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GYM SALES SECRETS EXPOSED

Mike Westerdal Interviewed by Jeff Anderson

Learn how your gym is ripping you off…and how to turn the tables back on them.

The beginning of the year is when many people get back in the gym to follow through on that New Year’s resolution of getting in shape, losing weight, gaining muscle, or getting ready for the next big match. Gyms know this…and they have several sneaky little tricks in store for you to try and get as much of your hard earned money as possible!

We managed to latch on to a “reformed” gym sales representative and fitness author, Mike Westerdal, who will give you an “insider’s perspective” on just how your gym may be taking advantage of you …and how to negotiate a deal like Donald Trump to get the best value you can!


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Jeff Anderson “The Muscle Nerd” is the author of this revolutionary new training book called Optimum Anabolics. REVEALED! Muscle “Programming” Strategy Guaranteed To DOUBLE…TRIPLE… even QUADRUPLE Muscle Growth Every Month Or You Keep The Program For FREE! Learn more at… www.optimum-anabolics.com.

In fact, whether you’re a complete beginner or an experienced pro, my best selling ebook, Optimum Anabolics, provides you with every last detail you need to completely master each and every one of the 8 Anabolic Factors!

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Posted by Elliott - July 27, 2010 at 10:01 am

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Compound Exercises

Not all exercises are created equal…sure, you knew that! But in your quest to build some serious muscle, you’ll need to fire up as many muscle fiibers as possible to stimulate the kind of deep growth you’re looking for. And for this mission, you have a strong ally in compound exercises.

Compound vs. Isolation Exercises

First some quick clarification…compound exercises move the body through more than one joint movement, while isolation exercises only move the body through a single-joint movement.

Probably the best exercise to demonstrate the difference is the barbell squat. This “king” of all compound exercises moves your body using a majority of your muscle groups and bends you at your ankles, knees, waist, hips, and to some degree, even your shoulders.

Compare this to an isolation exercise such as leg entensions, which only moves your body by bending one joint…the knee.

So which is better?

To provide complete muscle fiber stimulation, you should take advantage of the benefits of both types of exercises. However, if you’re main goal is to build muscle, you should use compound exercises as the main focul point of your weight training program and bring in complimentary isolation exercises to supplement the “big movers”.

Compound exercises allow you to lift heavier weights and work more muscle groups at the same time than isolation exercises. This saves you precious time in the gym while stimulating the maximum amount of muscle fibers.

In addition, compound exercises, due to the increased amount of muscle used for the movements, are better at sending your endocrine system a “distress call” to pump out more anabolic hormones such as testosterone and growth hormone.

Here’s a list of the most powerful mass-building compound exercises to build into the core of your bodybuilding program:

Body Part Associated Compound Exercises

Shoulders: Military Press, Hang Clean and Press, Arnold Press

Arms: Close-Grip Chin-Up (w/palms facing toward your face), Dips, Close-Grip Pushup, Twisting Dumbbell Curl

Legs: Barbell Squat, Deadlift, Lunges

Back: Chin-Up, Pull-Down, Deadlift, Row

Chest: Push-Up, Dips, Bench Press


Jeff  Anderson's Optimum Anabolics ProgramJeff Anderson’s Web site & OA Program

Jeff Anderson “The Muscle Nerd” is the author of this revolutionary new training book called Optimum Anabolics. REVEALED! Muscle “Programming” Strategy Guaranteed To DOUBLE…TRIPLE… even QUADRUPLE Muscle Growth Every Month Or You Keep The Program For FREE! Learn more at… www.optimum-anabolics.com.

In fact, whether you’re a complete beginner or an experienced pro, my best selling ebook, Optimum Anabolics, provides you with every last detail you need to completely master each and every one of the 8 Anabolic Factors!

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Posted by Elliott - July 27, 2010 at 9:58 am

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Optimum Anabolics

So I’m talking with my 16 year old son the other day, and that age-old question pops into my head…

“Tell me…what do you want to be when you ‘grow up’?”

I could see the light go on in his head. Going into his junior year in high school, he’d obviously been thinking long and hard about what he wants to do with the rest of his life. He nearly spit all over himself as he blurted out…

“I want to own my own business!”

“Ok.” I thought, realizing that this was going to be another one of those teenage mental chess games. I naturally followed with…

“And just what KIND of business do you want to own?”

“I dunno, maybe something in the music industry…or something.” was his reply.

Hey, that almost seemed logical to me. I mean, he’s a very smart boy, (I’m sorry…”young man”), but I didn’t really have any expectations of him entering a courtroom wearing 4 earrings in his ears, you know?

Anyway, on with the “chess game”. It was MY turn to move. To speed things up, the conversation went something like this…

Me: “What college courses are you going to need for this ‘business’?”

Son: “College? I don’t really know yet.”

Me: “What kind of equipment will you need for your business?”

Son: “Hmmm…hadn’t really thought about it.”

Me: “Do you know of anyone in this business who can give you some leads or advice?”

Son: (ears perking up, victory is sight): “YEAH…Mike’s brother’s friend has an uncle who once did security for 50 Cent!”

(I wasn’t sure if ’50 Cent’ was a singer or if it was how much this “uncle” was paid for his security work.)

Me: “And why exactly do you want to own your own business?”

Son: “So I can have a big house and a ‘tight’ car with a ‘thumpin’ stereo system.”

Well, who am I to judge another person’s goals. And in case you haven’t been paying attention…

GOALS are what we’re talking about!

You see, as incomplete as my son’s plan may seem, it’s EXACTLY how I see most of the bodybuilders in today’s gyms approach their bodies.

Guys forget that if you want SPECIFIC results, you need a SPECIFIC plan. Yet how many of you TRULY have a complete road map to reaching your overall fitness goals?

Check out these 5 ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS of proper goal setting and see how you stack up…

1. Long Term Goal

What do you hope to accomplish over the long haul? (And by “long haul”, I mean 1-3 years.) This is your long term “destination” that will help you determine the intermediate steps you’ll need to pull off.

Tip: Make your goal REALISTIC! A body like Arnold’s didn’t happen in 1-3 years! For an average bodybuilder following an average workout program, you’re probably looking at 1-2 pounds of muscle gain a month. (By the way, if you’re looking for ABOVE average gains, check out the Optimum Anabolics program at www.grow-muscle-now.com. Yes, that’s a shameless plug!)

2. Short Term Goals

On your paper, write down where you’ll need to be at 30, 60, and 90 day intervals in order to reach your ultimate goal in Step 1.

For example, if you want to increase your one-rep max on the bench press by 60 lbs over the next year, all you need to do is add 5 pounds per MONTH to reach your end goal. That sounds realistic doesn’t it?

3. Benefits

For you to stay committed to your goals, you need to keep in mind what your ultimate payoff will be. It should be SPECIFIC and don’t worry about any textbook answers…it should ALSO be PERSONAL.

For example, maybe if you’re looking to lose bodyfat, ,maybe the benefits are “seeing your abs once again, looking better in your clothes, better health, lower risk of heart attack, going shirtless on the beach this summer, etc.!”

4. Rewards

You absolutely MUST reward yourself along the way for accomplishing your short term goals and ultimately your long term goal. The trick here is to ONLY reward yourself if you actually MEET your goals. No cheating or it won’t be the motivator it’s meant to be.

Here’s an example I set for my own goals…

If I meet each 30 day goal I set for myself, I buy myself a new CD for my workout (I even promised my son I’d give ’50 Cent’ a try if I met my goals half way through the year!) Then, if I’ve meet my 1 year goal, I plan on buying a brand new MP3 player as a reward…but ONLY if I meet my goal!

5. Action Plan

Now it’s time to put your plan into effect. Find a fitness program that’s designed to help you accomplish your goals (hmmm, like Optimum Anabolics perhaps?) and plan out EACH DAY of your workout.

Stick with it, stay COMMITTED, REWARD yourself along the way, and you’ll have that UNFAIR ADVANTAGE over all the other guys wandering aimlessly through their workouts at the gym!


Jeff  Anderson's Optimum Anabolics ProgramJeff Anderson’s Web site & OA Program

Jeff Anderson “The Muscle Nerd” is the author of this revolutionary new training book called Optimum Anabolics. REVEALED! Muscle “Programming” Strategy Guaranteed To DOUBLE…TRIPLE… even QUADRUPLE Muscle Growth Every Month Or You Keep The Program For FREE! Learn more at… www.optimum-anabolics.com.

In fact, whether you’re a complete beginner or an experienced pro, my best selling ebook, Optimum Anabolics, provides you with every last detail you need to completely master each and every one of the 8 Anabolic Factors!

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Posted by Elliott - July 27, 2010 at 9:53 am

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Muscle Building Technique

by “The Muscle Nerd” Jeff Anderson

3 Mistakes You Should Never Make

With all the hard work and sweat you put into your exercise regimen at yourlocal iron jungle, the last thing you want to do is short change your gains by making these 3 common mistakes…

1. Not setting short term, realistic goals

It’s easy to get sucked into the supplement company ads promising gains of “20 lbs in the next 3 days!”. while posing a steroid-using pro behind a bottle of “magic pills”.

Unrealistic expectations only lead to frustration…which leads to NEVER making the gains you’re after.

Although there are programs that will allow you to make above average gains, average bodybuilders should shoot for about 2 lbs of lean muscle mass per month.

This may not seem like much, but at the end of a year…you have an extra 24 lbs. of LEAN MUSCLE on your body! Picture THAT in your bathroom mirror!

2. Not tracking your progress

Are those extra pounds on the scale coming from the muscle you’ve been working so hard at developing…or are they added FAT from your increased calories?!

Sure you need to eat more in order to grow, but unless you know precisely the right balance of what to take in versus the sweat you’re putting in at the gym, the “mass” you put on may be closer to your stomach than your chest.

3. Sacrificing form for ego

A quick question for you… Which is more important…impressing the “no-necks” at the gym for 45 minutes a day with the amount of weight you can load up on the bar… or impressing your friends and coworkers the other 15 hours of the day with a body you can really show off?

If you chose the latter then make sure you’re using a weight that’s only enough to allow you to reach muscular failure at your target reps with the strictest of form.

Loading too much weight on the bar forces you to “cheat” by depending on other muscles to do the work your “target” muscles can’t.

By using the exercise’s full range of motion and focusing on the muscles designed for the movement, you’re guaranteed to stimulate deep growth that will pay off well after you’ve left the gym floor.


Jeff  Anderson's Optimum Anabolics ProgramJeff Anderson’s Web site & OA Program

Jeff Anderson “The Muscle Nerd” is the author of this revolutionary new training book called Optimum Anabolics. REVEALED! Muscle “Programming” Strategy Guaranteed To DOUBLE…TRIPLE… even QUADRUPLE Muscle Growth Every Month Or You Keep The Program For FREE! Learn more at… www.optimum-anabolics.com.

In fact, whether you’re a complete beginner or an experienced pro, my best selling ebook, Optimum Anabolics, provides you with every last detail you need to completely master each and every one of the 8 Anabolic Factors!

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Posted by Elliott - July 27, 2010 at 9:47 am

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