6 - 6-month novice powerbuilding course by Steve Shaw.
Massive 6 is the ultimate 6-month beginner course. Stop wasting time in the gym and build as much muscle mass and strength as possible.
This book walks you through 4 distinct phases of training, helping you to move from zero to hero as quickly as possible:
- Phase 1 - Weeks 1-2, break-in stage. The goal of this 2-week block is to develop a routine, and to get familiar with the basic exercises.
- Phase 2 - Weeks 3-4, ramp-up stage. Weeks 3 and 4 are a ramp-up stage. You will move from 2 workouts a week to 3.
- Phase 3 - First 10-week block. Now it’s time to go full speed ahead. You will be using a full body workout approach during this block. There will be a focus on maximizing every set using the Rep Goal System. You will be packing on muscle mass and adding strength at a rapid rate.
- Phase 4 - Second 10-week block. Now that you’ve just spent 10 weeks making solid progress, it’s time for a slight change. This 10-week full body workout block will be heavy-moderate-heavy style.
Stop wasting time, start MAKING GAINS.
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Does this program utilize the principle of auto-regulated progression?
Once a novice finishes the six-month program outlined in this e-book, would they move on to Massive Iron or keep continuing this program for the next 2 to 3 years
Massive Iron has about 20 good programs to move on to once you've finished Massive Six.
Hey, so currently I’m sitting at around a 185 overhead press, 260 bench, 365 squat, and 455 deadlift. I’m looking to switch up my training and give my body a chance to heal (nagging shoulder pain). Does this course adjust for people who are stronger than the average joe who hasn’t lifted before? I have a friend who wants to start lifting and I’m willing to do this with him, I just need to know if it would properly challenge me
The first four weeks are a ramp-up stage for true beginners or folks that have been out of the gym for a while. After that, the workouts will be productive and challenging for lifters at most stages. For you, instead of pushing all sets for max reps, it might be best to only push the last set for max reps. Here's an example.
Say, on bench press, the rep goal is 30.
Instead of pushing all sets to max reps, perform 10 reps on the first set, 10 on the second, and max reps on the third. If you reach 12+ on the third, add weight the next time in the gym.
This approach will be slightly less intense and punishing for a lifter such as yourself.
Hello Mr. Shaw. Is the Massive Iron book necesary to have benefits from this program? Thanks
No, you do not need Massive Iron to maximize this program. The e-book equips you with all you need.
Hello Mr Shaw, This is Shuvajoy from India and a really big follower of yours. I have a query and will be really grateful if you could clarify that. I have my gym set up in my apartment comprising barbells, a squat cage, a flat/incline/decline bench and a few dumbbells. When a routine calls for leg press or leg extension, or leg curls, is it ok to substitute them by doing the prescribed sets and reps with Back squats and RDLs? I mean if a routine calls for 3x squats, 3x leg press, 3x leg extensions, 3x RDLs and 3x leg curls, will it be ok to do 9x squats and 6x RDLs instead?
Thanks for your support!
"I mean if a routine calls for 3x squats, 3x leg press, 3x leg extensions, 3x RDLs and 3x leg curls, will it be ok to do 9x squats and 6x RDLs instead?"
For hamstrings I would probably do 3 sets of RDLs and 3 sets of reverse lunges. For quads, try 3 sets of squats, 3 sets of front squats, and 3 sets of bodyweight lunges.