never to make another appearance again. The new muscle building program named MI40 has been proven to be different.
Not only is it gathering a huge amount of attention but it has already become extremely popular
in a short amount of time.
Do you want to build twice the muscle in half the time? Do you want to get ripped fast whilst gaining muscle at the same time?
Gentlemen and Ladies, meet my friend The Master Moulder himself Ben Pakulski, the man behind the new programme designed to bust through any plateaus and have you put on more muscle than ever before. Ben is an IFBB pro, and he ‘s not called the “master moulder” for nothing.
He is what I call a walking encyclopedia, a graduate of Western Ontario University with an honors degree in Kinesiology and Bio Mechanics. In short, muscle function and movement are his speciality – how to maximally shorten and extend a body part through it’s strength curve while maintaining maximal tension. It is the same university where a lot of the world’s most renowned nutritionists and trainers have graduated from.
He has come out with a new programme none other than MI40 and I am here to review it.
Here is my MI40 Review…
Ben has been training since the age of 15. He has spent these years researching everything to get to where he is today. He has also worked with some of the most elite level athletes that are around today as well as being a professional Body Builder himself.
You only need to take a look at Vince Delmonte’s transformation when he began working with Big Ben. He won his first Pro title in the process. If you want to see how Ben took Vince’s to his first WBFF title where he bulked up to 227lb and stripped 30lb of fat in as little as 16 weeks go here.
In Stage Shredded Status you will get to see Ben perform an initial physique assessment on Vince, design his weight training programme, write out his shopping for him and even plan his cardio!! There is even a 5 day programme thrown in for good measure.
So What Is The MI40 Workout?
MI40 is a highly unique, clever, sophisticated and high tech muscle building system that has been developed using some “underground” principles, powerful techniques, and literally unheard of methods. The “MI” in MI40 stands for Mass Intentions and the number “40” is very significant It is representative of the conscious intent to create tension on the target muscle. The number 40 represents the science in the programme,
- 40 minutes in duration per workout
- 40 days long,
- 40 seconds rest between sets.
- 40 exercises
- 40 meal plans
The Mass Intentions push and pull technique is unlike anything I have ever seen before. To the untrained eye, you will not be able to notice any difference. But to the person who is actually applying Mass Intentions, there will be huge and noticeable differences. If you didn’t feel your muscles being strongly activated using regular exercises, with Mass Intentions you definitely will. And what is best is that it’s backed up by science and bio-mechanics, not bland useless theory.
It is designed to work on your weakest links which are
1) Feeling or working the target muscles as most people cannot or don’t know how to feel the muscles they are working and therefore little idea on how to exhaust and build these muscles
2) Creating sufficient overload to stimulate muscle growth.
Guys this will change the way we think about bodybuilding for good. The majority of us focus on lifting heavier weights. We’ve often heard the saying big weights equals big muscles? Well now this is about to be quashed with MI40. Instead it is now increased time under tension will equal growth. Think building muscles is all about eating more protein? Think again! Think its all about lifting heavy weights? Think once again!!
How many of us really know how to shorten our lats? How about a fully shortened bicep? Ben shows ways in which to feel your muscles differently. On lat pull-downs most people have bad form, he shows you a way that will work your lower lats.
When the bar is on the way down imagine pulling your hands apart (the bar won’t move) and on the way up imagine pushing hands together to create more of a stretch for your lats.
Bench press, grip the bar with all your might, and again try to push your hands together on the way up and on the way down, this will put enormous tension on your chest. On pull-ups try and pull your hands apart on the way up and on the way down. Feel the difference?? Sure you won’t be able to lift as heavy but that’s a good thing because you are fatiguing the muscles faster by putting them under more tension. Imagine building big pecs without having to wear out your joints by using weights that are too heavy! These are just 3 examples of many that Ben shows.
Remember guys, muscles don’t know how much weight they are lifting, they understand two things tension, and torque. Do you ever wonder why some guys look so good whilst they don’t lift nearly as heavy weights as the other guys? That’s because they they are putting the muscle under constant tension. Tension will build bigger muscles as your body will not want to go through this trauma again so it responds by building muscles. The most important thing when you train is the mind to muscle connection, being able to feel your muscles.
Most guys in the gym that you see have been training for years to become big and they probably have no idea how they became this big in the first place. MI40 is about retraining movement patterns and breaking incorrect movement techniques. Get this, “the body moves in a series of predetermined patterns stores in the brain as something called engram. The brain remembers certain movement patterns and knows exactly which muscles to fire and in what sequence to produce the desired movement patterns“. The target muscle must move first to maximise the gains on that muscles, otherwise you are literally wasting your time because you will be working a different muscle than the one you want to work.
Yet get this. Even if you have been training for years, the brain can override the old techniques with new correct ones to maximise muscle gains!
I am going to ask you a question guys, how many people do you see in the gym who have bigger delts than their chest? Do you often ask yourself why? This is because they can’t feel the tension on the target muscle so they end up using heavier and heavier which leads to bad form and bad form leads to f****d up gains!
Did you know that on the Eccentric Phase of the lift (on the way down) you need to pull your shoulder blades together in order initiate from the pecs? If you don’t do that you are not using your pecs. Instead it turns into a shoulder workout. Did you also know that to keep the tension on your pecs during the dumbbell press your hands must not come inside your shoulders on the concentric (the way up)?
In MI40 Ben teaches the proper anatomical function of each muscle to learn how to manipulate everything from shoulder position, hip orientation, spinal flexion or extension, wrist and elbow positions in order to isolate “weak” body parts and say goodbye to them FOREVER. Ben says when you walk into a gym you need to know the function of each muscle. Do you know what is the function of the bicep? To supinate the forearms and flex the elbow. Did you know that your pecs are made up of two muscles?
NOS stands for Neurological Overload Sets. Basically it is a series of sets broken down into mini sets if you like or we can call them drop sets/extended sets. After getting to near muscular failure you pick up a lighter weight and do a few more sets, as we get towards muscular failure again we do the same with an even lighter weight and so on until you can just about do partials. This is what we call “time under tension” By taking the muscle to exhaustion will enable the release of IGF-1 and Growth Hormone from you body to build more muscle. As mentioned earlier most people including pro’s don’t know how to fully exhaust the muscles. Get ready to awaken new muscles and get stronger through this.
I have done 2 cycles of MI40 and the second time was harder than the first! I can honestly the results were amazing. Not only did I find that I lost body fat but I also gained muscle at the same time! Not many programmes out there can claim to do this.
One of the best things that I found inside MI40 was the meal plans that you get with MI40, Ben has written out plans from 2000 calories all the way to 6000 with high carb days and low carb days, guess what guys you won’t be eating the same foods twice in one day.
The NOS sets were brutal. The pump that I got from these sets was unreal. I felt like my shift was about to rip from the pumps. No egos here guys, drop the weights and learn how to do each exercise properly and you will see the difference.
Here is what you get with MI40
Component 1: The 40-Day MASS Intelligence Training Manual
This is the introduction guide that is an overview of the system, how it works, and what to expect. Ben also goes into detail about the best training methods he has learned over the years and continues to use leading up to competitions. The guide was a real eye opener for me and I had multiple “aha” moments. NOS (Neurological Overload Sets) and Intentions are two of Ben’s unique hypertrophy techniques that are also explored in great detail within this guide.
Component 2: The 40-Day MASS Consumption Nutrition Manual
Ben Pakulski’s 3-PN (3-Phase Nutrition) system is explored at great length. I thought I had seen and heard it all when it came to building muscle and nutrition but it seems as though Ben had many new tricks to teach me! Within the nutrition manual, you will discover all the diet factors contained within a 24 hour day and how to manipulate them at specific intervals to create non-stop mass building. In particular, you will learn about pre-workout, intra-workout (during), and post-workout tips, tricks and techniques. At 53 pages in length, this section of the MI40 course will be a big wake up call to many people, even seasoned gym junkies who have been around the “muscle nutrition block” countless times.
Component 3: The 40-Day MASS Instruction Workout Videos
Step-by-step videos of each MI40 workout are demonstrated by Ben and a variety of his friends including, Bodybuilding Champion Matt Stirling, TNA wrestler ‘The Freak’ Rob Terry, and Pro Fitness Model Vince Del Monte, plus more. It’s one thing to read about the techniques such as “Intentions” and “NOS” and it’s another thing to see them demonstrated in graphic, detailed, and easy to follow videos. These video’s make learning the entire MI40 system a breeze!
Even if you didn’t want to attempt the MI40 workout (not sure why that would be), if all you did was watch these video’s of Ben going through various lifting techniques, dropping golden nuggets of information, and drilling down into the bio-mechanics of the body, not only would your muscle building IQ shoot up but you would be able to dramatically improve any workout you do in the future. Ben’s knowledge about the human body is outstanding and his ability to teach what he knows in a simple manner is amazing. I think I have watched each of the video’s in this series about 15 times each. there is so much information and value packed into each video that I continue to pick up new tips, techniques and tricks that help me to pack on mass effectively and efficiently.
Component 4:The 40-Day MASS Proportions Exercise Execution Guide
This 52 page guide is extremely useful to use after reviewing the video’s. It contains detailed information and pictures showing how to do each of the 40 exercises. Key points are included, as well as hot tips, and warnings.
Component 5:The 40-Day MASS Prescription Printable Workout Sheets
If you walk into the gym without a plan, then often you fail to get the best results. Ben Pakulski has made following the MI40 workout routine super simple by including printable workout sheets of the entire program. You will know exactly what exercises to perform, how many sets and reps, lifting speed, rest breaks, when to apply “Intentions” and “NOS” and additional helpful tips along the way.
Component 6:The 40-Day MASS Pursuit Calendar
Print this MI40 calendar and stick it to your wall for a quick and handy way to see at a glance each workout you will have to perform during the whole 40 day cycle.
This makes it easy to know what days to workout, when to rest (off days), and the specific workout split.
Component 7: The 40- Day MASS Supplement Stack Protocol
In this short but informative 19 page guide, Ben reveals all the supplements he uses and recommends to his clients. He has a unique focus and goal for using supplements, which is to reduce muscle inflamation, reduce muscle destroying cortisol, optimize glucose utilization, while speeding recovery so you can get back into the gym fast. Ben has really mastered the art and science of supplementation and I have already implemented many of the breakthrough solutions that he revealed in this guide.
Component 8: Size Secrets Audio Interrogation
Get MI40 and thank me later guys. Share your results below.