Turn Up the Volume

Turn Up the Volume Sometimes, if you want to make a difference you need to get really creative and dig DEEP into your toolbox to find the one element you should change to bust through a plateau and get your body back into growing and responding the way you want. And sometimes, it’s simpler – let’s just do more stuff THAT is...
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The Bodybuilding Pentathlon

The Bodybuilding Pentathlon pen·tath·lon /penˈtaTHlən,penˈtaTH(ə)ˌlän/ noun an athletic event comprising five different events for each competitor The Modern Pentathlon includes such diverse events as fencing, shooting, swimming, riding, and running.  I’m all about versatility, but the Bodybuilding Pentathlon is a bit more streamlined than that. My goal with this split was to create 5 workouts that all felt like events, in and...
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The Deceiver

The Deceiver Sometimes you open up a workout and just stare blankly for a second, thinking “holy crap – I’m going to die” – and sometimes, you take a look at your lifting agenda and shrug it off simply, “pfft…I got this.” Most of the workouts in The Deceiver fall into the latter category, but it’s quite a bait and...
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Finish Them!

Finish Them – KNOW when you’re done! There’s nothing quite like a quality finisher after a hard-ass workout, and that’s the premise behind this entire split.  All workouts feature an FST-7 style finisher to wrap up the punishment session, designed to maximize blood flow, promote growth, and help recalibrate your internal “intensity meter” so you push HARDER more frequently Note: ...
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Bikini Ready

Bikini Ready I’m a big believer in the universality of training – if you’re competing in a specific division or for a certain goal, you don’t necessarily need to get super crazy with changing up your training style completely and trying all kinds of wacky things.  That being said, a plan like Bikini Ready is designed to focus on the aesthetic standards...
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Men’s Physique Blueprint

Five Starr Physique client Billy Meyer on stage at his first show. Men’s Physique Blueprint – Hitting the Aesthetic Demands If you’ve competed in or looked in competing in Men’s Physique, you probably have an idea of the type of aesthetic that gets rewarded there – huge chest and shoulders, small waist, and a thick, wide back.  Legs are optional,...
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Women’s Physique Blueprint

Of all the divisions a woman can compete in at a bodybuilding competition, Women’s Physique is the one that has the most comprehensive requirements for overall physique development and balance.  This means that this workout plan is not only a great match for that division, but also for ANYONE – man or woman – looking for a plan that will...
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Wrecking Ball

Sometimes, you don’t NEED anything super fancy.  You need basic, sound programming that emphasize the principles that matter the most for growth – tension and fatigue!  The pump will be there as well for sure, but with these workouts I want to pull you into a slightly darker place and break down the walls around your comfort zone….hence the name!...
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Figure Ready

Of all the divisions a woman can enter in a bodybuilding competition, Figure is the oldest and most established.  Judging standards evolve over time but the things that score high marks tend to be pretty consistent – capped shoulders, a pronounced V-taper with a small waist, good sweep to the quads, a densely muscled back and good separation in the...
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