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Table of Contents

Chapter 1Introduction

Chapter 2Explanation on Phenotypes: What Makes a Mesomorph a Mesomorph

Chapter 3Glucose Uptake & Insulin Sensitivity

Chapter 4Insulin and Fat Oxidation

Chapter 5Carbohydrate, Calorie, and Insulin Management

Chapter 6The Importance of Year Round Cardiovascular Training

Chapter 7Weight Training Program for Mesomorphs

Chapter 8Using Dietary Supplements to Maximize Your Genetics

Chapter 9Putting Everything Together

Chapter 10High Performance Food List

Chapter 1

When it comes to gaining muscle, mesomorphs have an advantage over ectomorphs and endomorphs. The simplistic distinction between the three different phenotypes when it comes to body composition changes is: Ectomorphnaturally skinny and has a hard time gaining weight (both muscle and fat). Mesomorphnaturally built and has the tendency to gain weight easy but can also lose weight fairly easy. Endomorphnaturally heavy and has an easy time gaining weight (more so fat than muscle) and a hard time losing it. Mesomorphs tend to have the ability to gain and lose weight rather easily when following a well designed diet because mesomorphs tend to have a naturally muscular build and good insulin sensitivity. I would like to put out that I do not like the term bulking diet. Some bodybuilders feel that they need to eat everything in sight to gain weight while bulking. I do not agree with that approach. Instead I prefer to call a diet geared towards gaining muscle a lean mass diet. Ones body weight can be divided into two basic groups, fat mass and lean mass. Fat mass includes ones body fat stores (adipose tissue) while lean mass includes skeletal muscle, bone, and other organs. When a bodybuilder eats a hypercaloric diet, their goal is not just to gain weight, which could be both fat and lean mass, but rather to gain LEAN MASS. The strategies outlined in this book will help mesomorphs gain lean mass, not fat mass. Many of the strategies in this book are the same as in my Bulking for Endomorphs book as these strategies will keep fat gains down while adding muscle, though there will be some additional strategies geared specifically towards mesomorphs.

Chapter 2
Explanation on Phenotypes: What Makes a Mesomorph a Mesomorph

The term phenotype is defined as The observable physical or biochemical characteristics of an organism, as determined by both genetic makeup and environmental influences. ( Ones body type/structure can be placed in three phenotypes: EctomorphNaturally skinny, narrow bone structure, has a hard time gaining weight MesomorphNaturally built, broad shoulders, can gain or lose weight relatively equally EndomorphNaturally heavy, wide bone structure, gains weight easily There is a clear visible physical distinction between the three phenotypes, but what is not visible and often ignored is the biochemical and metabolic differences between the three phenotypes. Mesomorphs tend to be in the middle when it comes to metabolic rate. While ectomorphs struggle to gain weight and endomorphs have trouble gaining too much weight (specifically fat:muscle ratio), mesomorphs seem to have the best of both worlds; they can gain muscle with limited fat gains. Mesomorphs naturally have more muscle than ectomorphs and have better insulin sensitivity than endomorphs, which makes it easier for them to gain more muscle and less fat when eating a hypercaloric diet. In order to create a diet that allows an mseomorph to maximize lean mass gains while keeping fat gains to a minimum, one must understand the metabolic reasons that cause mesomorphs to gain fat. As stated in the introduction, these metabolic causes of fat gain were discussed in my Bulking for Endomorphs book, but will be re-examined here. There are some differences in my recommendations for mesomorphs vs. endomorphs, but a lot is the same.

Chapter 3
Insulin and Glucose Uptake

In order for a cell to acquire nutrients to use in energy production, the nutrients must be transported across the cells membrane. The hormone insulin is used to activate the transportation of nutrients into cells and is considered the storage hormone. Insulin secretion causes the uptake of amino acids, free fatty acids, and especially glucose to be increased. When one ingests carbohydrates, their blood glucose level, also referred to as their blood sugar level, is elevated, which causes insulin to be secreted. It is insulins job to return the blood glucose level back to a normal, homeostatic range. When insulin is secreted, the breakdown of stored nutrients (glycolysis, lipolysis etc.) is turned off and the storage of nutrients is turned on. It would be counterproductive to breakdown stored glycogen to obtain glucose when glucose has just been ingested and is now in the bloodstream. This fact is important because when insulin is secreted, fat breakdown and oxidation is turned off! Therefore when one wants to increase fat oxidation to its fullest, insulin secretion needs to be limited. The amount of insulin needed to return blood glucose levels back to normal after ingesting a given amount of glucose is called ones insulin sensitivity. Individuals have differing insulin sensitivities based mainly on their diet, activity level, and genetic factors. In most cases, an ectomorph and mesomorph are more insulin sensitive than endomorphs; this is one of the primary factors that allows ectomorphs and mesomorphs to gain muscle with less fat than an endomorph. A mesomorph will need to secrete less insulin to shuttle a given amount of glucose into cells and therefore fat oxidation will be not be halted for as long as it would be if they had poor insulin sensitivity. Therefore, by paying more attention to insulin secretion, a mesomorph can keep gains lean. This is not to say that insulin is bad because it is not, but by controlling its secretion, mesomorphs can gain less fat when bulking. The body does not like it when glucose is floating around in the blood stream so after a meal the body increases the uptake and oxidation of glucose to get rid of it. Over time, consistently elevated blood glucose levels can lead to cells becoming insensitive to insulin or insulin resistant, meaning more insulin must be secreted to return blood glucose levels to normal and therefore fat oxidation is blunted for longer (which will be discussed in Chapter 4). Consistently elevated blood glucose levels can lead to a state of insulin resistance. Before we continue, I want to point out why there is great emphasis placed on muscle glycogen levels. Building new muscle proteins and adding inches to your arms is not a priority to the body. The body will not create new muscle proteins when it senses it is in need of energy. When muscle has a lot of glycogen, the body senses it has enough extra energy and can build new muscle proteins effectively. If muscle glycogen levels are depleted, the body must replete glycogen stores in addition to increasing protein synthesis, both of which require energy and nutrients. Therefore, when gaining muscle is

your goal, you want to have adequate muscle glycogen stores so more energy can be focused on protein synthesis. This is an isolated examination of muscle growth because there are many other factors besides glycogen stores that govern whether one gains muscle or not. Lets take a deeper look at the metabolic factors affecting glucose uptake. Insulin promotes glucose uptake through the synthesis and translocation of the GLUT-4 glucose transporter, found on skeletal and cardiac muscle cells and adipocytes. In the absence of insulin, the GLUT-4 transporters lay under the cells surface. When insulin is secreted, the GLUT-4 transporters translocate to the cells surface allowing glucose to enter into the cell. There are other glucose transporters, but the GLUT-4 transporter is our primary concern. Enzymes are protein molecules that catalyze (speed up) metabolic reactions. In the case of glucose uptake, there are two we will examine: hexokinase and glucokinase. The enzyme hexokinase is found in skeletal muscle and promotes glucose uptake independently of blood glucose levels. Hexokinase has a high affinity for glucose, which allows muscle to take up glucose from the blood even when blood glucose levels are low. Once the muscle has the glucose, it keeps it for itself; the muscle does not release glucose back into the bloodstream. Insulin secretion further enhances glucose uptake in addition to hexokinases actions. The enzyme glucokinase is found in the liver and is activated when blood glucose levels are increased. Contrast to skeletal muscle, the liver is in service to all other cells of the body, so when it senses other cells need glucose it releases glucose and sends it to the other cells. Skeletal muscle holds on to its glucose for itself but the liver releases its stored glucose for other cells to use when they need it. Hexokinase is basically acting all the time to give muscle glucose but glucokinase is only acting in the presence of high blood glucose levels. What does all of this mean? That you do not need to jack insulin through the roof for your muscles to get glucose, in fact, it gets even better. Exercise, especially resistance training, has been shown to increase GLUT-4 translocation on skeletal muscle in the absence of insulin, meaning after your lift weights you do not need insulin for your muscles to uptake glucose. While insulin will certainly enhance the anabolic response of a meal post workout, slamming 100 grams of dextrose (pure glucose) is not needed since skeletal muscle is already able to uptake glucose in the absence of insulin after a workout. Increasing the glucose content of skeletal muscle (in the form of glycogen) is beneficial for gaining muscle, but remember that GLUT-4 transporters also exist on fat cells and therefore insulin secretion promotes the storage of glucose in both skeletal muscle and fat cells. Therefore, one needs to increase the storage of glucose in skeletal muscle and decrease the storage of glucose in fat cells; this can be done by consuming low glycemic carbohydrates such as oatmeal post-workout instead of high glycemic carbs like dextrose. Because some mesomorphs can take high glycemic carbs around their workout, I leave it up to each individual to decide whether they will use high or low glycemic carbs pre and post workout.

In summary, it is not necessary to jack blood glucose and insulin levels through the roof in order to replenish glycogen and gain muscle. Skeletal muscle is able to uptake glucose whenever it needs it. In addition, skeletal muscle is primed to uptake glucose after exercise. By controlling your insulin levels, you can gain lean mass while keeping fat gains to a minimum. Whether a mesomorph chooses to use high or low glycemic carbs pre and post workout is up to them because both options work; this will depend on how their body reacts to each carb source.

Chapter 4
Insulin and Fat Oxidation

Insulin not only controls the uptake of glucose into cells, but also has an impact on fat oxidation and storage. When blood glucose and insulin levels are low, fat is the main fuel burned for energy. But when blood glucose and insulin levels are high, fat burning is blunted and glucose oxidation is elevated. When the body senses there is glucose in the bloodstream, it wants to return blood glucose levels back to a homeostatic level. In order to do this, the body must get rid of the glucose, which is accomplished by increasing glucose oxidation and storage. Since the body is focusing on storing nutrients, it would not make sense for fatty acids to be released from adipocytes because they would not be burned. Therefore, it is important that blood glucose levels return to normal quickly so the oxidation of fat can once again become the primary source of energy. This can be done by (1) Controlling your carbohydrate intake and (2) controlling your insulin secretion. Insulin blocks the formation of cyclic AMP (cAMP) by activating the enzyme phophodiesterase (PDE), which degrades cAMP. cAMP is needed to activate hormone sensitive lipase (HSL), the enzyme that catalyzes the liberation of fatty acids from fat cells. In the presence of high blood glucose and insulin, HSL cannot act on stored fat. Therefore, fatty acids cannot be liberated from fat cells and fat oxidation is put on the backburner while glucose oxidation and storage is made a priority. Insulin is termed an anti-lipolytic hormone because it blocks lipolysisthe breakdown of stored triglycerides fat into fatty acids. In addition to blunting fat oxidation, insulin secretion stimulates fat synthesis in the liver and increases fat uptake by fat cells. After you eat a meal, dietary triglycerides (TG) are packaged within lipoproteins (LPs) in the liver. Packing fat allows it to float better through blood. Lipoprotein Lipase (LPL) is an endothelial enzyme that hydrolyses TGs into 3 fatty acids and glycerol, meaning LPL extracts fatty acids and glycerol from LPs so they can be used or stored when they reach target cells. Insulin stimulates adipose tissue LPL and inhibits muscle LPL activity, which means in the presence of insulin fat cells uptake and store fat while skeletal muscle can not uptake it and therefore cannot oxidize it. In the presence of insulin, fatty acids are not oxidized in muscle but rather stored in fat cells. So not only are you decreasing the amount of fat you are burning by not controlling insulin secretion, you are increasing fat storage! It should be clear that if you want to keep your fat gains down while on a hypercaloric diet insulin levels must be controlled. This is done by calorie and carbohydrate management.

Chapter 5
Carbohydrate, Calorie, and Insulin Management

The primary factor that determines whether you gain or lose weight is your caloric intake (how many calories you eat). If you eat more calories than you burn (hypercaloric diet) you will gain weight and if you burn more calories than you eat (hypocaloric diet) you will lose weight. When you eat exactly the same amount of calories as you burn it is called a maintenance caloric diet. Mesomorphs trying to gain muscle need to eat a hypercaloric diet like anyone else who wants to gain weight, but they do not want to eat too many calories above maintenance. A simple calculation to determine your maintenance caloric intake is to take your body weight and multiply it by 15; this gives you your total calories to be consumed eat day. For example, a 200 pound person would consume 3,000 calories a day. Now this is a very basic way to determine your maintenance caloric intake and should be used as a starting point. For mesomorphs I recommend starting at 250-500 calories above maintenance calories with their calories come from: Carbohydrates = 40-50% Protein = 30% Fat = 20-30% Using the 3,000 calorie as an example this would be: Carbohydrates = 300-375 grams Protein = 225 grams Fat = 67-100 grams A 200 pound mesomorph would want to start 250-500 calories above their maintenance caloric intake, so adding 500 calories to the above example we get: Carbohydrates = 350-438 grams Protein = 263 grams Fat = 78-117 grams In addition to controlling your caloric intake, as a mesomorph, you want to control insulin secretion. This can be done by limiting carbohydrate consumption, specifically high glycemic carbohydrates. Managing your insulin levels will allow you to keep your gains leaner.

Control your caloric intake and meal size with frequent meals One way to control your caloric intake is to eat frequent meals. Going long periods of time with no food causes your body to send signals to the brain telling it the body needs food. If you eat sporadic meals you will most likely overeat on those meals. It is better to eat smaller, more frequent meals to prevent overeating. Eating smaller meals allows causes insulin secretion to be more controlled. Eating a 600 calorie meal will

result in less insulin secretion than eating a 1,200 calorie meal (macronutrient content aside). Limit the bulk of your carbohydrates to specific meals Limiting the bulk of your carbohydrates to times when your body needs them most will aid in muscle growth and limiting fat gains. I recommend mesomorphs limit the majority of their carbohydrates to breakfast and pre/post workout. For example, if someone works out at 6 PM, I would recommend they consume the majority carbohydrates at: Breakfast o i.e. -1 Cup oatmeal Pre-workout o i.e. -1 Cup oatmeal or 20-30 grams high glycemic carbs Post-workout o i.e. 4-10 oz. sweet potato For all other meals mesomorphs should consume less carbs (i.e. -1/2 cup rice), green vegetables, and small amounts of fruit. If you workout first thing in the morning, I would recommend following a similar setup, keeping your carbs in your first three meals (pre workout meal, post workout meal, and third meal of the day). No matter what your schedule, I do not recommend consuming dextrose, maltodextrin, or other high glycemic carbs post workout. Skeletal muscle has the ability to uptake glucose post-workout without spiking your insulin levels. Weight training increases GLUT-4 translocation in skeletal muscle, allowing the muscle to uptake glucose more efficiently. Studies do show that increasing insulin levels post workout does enhance protein synthesis, but I do not feel one needs to jack insulin levels through the roof with dextrose. I do feel that it can be beneficial for mesomorphs to take some high-glycemic carbs pre-workout. Studies have shown that protein synthesis is elevated the greater when high glycemic carbs combined with free-form essential amino acids (EAA) are consumed pre-workout. Eat quality foodsdont skimp on your fruits and veggies! By consuming low glycemic index carbs, such as oatmeal and sweet potatoes as suggested above, one can limit the insulin output from their carb meals. For low carb meals I recommend consuming green vegetables and fruit for mesomorphs carb intake. Green vegetables and fruit are both low GI carbs and contain fiber and numerous nutrients. On top of that, they are very filling. An example of a low-carb meal would be 4-6 oz. of chicken with 1 cup green beans and an apple. In addition to carbs and protein, one should add fat to their meals to decrease insulin output, prolong digestion time, and to provide essential fatty acids (EFA). Examples of good fats include almonds and almond butter, peanuts and peanut butter, avocados, and flax and olive oil. One could simply add 20 almonds to the above meal to obtain their EFAs. Eat less on days you do not workout

On days you dont workout you do not need as many calories as you do on the days you do workout. I recommend isolating your carbs to breakfast only and eating vegetables and fruits for the remainder of your carbs. The amount of carbs you consume on your off days should be adjusted according to the rate you are gaining weight, specifically fat. If you find you are gaining too much fat, then I recommend reducing your carb intake on your off days. So if you are eating 3,500 calories on workout days you should consume 2,500-3,000 calories on off days. More than ANYTHING your total caloric intake will govern how much weight, muscle, and fat you gain While the above guidelines will help limit your fat gains, your overall caloric intake is the number one factor that will decide if you gain fat. If you overeat, you will probably gain some fat. So start by eating 250-500 calories over your maintenance caloric intake and increase calories when weight/muscle gains stall.

Chapter 6
The Importance of Year Round Cardiovascular Training

Endurance A.K.A. cardiovascular training improves the hearts ability to pump blood and increases oxygen uptake into cells. A fit person also burns more fat at rest and during exercise than an unfit person. Bodybuilders use cardiovascular training mainly as a means to increase caloric expenditure thereby increasing fat loss or decreasing fat gain. By doing cardio year round, you will increase your bodys capacity to burn fat at both rest and exercise. Lets discuss what type of cardio to do. Low-Moderate Intensity Cardio on Weight Training Days or Off Days As stated in the intro, bodybuilders primarily use cardio as a means in increase their caloric expenditure (Cardiovascular training has a TON of other health benefits, but we will not touch on those benefits here). The use of low-intensity cardio, done either pre or post weight training, allows one to burn more calories while not hampering recovery. Low-intensity cardio is not as strenuous on the body as high-intensity cardio or highintensity interval training (HIIT). It would be very hard for someone to complete a HIIT session pre weight training as it would decrease your performance when lifting weights or to complete the session post weight training as it would be very fatiguing. We want to keep the body healthy and injury free. If you get injured, then your workouts will suffer or cease altogether. Therefore, I feel it is more practical to perform low to moderate intensity cardio on weight training days. Now one could perform their cardio separate from their weight training, but for most that would mean two trips to the gym, which is impractical; Hence my recommendation to perform cardio pre or post weight training. For mesomorphs, I recommend 15-20 minutes of low-intensity cardio done post-workout or 30 minutes done on off days. Whether you choose to do your cardio pre or post weight training is a personal preference. Remember, your main goal is to hit it hard in the weight room. If doing cardio pre weight training decreases your performance then it would be better for you to do it post workout. If you find that you are too tired to do cardio post weight training or simply find you become too bored and do not finish your cardio session, it would be better for you to do your cardio pre weight training. Or, you could simply do your cardio on your off days.

High-Intensity/High-Intensity-Interval Training on Non-Weight Training Days High-intensity cardio stresses both the aerobic and anaerobic energy systems. The anaerobic energy system is what is stressed during weight training. Putting too much stress on the anaerobic system and hampering recovery is one reason why I do not recommend performing weight training and HIIT on the same day. Obviously running at

6 mph will burn more calories than running at 3 mph, but one has to balance their activities to allow for proper recovery. There are two main types of high-intensity cardio: Continuous and Interval Training. Continuous high-intensity cardio would be running at a high speed on the treadmill or elliptical machine for a long duration (i.e. 5+ minutes). Interval training involves alternating periods of work and rest (or lower levels of work). For example, running a 100 meter sprint then walking back to the start, resting, then repeating could constitute HIIT. HIIT is more intense than high-intensity continuous cardio and much more intense than low-intensity cardio. If you choose to do HIIT, only do it on your off days. Cardio Recommendation for Mesomorphs I recommend that mesomorphs trying to add lean mass to do either 15-20 minutes of low-moderate cardio pre or post weight training or 30 minutes of low-moderate intensity cardio on off days or HIIT cardio done on 2 off days.

Chapter 7
Weight Training Program for Mesomorphs

Tri-Phase 12-Week Mass Program In my opinion, consistently adding weight to the barlifting heavier weights and/or completing more repsis the most effective way to add muscle and grow and should be your primary concern. The number of exercises, sets, rep ranges, etc. you use is should be secondary to progressing with the loads you lift. With that said, it is impossible to add weight to the bar EVERY workout. If it were everyone would be benching 800 pounds and squatting over a 1,000. Therefore one must adjust their workouts in order to keep progressing. When designing a weight training routine there are three main variables that can be altered in order to change the type of growth stimuli you get from the routine. These variables are volume, intensity, and frequency. Volume = sets * reps o The more sets and reps the greater the volume of a given workout Intensity = percentage of your 1-RM max o If your max bench is 315 then lifting 295 is more intense than 225 because it is a greater percentage of your 1-RM Frequency = number of times you work a muscle in a given time span o Most people use 1 week as the time span These variables must be balanced in order to keep you progressing. If you do too much you will not be able to recover sufficiently and then you strength and muscle gains will slow. I am also going to throw another term out theretraining density. The density of a workout is the sets * reps * load. You should strive to increase the density of each workout by increasing the load lifted, which should be done for every phase of training. It is helpful to break your training up into phases, which is called periodization. One phase might focus on increasing the volume of your routine while the next phase might focus on increasing the frequency of your routine. The idea is to stimulation your muscular system in a different way with each phase in order to promote more growth. As I said in the beginning of this section, no matter what variable you are focusing on during a given training phase your primary focus should be progressing each and every workout by lifting a greater load. If you deadlifted 315 for 8 reps for your last workout you want to beat that the next workout. This can be done by adding weight to the bar (i.e. 10 lbs.) or completing more reps (i.e. 10 reps since you got 8 last time). You must progress in order to grow! With this information in mind, I have created a 3-phase mass program. Each phase is four weeks long and focuses on one of the three training stimuli variables and is designed to promote a steady state of progression. Lets get into the program.

Phase 1Volume
The goal of Phase 1 is to increase the volume (number of sets) each week. In addition to adding sets each week you should always strive to lift a greater load each workout. Week 1 = 2 sets per exercise Week 2 = 3 sets per exercise Week 3 = 4 sets per exercise Week 4 = 5 sets per exercise Rest time = 90 seconds between sets.
Workout 1 Workout 2 Workout 3 Workout 4 Back+Traps Chest+Shoulders Legs Arms

Back+Traps Deadlift Pull-Up Bent Over Row BB Shrug DB Shrug Chest+Shoulder Bench Press Incline DB Press Dips Military or DB Press DB Side Lateral Legs Squats Stiff Leg Deadlift Leg Extension Leg Curl Lunges Arms+Calves BB Curl Close Grip Bench Skull Crusher DB Curl Standing Calf Raise Seated Calf Raise

2-5 X 6-10 2-5 X 6-10 2-5 X 6-10 2-5 X 6-10 2-5 X 6-10

2-5 X 6-10 2-5 X 6-10 2-5 X 6-10 2-5 X 6-10 2-5 X 6-10

2-5 X 6-10 2-5 X 6-10 2-5 X 6-10 2-5 X 6-10 2-5 X 6-10

2-5 X 6-10 2-5 X 6-10 2-5 X 6-10 2-5 X 6-10 2-5 X 6-10 2-5 X 6-10

The rep range for Phase 1 is 6-10, which means you want to get at least 6 reps but no more than 10 reps. If you cannot get 6 reps then the weight is too heavy. If you can get

more than 10 reps then the weight is too light. Once you can complete 10 reps with a given weight you should increase the weight for the next set. For example, if you can squat 225 lbs. for 10 reps the increase the weight to 235 lbs.

Phase 2Intensity
The Goal of Phase 2 is to lift a near maximal load for low reps. There will be no changes in the number of sets you complete, just the load you lift. Week 1 = 8-RM Week 2 = 6-RM Week 3 = 4-RM Week 4 = 2-RM Rest time = 2-3 minutes between sets.
Workout 1 Workout 2 Workout 3 Workout 4 Upper Body A Lower Body A Upper Body B Lower Body B Upper Body B Incline Press Pull-Up DB Shoulder Press DB Shrug Skull Crusher DB Curl Lower Body B Deadlift Leg Press Standing Calf Raise

Upper Body A Bench Press Bent Over Row Military Press BB Shrug Close Grip Bench BB Curl Lower Body A Squats Stiff Leg Deadlift Seated Calf Raise

3 X 2-8 3 X 2-8 3 X 2-8 3 X 2-8 3 X 2-8 3 X 2-8

3 X 2-8 3 X 2-8 3 X 2-8 3 X 2-8 3 X 2-8 3 X 2-8

3 X 2-8 3 X 2-8 3 X 2-8

3 X 2-8 3 X 2-8 3 X 2-8

The rep range for Phase 2 is 2-6, but unlike Phase 1, you are going to shoot for a given rep number for each workout. The goal for week one is to use a weight that allows you to complete 3 sets of 8 reps; week two is to complete 3 sets of 6 reps; week three is to complete 3 sets of 4 reps; week four is to complete 3 sets of 2 reps. Each week you will be lifting a heavier load. For Deadlift it may be something like: Week 1 = 315 for 3 X 8 Week 2 = 335 for 3 X 6 Week 3 = 355 for 3 X 4 Week 4 = 375 for 3 X 2 If you prefer, you can do arms after legs on the lower body day since the volume is lower on leg day. Some people may prefer to do all of the upper body in one workout because they find leg training more taxing or just because of personal preference. I leave it up to each individual to decide whether they prefer to train arms in the upper body workouts or the lower body workouts.

Phase 3Frequency
The goal of Phase 3 is to hit each muscle more frequently than Phase 1 & 2.
Workout 1 Workout 2 Workout 3 Workout 4 Whole Body A Whole Body B Whole Body C Weak Point 2 X 4-6 2 X 6-10 2 X 10-12 Rest = 2 mins Rest = 90 sec Rest = 30 sec

Each workout uses different exercises and different rep ranges, though the same exercises could be used for each workout if one prefers. The goal is to do two sets of an exercise for each muscle group. Here is an example of how this workout could be set up:
Muscle Quad Ham Calf Chest Back Delt Trap Tris Bis Workout A (Mon) Squats Stiff Leg Deadlift Seated Calf Raise Flat Press Bent Over Row Military Press Barbell Shrug Close Grip Bench Barbell Curl Workout B (Wed) Leg Press Lying Leg Curl Standing Calf Raise Incline Press Pull-up DB Side Lateral DB Shrug Skull Crusher DB Curl Workout C (Fri) Leg Extension Seated Leg Curl Donkey Calf Raise Decline Press or Dips Rack Deadlift Cable Lateral Low-Pulley High Row Tricep Pressdown Cable Curl

Weak Point Training (Saturday) The weak point training day is here so each individual person can pick what they need to work on. If you need to bring up your back and calves, then work your back and calves. If you need to bring up your chest and biceps, then work your chest and biceps. An example Weak Point day for chest and biceps would be:
Incline BB Press Flat DB Press DB Curls Hammer Curls 3 X 4,8,12 3 X 4,8,12 3 X 4,8,12 3 X 4,8,12

It is common for people to have underdeveloped calves, forearms, and posterior (rear) delts. The weak point training day would be perfect to workout on these muscles. An example routine for these weak points would be:
Calves Forearms Rear Delts Standing Calf Raise Seated Calf Raise BB Forearm Curl DB Forearm Curl DB Rear Lateral Reverse Pec Dec 3 X 4,8,12 3 X 4,8,12 3 X 4,8,12 3 X 4,8,12 3 X 4,8,12 3 X 4,8,12

At this point in your training you should have an idea of what exercises you need to do in order to bring up your weak points. Because of the low volume of training during the week (a total of 6 sets per muscle group), there should be a low chance for overtraining to occur even though you are hitting your weak muscle group very frequently.

Week 13
After 12 weeks of intense training your body may be pretty beat up. Therefore, week 13 should be a recovery week meaning no training. This off time will help your body recover and refresh you for your upcoming training weeks. After your week off, you can restart the Tri-Phase Training Program at phase-1.

Chapter 8
Using Dietary Supplements to Maximize Your Genetics

Primaforce Pre-Workout Anabolism StackPrimal EAA + Carb Slam

Primal EAA- Essential Amino Acids Research has shown time and time again that the essential amino acids (EAA) boost protein synthesis when taken around your workout. Free-form EAA do not need to be digested and are therefore absorbed very rapidly, leading to a greater spike of amino acids and protein synthesis than when a whole protein source was consumed. Free-form EAA even outperformed whey protein, a fast digesting protein, when both were taken pre-workout (Kerksick, 2006). Supplementing with free-form EAA is more effective than using a whole protein source, even whey protein. The increase in protein synthesis from supplemental EAA is greater when the EAA are taken pre-workout versus post-workout (Tipton, 1999). One of the reasons for this difference in protein synthesis is EAA delivery to skeletal muscle is greater when they are taken pre-workout due to increased blood flow to skeletal muscle during exercise. At rest, skeletal muscle receives very little blood compared to the rest of the body but during exercise, over 80% of blood is sent to the working skeletal muscle. The rate-limiting step of amino acid uptake into skeletal muscle is the transportation of the amino acids through the blood to the skeletal muscle, which is governed by blood flow (Wolfe, 2004). Greater results can be seen by supplementing with EAA pre-workout than post-workout due to increased blood flow.

Primaforce Primal EAA is a scientific blend of Essential Amino Acids (EAA) containing a heavy dose of the amino acid L-Leucine. L-Leucine is touted in the science community as the anabolic-trigger of all the amino acids. Primal EAA is specifically formulated for Workout Nutrition to provide the amino your body needs to promote lean mass gains and prevent catabolism (muscle loss).

Carb SlamWaxy Maize Starch When trying to gain lean mass, maintaining adequate muscle glycogen levels is important to the synthesis of new muscle proteins and gaining strength. If you are a performance athlete, maintaining adequate glycogen levels is vital to performing at your very best. Common strategies used to maintain glycogen levels include eating sufficient carbohydrates in the hours before training/performing (which should always be done) and consuming high glycemic, simple carbs pre/during/post workout. Popular carb sources used around workouts are dextrose and maltodextrin. A new carb has hit mainstream and is quickly gaining popularity over dextrose and maltodextrin; this new carb is Waxy maize starch.

Carb Slam features a complex, sugar-free carbohydrate from Waxy Maize Starch. Carb Slam supports post workout glycogen resynthesis and recovery from very intense training. One could combine Carb Slam with their Primal EAA pre-workout and/or Xtend and sip it during their workout. Clam Slam can also be combined with your post workout shake. Primal EAA + Carb Slam = Pre-workout ANABOLISM! Combining EAA with a high glycemic, high molecular weight carbohydrate will increase protein synthesis and decrease protein breakdown before you even start working out. Research has demonstrated that consuming EAA plus high glycemic carbs to increase protein synthesis is most effective when they are consumed pre-workout: Summary of Protein Synthesis Rates When Compared to Rest: 50% increase from hyperinsulinemia (Charlton, 1996) 50-100% increase from resistance exercise (Biolo & Wolfe 1995) 150% increase from EAA availability (Biolo & Tipton 1997) 200% increase from EAA availability after resistance exercise (Biolo & Tipton 1997) 400% increase from hyperinsulinemia and amino acid availability after resistance exercise (Tipton & Wolfe, 2000) >400% increase from hyperinsulinemia and amino acid availability before resistance exercise (Tipton & Wolfe, 1999) It is clear that combining EAA plus high glycemic carbs pre-workout is the ideal strategy for increasing protein synthesis.

Primal EAA + Carb Slam = Pre-Workout ANABOLISM!

We recommend dosing Primal EAA and Carb Slam as follows: EAA = Bodyweight (kg) * 0.2 grams Waxy Maize Starch = Bodyweight (bg) * 0.4 grams Note: Each scoop of Primal EAA contains about 14 grams of EAA Each scoop of Carb Slam contains about 30 grams of Waxy Maize Starch Example dosing for a 90 kg (200 lbs.) bodybuilder: EAA = 90 X 0.2 = 18 grams = 1 heaping scoop of Primal EAA WMS = 90 * 0.2 = 36 grams = 1 heaping scoop of Carb Slam Combining Primal EAA and Carb Slam provides the perfect pre-workout nutrition stack, leading to increased protein synthesis, performance, and growth! Primal EAA and Carb Slam can also be taken post-workout, which will ensure your body grows like never before. References:
Biolo, G., R.Y. Declan Fleming, and R.R. Wolfe. Physiological hyperinsulinemia stimulates protein synthesis and enhances transport of selected amino acids in human skeletal muscle. J. Clin. Invest. 95:811-819, 1995. Biolo, G., Tipton, K., Klein, S. & Wolfe, R. (1997). An abundant supply of amino acids enhances the metabolic effect of exercise on muscle protein. American Journal of Physiology, Endocrinology, and Metabolism, 273, E122-E129. Charlton, M., Adey, Deborah B., Sreekumaran K. Evidence for a catabolic role of glucagons during an amino acid load. Journal of Clinical Investigation. 98(1):90-99, 1996.

Tipton, K., Ferrando, A., Phillips, S., Doyle, D. & Wolfe, R. (1999). Postexercise net protein synthesis in human muscle from orally administered amino acids. The American Journal of Physiology, 276(4), E628-E634. Tipton, K., Rasmussen, B., Miller, S., Wolf, S. & Wolfe, R. (2000). An oral essential amino acidcarbohydrate supplement enhances protein anabolism after resistance exercise. Journal of Applied Physiology, 88, 386-392.

Supplementation to Decrease Fatigue during ExerciseVasoCharge + Xtend

Fatigue is defined as The decreased capacity or complete inability of an organism to function normally because of excessive stimulation or prolonged exertion ( With regards to exercise, fatigue could be considered the point where your performance has decreased or you can no longer perform. Examples of fatigue in relation to exercise would be: Inability to perform another rep during a set of bench press Inability to continue running during a 5k race Inability to maintain peak velocity during a 100m sprint One can prolong the time until fatigue by giving their body substrates/nutrients preworkout. We are going to examine the metabolic causes of fatigue during exercise and discuss how precise supplementation can decrease the onset of fatigue during exercise, allowing you to train more intensely. Causes of Fatigue during exercise Newsholme et al. (1992) proposed that there are at least five metabolic factors that can cause fatigue during exercise: Increase in plasma tryptophan:BCAA concentrations Decrease in muscle phosphocreatine levels Hypoglycemia (low blood glucose levels) Muscle glycogen depletion Proton (H+) accumulation in muscles Reference: Newsholme, 1992 Anyone of these metabolic factors of fatigue can cause your workout performance to suffer. We will examine each of these metabolic factors and then address how to overcome them through supplementation. Plasma Ratio of Tryptophan:BCAA 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) levels in the brain are believed to be a contributing factor to fatigue. Transport of the amino acid tryptophan, the precursor for 5-HT, across the blood brain barrier (BBB) is the rate limiting step in 5-HT synthesis. Therefore, increased plasma tryptophan levels can lead to fatigue. The Branch-Chained-AminoAcids (BCAA) are transported across the BBB by the same carrier as tryptophan.

During exercise the plasma ratio of Tryptophan:BCAA increases (tryptophan increases and BCAA decreases), leading to fatigue. Muscle Phosphocreatine Levels The body needs a continuous supply of energy to both perform and survive. All of the bodys energy requiring processes use the potential energy stored within the bonds of adenosince triphosphate (ATP). The phosphocreatine (PCr) system is an anaerobic (does not require oxygen), alactic (does not produce lactic acid) system that rapidly restores ATP levels. While this reaction is very rapid, it has a low capacity, meaning it cannot produce a tremendous amount of energy. Therefore, it is in greatest demand during high-intensity, short duration exercise, such as resistance training and sprints. The maximum energy able to be yielded from this reaction occurs after about 10 seconds. After those 10 seconds, energy for ATP resynthesis must be obtained from stored nutrients. Because resistance training heavily relies on the PCr system for energy production, depletion of phosphocreatine levels can decrease performance (i.e. the number of reps you can complete). Hypoglycemia Hypoglycemia is low blood glucose levels caused by a low carbohydrate intake or excessive insulin secretion (insulin causes glucose [carbs] in the blood to be stored) and is commonly experienced during exercise. When blood glucose levels drop below normal levels during exercise one often becomes fatigued. This is due to glucose being a primary fuel during exercise, especially high-intensity exercise. Hypoglycemia can be overcome be consuming adequate dietary carbohydrates and maintaining stable insulin/blood sugar levels both before you workout and while you workout. Muscle Glycogen Depletion Glycogen is glucose stored in the body in the form of glucose chains. These chains can contain hundreds to thousands of glucose molecules. The glycogen in our bodies is created from the glucose and other nutrients we consume in our diets. This glucose becomes trapped in the liver and muscles, where it is synthesized and stored for later use. The liver can hold around 100 grams of glycogen, while muscle can store around 325 grams. The amount of unstored glucose circulating in the blood is only around 15 to 20 grams (Katch and McArdle, 1988) (Powers and Howley, 2001). The glycogen stored in the liver is released, when needed, to be used in the production of ATP. The glycogen stored in skeletal muscle is used to produce ATP for that muscle to use. Low glycogen levels have been shown to cause decreased intensity, mental focus, and performance during endurance exercise while endurance performance increases when sufficient glycogen is present (Pizza, 1995). Like hypoglycemia, muscle

glycogen levels can remain elevated by consuming adequate dietary carbohydrates and maintaining stable insulin/blood sugar levels. Proton (H+) accumulation in Muscle During exercise, blood and skeletal muscle pH levels may become acidic due to hydrogen ion (H+) accumulation, which is termed metabolic acidosis. In order to stabilize an acidic pH level the body must neutralize the excess acids. The two main ways the body does this is by taking calcium (and other minerals) from bones and glutamine from skeletal muscle. Both of these corrective mechanisms have negative consequences for the body. Skeletal muscle contains the bodys greatest glutamine stores. Glutamine binds to H+ to create ammonium, which is excreted from the body. In the face of metabolic acidosis and elevated H+ levels, breakdown of skeletal muscle and glutamine release is increased and can lead to muscle protein loss in addition to causing fatigue. The build-up of H+ in the blood and skeletal muscle is the cause of the burning sensation you feel during exercise (i.e. high rep leg extensions). Now that we have a basic understanding of the metabolic factors causing fatigue during exercise we can discuss which supplements can be used to delay the onset of fatigue and improve performance. Supplementing to Decrease Fatigue during Exercise The most important thing one can do to decrease fatigue during exercise is consume adequate dietary macronutrients (protein, carbs, and fat) and get enough rest/recovery time. Once this is done, supplementation of the following supplements can be used to delay fatigue and enhance performance. BCAA Creatine Citrulline Malate Beta-Alanine ***Note there are other viable supplements that could be used, but this article will focus on these four supplements. Branch Chained Amino Acids (BCAA) The BCAA (leucine, isoleucine, and valine) are different from the other 17 amino acids in that they are primarily metabolized in skeletal muscle (Layman, 2003) and metabolized at a much lower rate in the liver (Norton, 2005). Studies show that BCAA ingestion during exercise delays fatigue due to limiting the amount of tryptophan that can cross the BBB (Bromstrand, 2006). In addition to dietary intervention, BCAA supplementation has been shown to spare muscle glycogen during exercise (Bromstand, 2006).

Fatigue and protein loss can be diminished by supplementing with BCAA, which increases de novo synthesis of glutamine inside skeletal muscle, allowing H+ to be removed from the muscle (Houston, 2001). We see that BCAA supplementation can delay the onset of fatigue by overcoming three of the five metabolic causes of fatigue: increase in plasma tryptophan:BCAA concentrations, muscle glycogen depletion, and proton (H+) accumulation in muscles. Creatine Creatine supplementation is used to supply the body with more creatine, increasing the bodys capacity for phosphocreatine and ATP resynthesize through the PCr system. Phosphocreatine depletion is one of the metabolic factors leading to fatigue. If you can increase the amount in creatine in your muscles, your muscles should have more creatine to use in the resynthesis of phosphocreatine, delaying the onset of fatigue. Research has shown creatine monohydrate supplement to decrease ATP loss during intense anaerobic performance while at the same time increasing work performed. This enhancement in anaerobic performance from creatine monohydrate supplementation has been shown in both men and women (Tarnopolsky, 2000). Skeletal muscle has a limited storage of creatine. Therefore, supplementing with creatine increases your ability to form ATP and therefore increases the available energy for exercise (Casey et al. 1996 & 2000). Citrulline-Malate Citrulline-Malate has been shown to increase the rate of oxidative ATP production during exercise and the rate of phosphocreatine replenishment post exercise (Bendahan, 2002). Increasing the rate of ATP production and phosphocreatine production would aid in delaying fatigue. Citrulline-Malate also has anti-fatigue properties due to its ability to decrease ammonia/H+ levels and prevent against metabolic acidosis (Callis, 1991). Decreasing the sensation of fatigue (i.e. burning sensation) would allow one to workout harder and push out additional reps. Beta-Alanine Beta-alanine is one of the two amino acids (histidine being the other) that make up the protein carnosine. Carnosine is an important metabolic buffer in skeletal muscle (Suzuki, 2002), which means it helps maintain the acid-base balance in the presence of high H+ (hydrogen ion) concentrations. Beta-Alanine availability is the limiting factor in muscle carnosine synthesis (Hill, 2007). Beta-alanine supplementation increases muscle carnosine levels and aids decreasing muscle H+ levels. Beta-Alanine supplementation has directly been shown to decrease neuromuscular fatigue (Stout, 2006).

Putting It All Together There are at least five metabolic factors that can cause fatigue during exercise: Increase in plasma tryptophan:BCAA concentrations Decrease in muscle phosphocreatine levels Hypoglycemia (low blood glucose levels) Muscle glycogen depletion Proton (H+) accumulation in muscles Reference: Newsholme, 1992 Once you have your dietary needs met, you can incorporate specific supplements to delay fatigue and enhance performance by fighting against the above metabolic factors. In this article we learned that the recommended supplements delay fatigue and improve performance by: BCAAdecreasing blood tryptophan levels, sparing muscle glycogen, increasing de novo glutamine production to shuttle H+ out of skeletal muscle. Creatineincreasing phosphocreatine and ATP resynthesis Citrulline Malateincreasing ATP production and phosphocreatine replenishment, delaying fatigue by decreasing ammonia/H+ concentrations Beta-Alaninedecreasing muscle H+ levels, delaying neuromuscular fatigue Combining these supplements with a well-structured diet can allow you to workout more intensely by delaying fatigue and enhancing performance. Pre-Workout Supplementation Recommendation 5-10 grams BCAA 2-5 grams Creatine Monohydrate 3 grams Citrulline-Malate 2 grams Beta-Alanine

Scivation Has Got Your Pre-Workout Supplementation Covered! 1 serving Scivation VasoCharge o Takes care of the creatine, citrulline-malate, and beta-alanine recommendation 2 Scoops Scivation Xtend o Takes care of the BCAA recommendation o If you take Primal EAA it is not necessary to supplement with Xtend preworkout but we recommend you take an addition 4-8 scoops of Xtend during your workout.

Xtend+VasoCharge = Pre-workout nutrition + Performance Enhancers

When you sign up with Team Scivation you will get 1 bottle of VasoCharge and Xtend each month!!! References: Bowtell JL, Gelly K, Jackman ML, Patel A, Simeoni M, Rennie MJ. Effect of oral glutamine on whole body carbohydrate storage during recovery from exhaustive exercise. J Appl Physiol. 1999 Jun;86(6):1770-7. Bromstand, E. A role for branched-chain amino acids in reducing central fatigue. J Nutr. 2006 Feb;136(2):544S-547S. Callis A, Magnan de Bornier B, Serrano JJ, Bellet H, Saumade R. Activity of citrulline malate on acid-base balance and blood ammonia and amino acid levels. Study in the animal and in man. Arzneimittelforschung. 1991 Jun;41(6):660-3. Casey, A. Greenhaff, P.L. Does dietary creatine supplementation play a role in skeletal muscle metabolism and performance? American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 72, No. 2, 607S-617s, August 2000 Casey, A, Constantin-Teodosiu D, Howell S, Hultman E, Greenhaff PL. (1996) Creatine ingestion favorably affects performance and muscle metabolism during maximal exercise in humans. Am J Physiol. Jul;271:E31-7. Hill CA, Harris RC, Kim HJ, Harris BD, Sale C, Boobis LH, Kim CK, Wise JA. Influence of beta-alanine supplementation on skeletal muscle carnosine concentrations and high intensity cycling capacity. Amino Acids. 2007 Feb;32(2):225-33.

Houston, Michael (2001). Biochemistry Primer for Exercise Science (2nd Ed.). Illinois: Human Kinetics Katch. F.L. & McArdle, W.D. (1988). Nutrition, Weight Control,and Exercise (3rd ed.) Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger. Layman, DK (2003). The role of leucine in weight loss diets and glucose homeostasis. J. Nutr. 133: 261S-267S. Norton LE, Layman DK. Leucine regulates translation initiation of protein synthesis in skeletal muscle after exercise. J Nutr. 2006 Feb;136(2):533S-537S. Pizza, F., Flynn, M., Duscha, B., Holden, J. & Kubitz, E. (1995). A carbohydrate loading regimen improves high intensity, short duration exercise performance. International Journal of Sport Nutrition, 5, 110-116. Powers, S. & Howley, E. (2001). Exercise Physiology: Theory and Application (4th ed.) Stout JR, Cramer JT, Mielke M, O'Kroy J, Torok DJ, Zoeller RF. Effects of twenty-eight days of beta-alanine and creatine monohydrate supplementation on the physical working capacity at neuromuscular fatigue threshold. J Strength Cond Res. 2006 Nov;20(4):92831. Suzuki Y, Ito O, Mukai N, Takahashi H, Takamatsu K. High level of skeletal muscle carnosine contributes to the latter half of exercise performance during 30-s maximal cycle ergometer sprinting. Jpn J Physiol. 2002 Apr;52(2):199-205. Tarnopolsky MA, MacLennan DP. Creatine monohydrate supplementation enhances high-intensity exercise performance in males and females. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2000 Dec;10(4):452-63. Varnier M, Leese GP, Thompson J, Rennie MJ. Stimulatory effect of glutamine on glycogen accumulation in human skeletal muscle. Am J Physiol. 1995 Aug;269(2 Pt 1):E309-15. Newsholme EA, Blomstrand E, Ekblom B. Physical and mental fatigue: metabolic mechanisms and importance of plasma amino acids. Br Med Bull. 1992 Jul;48(3):477-95.

Supplements that Increase Fat Oxidation While BulkingSesamin, Fish Oil, CLA In order to decrease fat gain during a bulking diet, we need to do two things, (1) decrease fat storage in adipocytes and (2) increase the oxidation of the fat that WASNT stored. Your diet and training will accomplish this to a degree but with the use of specific supplements you can further enhance your ability to stay lean while bulking. Sesamin Sesamin is a lignan isolated from sesame seeds. A lignan is a molecule that combines with another entity acting as an activator. In the case of sesamin, it binds to and activates a receptor called Peroxisome Proliferator-Activator Receptor Alpha (PPARalpha). Sesamin has been shown to be a potent PPARalpha activator [1]. The PPAR receptor family is divided into three subgroups: alpha, beta/delta, and gamma. PPARalpha is highly expressed in muscle, the liver, kidneys, and heart and is involved in the regulation of lipid metabolism, specifically the transcription of the genes involved in the beta-oxidation (burning) of fatty acids and lipogenesis. Activation of PPARalpha increases gene expression of the fatty acid oxidation enzymes and decreases gene expression of lipogenic enzymes. Of vital important, Sesamin increases the expression of the mitochondrial enzyme carnitine palmitoyl transferase (CPT), among other enzymes [2]. CPT, the rate-limiting enzyme in beta-oxidation of fatty acids in skeletal muscle and liver cell mitochondria, is found on the outer membrane of mitochondria and carries fatty acids across the membrane into the mitochondria by binding to them. Increasing the expression of CPT, along with other enzymes involved in beta-oxidation, will allow more fatty acids to be transported into the mitochondria where they can be oxidized. In addition to increasing the oxidation of fat, Sesamin supplementation has also been shown to decrease lipogenesis (fat storage) by decreasing lipogenic enzymes in the liver. Sesamin has been shown to decrease lipogenic the gene expression of sterol regulatory element binding protein-1 (SREBP-1), acetyl-CoA carboxylase, and fatty acid synthase, among other lipogenic enzymes [3], which means less fat is esterifized in the liver and therefore less fat is stored in adipose tissue (fat cells). Thus, Sesamin works in two ways to make you lean (and keep you lean): increasing fat oxidation and decreasing fat storage. We recommend Scivation Sesamin. Fish Oil Fish Oil supplements contain important essential fatty acids (EFAs), specifically the Omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Most peoples diets are deficit in these Omega-3 EFAs. Fish Oil has been shown to increase fat loss and decrease fat storage through a similar mechanism as Sesamin, making it a great addition to an endomorphs supplement regime.

Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) is a mix of isomers of linoleic acid (commercially sold as a 50:50 mix of cis-9, trans-11 and trans-10, cis-12 isomers). Studies done on humans have shown decreased body fat and/or increased lean mass (though results are mixed). CLA is believed to influence body composition through regulation of lipid metabolism. Studies have shown CLA to inhibit transcription of enzymes involved in de novo fatty acid synthesis/lipogenesis, desaturation of fatty acids, and triglyceride synthesis [4]. It is believed that CLA decreases the activation of PPARgamma, resulting in the attenuation of fat cell differentiation. In mice, CLA supplementation has been shown to decrease adipocyte number and size as well as cause apoptosis (cell death) of adipocytes [4] and researchers believe CLA to have similar properties in humans. We recommend Primaforce Max CLA. Sesamin + CLA + Fish Oil Supplmentation The combination of Sesamin + CLA should prove very potent for fat loss and fat gain prevention. Supplementing with CLA will cause a decrease in triglyceride uptake by adipocytes and lipogenesis/fat storage, but if these fatty acids are not oxidized, they will build up in the blood and liver leading to insulin resistance. By adding Sesamin into the mix, fat oxidation will be increased (very strongly in the liver), resulting in the oxidation of the elevated fatty acid concentration caused by CLA as well as working synergistically with CLA to decrease fat storage. The combination of Sesamin + CLA attacks fat oxidation and storage from multiple angles, resulting in less stored body fat [5]. Studies have also showed that Sesamin and Fish Oil work synergistically to increase fat oxidation primarily by increasing the gene expression of enzymes involved in fat oxidation [6]. *Common dosages for Sesamin range from 500-150 mg per day.
*Common dosages for CLA and Fish Oil range from 3-6 grams per day each

References: 1. JARQ 37 (3), 151 158 (2003) 2. J Agric Food Chem. 2001 May;49(5):2647-51 3. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2001 Nov 30;1534(1):14. J Lipid Res. 2003 Dec;44(12):2234-41. Epub 2003 Aug 16 5. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2001 Nov;65(11):2535-41. 6. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2004 Jun 1;1682(1-3):80-91.

Chapter 9
Putting Everything Together

A simple calculation to determine your maintenance caloric intake is to take your body weight and multiply it by 15; this gives you your total calories to be consumed eat day. For example, a 200 pound person would consume 3,000 calories a day. Now this is a very basic way to determine your maintenance caloric intake and should be used as a starting point. For mesomorphs I recommend their calories come from: Carbohydrates = 40-50% Protein = 30% Fat = 20-30% Using the 3,500 calorie example above this would be: Carbohydrates = 350-438 grams Protein = 263 grams Fat = 78-117 grams This would be the starting point for a 200 pound mesomorph. Calories will most likely need to be increased as time progresses, but I prefer to start at a lower caloric intake and gradually increasing calories if need be to limit fat gains. Diet Option #1 (Morning Trainer) Meal 1 4 Servings Complex Carbs (such as Oatmeal) 4-6 Servings Protein 2-3 Servings Fat 1 Sesamin + 1-2 Fish Oil Capsules (Optional) Workout Nutrition Pre-Workout Shake 1 Serving Primal EAA 1 Serving Carb Slam* 1 Serving VasoXplode During Workout Shake 4-8 Scoops Xtend *Another option would be to have a scoop of Carb Slam pre-workout and the other half during your workout with Xtend. Meal 2 Post Workout (such as Sweet Potatoes) 4 Servings Complex Carbs 4-6 Servings Protein 2-3 Servings Fat 1-2 Max CLA Capsules (optional)

Meal 3 4 Servings Complex Carbs (such as Brown Rice) 4-6 Servings Protein 2-3 Servings Fat 1 Scivation Sesamin + 1-2 Fish Oil Capsules (Optional) Meal 4* 2 Servings Fruit 2-3 Servings Vegetables 4-6 Servings Protein 2-3 Servings Fat 1-2 Max CLA Capsules (optional) Meal 5* 2 Servings Fruit 2-3 Servings Vegetables 4-6 Servings Protein 2-3 Servings Fat 1 Scivation Sesamin + 1-2 Fish Oil Capsules (Optional) Meal 6* 2 Servings Fruit 2-3 Servings Vegetables 4-6 Servings Protein 2-3 Servings Fat 1-2 Max CLA Capsules (optional) *Low glycemic carbs can be added to these meals as your calories increase. Diet Option #2 (Evening Trainer) Meal 1 (Complex carbs such as oatmeal) 4 Servings Complex Carbs 4-6 Servings Protein 2-3 Servings Fat 1 Scivation Sesamin + 1-2 Fish Oil Capsules (Optional) Meal 2* 2 Servings Fruit 2-3 Servings Vegetables 4-6 Servings Protein 2-3 Servings Fat 1-2 Max CLA Capsules (optional) Meal 3* 2 Servings Fruit 2-3 Servings Vegetables 4-6 Servings Protein 2-3 Servings Fat 1 Scvation Sesamin + 1-2 Fish Oil Capsules (Optional)

Meal 4 4 Servings Complex Carbs (such as Oatmeal) 4-6 Servings Protein 2-3 Servings Fat 1-2 Max CLA Capsules (optional) Workout Nutrition Pre-Workout Shake 1 Serving Primal EAA 1 Serving Carb Slam* 1 Serving VasoXplode During Workout Shake 4-8 Scoops Xtend *Another option would be to have a scoop of Carb Slam pre-workout and the other half during your workout with Xtend. Meal 5 (Complex carbs 4 Servings Complex Carbs (such as sweet potatoes) 4-6 Servings Protein 2-3 Servings Fat 1 Scivation Sesamin + 1-2 Fish Oil Capsules (Optional) Meal 6* 2 Servings Fruit 2-3 Servings Vegetables 4-6 Servings Protein 2-3 Servings Fat 1-2 Max CLA Capsules (optional) *Low glycemic carbs can be added to these meals as your calories increase. Weight Training and Cardio Program Monday: 45-60 minutes Weight Training followed by 15-20 minutes Low-Intensity Cardio Tuesday: 45-60 minutes Weight Training followed by 15-20 minutes Low-Intensity Cardio Wednesday: OFF Thursday: 45-60 minutes Weight Training followed by 15-20 minutes Low-Intensity Cardio Friday: 45-60 minutes Weight Training followed by 15-20 minutes Low-Intensity Cardio Saturday: OFF Sunday: OFF OR

Monday: 45-60 minutes Weight Training Tuesday: 45-60 minutes Weight Training Wednesday: 30 Minutes Low-Intensity Cardio Thursday: 45-60 minutes Weight Training Friday: 45-60 minutes Weight Training Saturday: 30 Minutes Low-Intensity Cardio Sunday: 30 Minutes Low-Intensity Cardio OR Monday: 45-60 minutes Weight Training Tuesday: 45-60 minutes Weight Training Wednesday: 15-20 Minutes HIIT Thursday: 45-60 minutes Weight Training Friday: 45-60 minutes Weight Training Saturday: 15-20 Minutes HIIT Sunday: 30 Minutes Low-Intensity Cardio (Optional)

Chapter 10
High Performance Food List

High Performance Nutrient Selection Starches (equal to 1 serving of Carbohydrate)

12-15 grams carbohydrate BREADS * Bagel - whole-wheat, oat-bran, 9-grain (3.5 inch) * Bread - whole-wheat, oat-bran, 9-grain * Ezekiel bread (sprouted grains NO FLOUR) * Whole Wheat English muffin * Whole Wheat Pita bread (6.5 inch in diameter) * Whole Wheat Tortilla, 6 inches across CEREALS & GRAINS * Barley (pearled) (dry) * Kashi Medley * Cream of Wheat regular or quick (dry) * Granola, low-fat (Heartland brand) * Grape-Nuts (Post brand) * Honey * Millet (dry) * Oat Bran (dry) * Oatmeal (Quaker Instant/Old Fashion, dry) * Pasta, wheat (noodles, bowtie, shells etc), (cooked) * Quinoa Grain (dry) * Rice, brown long-grain (cooked) * Rolled Oats * Steel Cut Oats, dry STARCHY VEGETABLES * Baked potato (no skin) * Baked Sweet potato (baked no skin) * Yams (baked, no skin) DRIED BEANS & LENTILS ALSO COUNTS AS 1 MEAT SERVING * Black Beans (S&W - canned) * Red Kidney, Pinto Beans (Green Giant - canned)

or 42g 1 slice or 32g 1 slice or 33g or 32g 1 or 35g 1.25 tbsp or 15.6g 1/3 cup or 19.8g 1.5 tbsp or 16.7g 2.5 tbsp or 16.5g 2.5 tbsp or 16.5g tbsp or 15.8g 1.5 tbsp or 18.75g 3.5 tbsp or 20.5g cup or 20g 1/3 cup or 46g 1.75 tbsp or 18.6g 1/3 cup or 64.35g cup or 20.25g 1/8 cup or 20g

63.8g or 2.25 oz 56.7g or 2 oz 56.7g or 2 oz

106g or 3.75 oz 85g or 3 oz

Fruits (equal to 1 serving of Carbohydrate) 12-15 grams carbohydrate

* Apple, (with peel) * Banana, (peeled) * Blueberries (fresh) * Grapefruit, (peeled) * Grapes * Mango (fresh) * Orange, (peeled) * Pineapple * Peach (fresh) * Pear (fresh) * Papaya (fresh) * Raisins (seedless) * Strawberries (fresh) * Watermelon (fresh)

3.25 oz or 92g 2.25 oz or 64g 3.5 oz or 99g 6.5 oz or 184g 3 oz or 85g 3 oz or 85g 3.5 oz or 99g 4 oz or 113g 4.55 oz or 127.5g 3 oz or 85g 5 oz or 141.75g 2 tbsp or 18.5g 6.5 oz or 184g 5 oz or 141.75g

Milk (equal to 1 serving of Protein & 1 serving Carbohydrate) 12-15 grams carbohydrates 6-8 grams protein MILK & VERY LOW-FAT MILK * Skim milk (0 grams fat) * 1% Milk * Plain non-fat yogurt * Yoplait/Dannon Light Fruit yogurt LOW-FAT MILK Also Counts as 1 Fat serving * 2 % milk * Plain low-fat yogurt * Sweet acidophilus milk WHOLE MILK Also Counts as 2 Fat servings * Whole milk

1 cup or 8 Floz 1 cup or 8 Floz cup or 6 oz 6 oz (1 container)

1 cup or 8 oz cup or 6.5 oz 1 cup

1 cup or 8 oz

Vegetables (equal to 1 serving of Vegetables) 4-6 grams carbohydrates

All servings sizes are based on (raw or steamed)

* Asparagus 4 oz or 113 g * Broccoli 2.75oz or 78g or cup * Cauliflower 2.75oz or 78g or cup * Green Beans 2.2oz or 62.5g or cup * Onions 53g or 1.86 oz or 1/3 cup * Spinach 125g or 4.4oz or 2/3 cup * Celery 120g or 4.25 oz or 1 cup * Cucumber 156g or 5.5 oz or 1/3 cup * Green onions 50g or 1.75 oz or cup * Mushrooms 78g or 2.5 oz or cup * Tomato 90g or 3.2 oz or cup * Salad greens (lettuce, romaine) 165g or 5.2 oz or 3 cups

Protein (equal to 1 serving of Meat) 6-8 grams protein

VERY LEAN MEAT (all measurements AFTER cooked) * Chicken breast (white meat) boneless/skinless 1 oz or 28.35g * Turkey breast (LEAN) 1 oz or 28.35g * Fresh fish (cod, haddock, halibut, tuna, tilapia) 1 oz or 28.35g * Shell fish (crab, lobster, shrimp) 1.25 oz or 35.5g * Egg whites 2 or 67g * Egg Beaters cup or 2.15 oz or 61g * Non-fat cottage cheese cup or 2 oz or 57 g * Salmon Fillet 1 oz or 28.35g (also counts as fat serving) * Lean Sirloin oz or 21.25g * Egg (including yolk) 1 or 50g (also counts as 1 fat serving) * Cheese 2% (Reduced Fat) 1 oz or 28.35g (also counts as 1 fat serving) * Salmon 1 oz or 28.35g (also counts as fat serving)

Fat (equal to 1 serving of Fat) 5 grams fat MONOUNSATURATED FATS & POLYUNSATURATED FATS * Avocado 1 oz or 28.35g * Almonds (dry roasted) 1/3 oz (~ 6 pieces) or 1 tbsp or 8.6g * Benecol light 1 tbsp or 14g * Cashews 1/3 oz or 1 tbsp or 9.65g * Enova oil 1 Tsp or 4.5g * Flax oil 1 Tsp or 4.5g * Mayonnaise (Light, reduced-fat) 1 Tbsp or 15g * Oil (olive or canola, Enova) 1 tsp or 4.5g or 0.16 oz * Peanuts 1/3 oz or 9.36g * Peanut/Almond butter (smooth or crunchy) 2 tsp or 0.38 oz or 10.6g * Pecans oz or 1 tbsp or 7.44g * Salad dressing (Light, reduced-fat) 2 Tbsp or 30g * Sesame seeds 1Tbsp or 1/3 oz or 9.4g * Smart Balance Light spread 1 tbsp or 14g * Sunflower seeds 1Tbsp or 1/3 oz or 9.0g * Walnuts 1Tbsp or 1/4 oz or 7.5g

FREE FOOD LIST Less than 20 calories per serving Less than 5 gram carbohydrates per serving Recommended at 1 serving per meal per day

FAT FREE or REDUCED FAT * Cream cheese * Creamers, non-dairy liquid * Creamer, non-dairy powder * Mayonnaise, fat-free * Margarine, fat-free * Miracle Whip, non-fat * Salad dressing, fat-free * Sour cream, fat-free SUGAR FREE or LOW SUGAR * Hard candy, sugar free * Gelatin dessert, sugar free * Gum, sugar free * Jam or jelly. Low sugar or light * Syrup, sugar free

1 Tbsp 1 Tbsp 2 Tbsp 1 Tbsp 4 Tbsp 1 Tbsp 1 Tbsp 2 Tbsp

1 piece 1 1 piece 2 tsp 2 Tbsp

DRINKS * Coffee * Club soda * Diet soft drinks, sugar free * Tea * Tonic water SUGAR SUBSTITUTES Equal (aspartame) Splenda (Sucralose) Sprinkle Sweet (saccharin) Sweet One (Acesulfame potassium) Sweet n Low (saccharin)

About the Author

Derek The Beast Charlebois is an ACE certified personal trainer, competitive bodybuilder, and holds a Bachelors degree in Exercise Science from The University of Michigan. Derek is the Promotions Coordinator/R&D at Scivation/Primaforce and is involved in coordinating promotions, research and development, advertising, and marketing. Derek is an accomplished author with articles on such websites as,, the online magazines and, and is a contributing author to the book Game Over: The Final Showtime Cut Diet Youll Ever Need! and The Lifestyle Diet: The Final Diet Youll Ever Need to Stay Lean and Healthy Forever. Derek is available for online personal training; personal training inquiries can be sent to His website is