Jay Cutler famously used his own variation of high volume training throughout his entire career which helped him become 4 X Mr. Olympia and 3 X Arnold Classic Champion. These accolades make him one of the greatest bodybuilders in history!
With over 65 pages of in-depth content, the Jay Cutler Guide to High Volume Training will show you how to use the very same principles to build a great deal of muscle, fast!
Learn how to:
- Use Jay Cutler's volume training to build muscle faster than you've experienced before
- Discover how to avoid the common training mistakes which lead to frustrating plateaus
- Get an insider's insight in to how the science of Jay Cutler's volume training builds muscle better than any workout program out there!
**Plus, get a FULL workout program to follow using these exact principles which have proven to build mountains of muscle over and over!**
Here is the first chapter, for FREE, so you can see the level of knowledge you're going to gain access to when you purchase the Jay Cutler Guide to Volume Training!
Chapter 1: Why Does Volume Training Work
Getting to the very top of the bodybuilding game requires so much attention to detail, focus and constant analysis - this is where getting scientific with training matters. Volume training has a lot of scientific pedigree which explains how it helped me stand on stage in the best condition of my career at over 260lbs, and why it will take your results to that next level.
At the most basic level, high volume training allows for poundage accumulation like no other training style - if you squat 405lbs for ten reps and complete nine sets, over that one exercise in the workout you have accumulatively lifted 36,450lbs. If the workout has 40 sets, there is a whole lot more poundage to come after that as well. Even if you could squat 585lbs for ten reps, across three sets, the accumulative weight isn't comparable. This is bodybuilding we are talking about here, not powerlifting or weightlifting and this shift in thinking could change your muscle growth forever. Lifting a little less per set to accumulate more volume is a smart way of training to build muscle - it isn't a maximal amount of weight in one set which creates the largest amount of trauma to grow, but consistent volume. Otherwise you could do one rep maxes all the time to grow, but obviously, that doesn't work very well!
Messages flow through the central nervous system, from the brain to muscle and then back, telling the body what it must do. There are two fundamental reasons why high volume training is particularly good at CNS programming:
When the brain asks a muscle to move a weight, it then needs to determine how much force to use, based on the feedback which is obviously the effort involved. You can imagine after 40 sets of lifting weight with the same muscles, the CNS learns that there is a lot of effort involved and therefore tells the brain as much - over time, the CNS becomes better at recruiting muscle fibers because of the stress it has previously experienced. By recruiting more muscle fibers in every workout, there is also more breakdown, which is then compensated for by faster muscle growth.
All of the exercises done to build muscle are in fact a learned skill, in the short and long term. In the short term doing multiple sets with each exercise gives your CNS time to "remember" the best movement pattern and how to recruit muscle fibers. In the long run, practicing exercises with repetition is a really smart way to program the CNS for higher threshold recruitment - you want the CNS to develop a really strong "mind to muscle" connection so that it can recruit more muscle fibers in the muscle.
High volume training, especially my style with an extremely high number of sets helps get the CNS in a position to evolve to a position where muscle recruitment and therefore growth, happen faster. High volume training can fatigue the CNS when it isn't done correctly, or rest and diet aren't prioritized - later in the ebook, I will talk about this.
Positive Metabolic Disruption:
Enzymatic changes in the body happen as a result of high volume training because of the metabolic stress it creates - this means ligaments, tendons, and muscle fibers become stronger after growing back the training trauma high volume causes. This anabolic wave which follows high volume workouts helps lead to something called "adaptive momentum" - faster rates of muscle breakdown is counterbalanced with an uplift in hypertrophy to deal with the stress. At this point the body becomes ever more responsive to growing as long as you know how to adjust the training input at the right time, to continue progression - I will give you this information later in the ebook so keep reading.
Sarcoplasmic Cell Swelling:
Bodybuilders are most interested in sarcoplasmic hypertrophy which is where sarcoplasm (a fluid like substance) fills out muscle cells like a balloon being filled with water. This means the muscle can accommodate more glycogen. By creating this "swelling" effect the muscle circumference expands, explaining the size increase in muscle mass.
To be clear, high volume training must be done with "sarcoplasmic hypertrophy" rep ranges for the best results which are anywhere between 8-12 in most cases. Some high volume training styles use very low rep ranges which are more focused towards myofibrillar hypertrophy and strength gains; these don't necessarily create the same amount of muscle volume which is what bodybuilders want. Avoiding very low rep ranges is also really smart for longevity in this game because the closer you get to your maximal strength, the more your mechanical strength is tested and sometimes broken, ending up in injury. So many great bodybuilders have had their careers finished or slowed down because of lifting too much weight, rather than thinking a little smarter.
Anabolic Hormone Influx:
Resistance training generically can help you produce more testosterone and growth hormone, but high volume is even better. Think of the body as a machine designed for survival and the more stress it deals with, the more it must do to survive. Extreme high volume training, done consistently gives your body more of a reason to "survive" because of the accumulative poundage which causes muscle breakdown. The easiest way for the body to survive this is to speed up muscle protein synthesis to rebuild the damaged fibers and develop new ones, to deal with the stress - more testosterone is produced to support this. Growth hormone is also anabolic and is especially good for ligament and tendon strengthening, which is one of the things which happens with high volume training. More mechano-growth factor hormone is also produced with high volume training!