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Anabolic Secrets eJournal
Issue 7

In This Issue...

How To Get Back In Shape...
As Quickly As Possible

Dear Friend,

I'm writing this article on the eve of my 43rd birthday. I can hardly believe I'm "middle aged."

In many ways I still feel like I'm 20. In other ways I feel OLDER than 40. Yes, the gym has taken its toll on my body.

In addition to a bunch of injuries over the years (and I can feel each and every one when I get out of bed in the morning) my body simply does not respond the same as it did when I was 20.

Luckily I've not yet experienced the symptoms of declining hormone levels like many men my age. I think the combination of regular intense weight training and Jacked Up can keep testosterone levels from declining and even BOOST them if they are low.

But unfortunately it's a fact of life that I can't get away with all the bad training and diet habits like I could in my 20's. Back then I could slide by with inconsistent training and eat fast foods and STILL be lean.

In fact to be honest, I have to admit I've let myself get a little out of shape. I've got plenty of excuses (and they sound like good ones to me) but the bottom line is... I have been inconsistent with my training and have not been eating right to maintain muscle and keep body fat levels low. Pizza and beer three times a week isn't exactly a muscle building diet.

But lucky for me, I'm privy to a secret for getting back in shape as quickly as possible.

In fact...

With my "get back in shape" secret you can build lost
muscle mass and lose body fat as quickly as possible ...
WITHOUT many changes in your diet!

How fast can you get back in shape with these secrets?

For a guy in his late 30's to early 40's, as quickly as eight weeks... maybe twelve.

But that depends on a couple factors...

First of all, since this program is designed to get you back to where you WERE... you would have had to be IN SHAPE not that long ago. For example, a nice relatively low body fat level of 10 to 12% or so with some nice muscle mass, shape and strength. Obviously not a contest ready bodybuilder condition but a nice physique with low enough BF% to show some definition.

Secondly, I'm assuming you are in "bodybuilder out-of-shape condition". What's that mean? To the normal person you look fit and athletic. But to YOUR eyes you have lost muscle mass and look like a butter ball. A 20% body fat to the average person looks normal, but to a bodybuilder we feel like the Pillsbury Dough Boy.


Here's my jealously guarded secrets for
getting BACK in shape as quickly as possible...

1. Get back in the gym three times a week

You need to ease your body back into lifting weights again. You're going to start with a very basic program done three times a week. I suggest Monday, Wednesday and Friday with the following routine:

Warm up: 2 sets of ab crunches for 20 to 30 reps.

Squats or Hack Squats: 1 very light warm up set of 15 to 20 reps then 3 work sets of 8 to 10 reps.

Flat bench dumbbell presses: 1 very light warm up set of 15 to 20 reps then 3 work sets of 8 to 10 reps.

Pulldowns: 1 very light warm up set of 15 to 20 reps then 3 work sets of 8 to 10 reps.

Barbell or dumbbell curls: 2 sets of 8 to 10 reps

Lying EZ bar triceps extensions: 3 sets of 8 to 10 reps

You're not trying to set any records here... you just need to get back in the gym regularly and get your muscles ready for the real work ahead. Do NOT train to temporary muscular failure on these sets. Select a weight so the last rep of each set is difficult but NOT done to failure. Stay with this routine for at least two weeks but no more than four weeks.

2. Start making some slight (and simple) dietary changes.

Don't make any drastic changes to your diet at this point, just try and concentrate on eating more complete protein foods like chicken, turkey, beef,eggs, etc. Take a protein supplement once or twice a day in addition to your whole food meals. Try to keep your protein to carb ratio at 2:1. In other words, twice as much protein as carbohydrates.

3. Do NO cardio exercise... NADA!

Yup, that's right. Don't do it. But don't worry... we'll get to some fat burning soon enough.

Simply be consistent with the three things I listed above (#3 should be a piece of cake, huh?) for the next two to four weeks. You need to walk before you can run and I don't want you to overdo it, get discouraged and quit before we even get to the magical stuff.

That's the first half of the plan. We'll cover the rest in the next issue.

All the best,

Rick Gray

P.S. You don't want to miss the next issue. I'm going to reveal a training program that will build back lost muscle mass in a matter of just a few weeks... and allow you to continue gaining muscle mass as quickly as possible. And the BEST part is... you'll see progress every single workout!

I'll also reveal the complete nutritional and supplement plan that will give you results you can see day by day. And the diet is easy and enjoyable and you'll actually look forward to your meals. It's easy to do. You don't need some Spartan effort to follow the diet.

See ya next issue.

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