When it comes to muscle, protein is king. Although water makes up the majority of muscle tissue (approximately 70 percent of muscle weight), it is the protein component (approximately 25 percent of muscle weight) that is responsible for carrying out human movement.
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Blast through training plateaus, add lean muscle, and achieve your best body ever with The MAX Muscle Plan. This scientifically proven program will help you maximize your muscle potential and transform your physique. No gimmicks, no expensive supplements, just results.
Developed by renowned strength and fitness expert and bestselling author Brad Schoenfeld, The MAX Muscle Plan is a six-month periodized program that manipulates exercise variables to generate clear and steady muscle growth. Each phase of the plan—MAX strength, MAX metabolic, and MAX muscle—is explained in detail and insights and advice for optimal performance and immediate results are provided.
With step-by-step instructions for 108 of the most effective exercises, guidance for incorporating cardiorespiratory workouts into the program, and nutrition recommendations for fueling muscle growth and recovery, The MAX Muscle Plan is your complete guide to total-body transformation.
If you’re ready to take your body to the next level, turn to the scientifically based and most effective muscle building program available, The MAX Muscle Plan. The results will speak for themselves.
Chapter 1 The Science of Muscle Development
Chapter 2 MAX Periodization
Chapter 3 Exercises for the Back, Chest, and Abdomen
Chapter 4 Exercises for the Shoulders and Arms
Chapter 5 Exercises for the Lower Body
Chapter 6 Break-In Routine
Chapter 7 MAX Strength Phase
Chapter 8 MAX Metabolic Phase
Chapter 9 MAX Muscle Phase
Chapter 10 Nutrition Prescription
Chapter 11 The Cardio Connection
Brad Schoenfeld, MSc, CSCS, CPT, is widely regarded as one of the leading strength and fitness experts in the United States. The 2011 NSCA Personal Trainer of the Year is a lifetime drug-free bodybuilder who has won numerous natural bodybuilding titles, including the All-Natural Physique and Power Conference (ANPPC) Tri-State Naturals and USA Mixed Pairs crowns. As a trainer, he has worked with numerous elite-level physique athletes, including many top pros. Brad was elected to the NSCA Board of Directors in 2012.
Schoenfeld is the author of eight other fitness books, including Women’s Home Workout Bible, Sculpting Her Body Perfect, 28-Day Body Shapeover, and the best-seller Look Great Naked (Prentice Hall Press, 2001). He is a former columnist for FitnessRX for Women magazine, has been published or featured in virtually every major fitness magazine (including Muscle and Fitness, MuscleMag, Ironman, Oxygen, and Shape), and has appeared on hundreds of television shows and radio programs across the United States. He also serves as a fitness expert and contributor to www.bodybuilding.com, www.diet.com, and www.t-nation.com.
Certified as a strength and conditioning specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association and as a personal trainer by both the American Council on Exercise and the American College of Sports Medicine, Schoenfeld was awarded the distinction of master trainer by IDEA Health and Fitness Association. He is also a frequent lecturer on both the professional and consumer levels. He is currently pursuing his PhD in health science at Rocky Mountain University, where his research focuses on the mechanisms of muscle hypertrophy and their application to resistance training.
"The MAX Muscle Plan is a rare combination of rigorous science and practical experience, without the hype or wishful thinking."
Lou Schuler-- Author of The New Rules of Lifting and The Book of Muscle
"Brad Schoenfeld knows muscle ’n’ might, where it comes from, and how it gets here because he's studied it, practiced it, and insisted on it. Read his words and ideas in The MAX Muscle Plan, put them into action, and grow."
Dave Draper-- Mr. America and Mr. Universe
“The MAX Muscle Plan is based on the latest scientific research and will help anyone put on muscular size in a smart and productive way.”
Joe Dowdell, CSCS-- Founder and CEO of Peak Performance
"In The MAX Muscle Plan, Brad offers programs that are scientifically sound, giving you maximal results in minimal time."
Tom Venuto-- Author of Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle