From: Mike Westerdal, CriticalBench.com
Subject: Hampton Strength Systems
There seems to be an accepted notion that aesthetic bodybuilding techniques can’t be integrated within the structure of an empirical powerlifting workout program. I firmly believe otherwise.
It has been my observation upon viewing the iron game there are two types of people. First there are those who are pumpers and toners and secondly there are those who concentrate on the brute power of heavy lifting alone.
That is until recently when we have a metamorphosis of a third type of hybrid person who trains to combine the best of both worlds. It involves the nice blood choked pump of the bodybuilder yet it’s got the rugged and capable power of a strength athlete.
Powerbodybuilding can be used by competitive bodybuilders as well. It’s great for the early cycle in which a bodybuilder is embarked on the critical muscle mass building phase. For the contest entering and winning bodybuilder it is important for him to be perceived as someone who doesn’t just have herculean size which is ALL SHOW and NO GO.
Likewise a strength athlete or powerlifter would like for the public to perceive them as not just someone that lifts heavy iron, but also has the rugged, solid and capable look of a finely tuned athlete.
Many of them possess tremendous tendon and ligament strength but yet as far as overall behemoth muscular bulk they just don’t have it. And when you throw a long sleeved shirt and tie on them they pretty much blend with the masses of the general public.
Personally, that bothers me. Granted, tendon and ligament strength is important, I admit to that. But I’ve observed lifters with larger physiques than mine that move much less heavy iron than I do. I feel that they’re more into a pump phase of training, which is fine, but deep down I know they desperately want to possess more superhuman strength and power. Enter POWERBODYBUILDING.
Some of the most notable luminaries of this movement that I can think of offhand includes and is not limited to: Malcom Brenner, Franco Columbu, Jeff Everson, Lou Ferrigno, John Carl Grimek, Donne Hale, Mike & Ray Mentzer, Sergio Oliva, Reg Park, Bill Pearl, Clancy ross, Bill Seno, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chuck Sipes and Dorian Yates, just to name a few.
All of the guys I have just mentioned have been great assets to the physique game because for them to get the size they possessed they had to do some heavy, heavy lifting and if you looked at their workout programs you could see that they combined heavy tendon and ligament building movements with the muscle sculpting movements of the cosmetic bodybuilder.
And who can forget Chuck Sipes who could squat 6 to 700 pounds and bench nearly 600 pounds, when nobody else near his bodyweight was even close. Plus he was an IFBB super-star bodybuilder to boot.
It’s not by accident that all of the names I have mentioned have ended up at the top in the iron game. They not only looked the part (cosmetic bodybuilder) but they all could push the heavy iron that the general public perceived of them.
Another big advocate of powerbodybuilding is a gentleman by the name of Dave Hampton who I’ve been fortunate enough to learn a lot about. Dave reaped the rewards of this style of training first hand but it didn’t come easy.
You see Dave Hampton struggled for years gaining strength and muscle. He used to run 10K’s, marathons, biked, swam, rowed, hiked and trained to be fit. The problem was he wasn’t very strong or muscular looking at all. In addition to the activities just mentioned all Dave did for weight training was assistance exercises. He never utilized the meat and potatoes of gaining strength and size, exercises like the bench press and squat for example. In fact if he ever did bench or squat he would never go over 135 lbs.
Having submerged himself in study mode he pulled together all the information he could find on gaining mass and getting stronger. He put all this data together, even made a few things up on his own, and then set out on some serious strength training.
After three years of switching to a “strength training rather than fitness approach” he was able to bench press 405 lbs. for 5 reps and benched a maximum of 450 lbs. on three different occasions.
Dave Hampton also performed several Feats of Strength; a one arm jerk press with a 150 pound dumbbell, pulling a 10 ton dump truck, a pickup truck and two cars chained together for 100 feet, he broke seven 2 inch concrete blocks stacked on top of each other with a single blow from his fist, and lifted 1300 pounds 2 inches off a platform in a back style lift, and lifted the back end of his Ford Escort off the ground for reps.
Two years later he benched over 500 for the first time, doing 515 for one strong rep. That’s 2 years after first benching 450 and 5 years after starting his strength training and bench pressing quest.
He even went on to become a gym owner and the very system that he follows to this day has been used by a small group of lifters who train with him at Dave’s Gym & Barbell Club.
These guys are interested in big benching while packing on muscle mass on their entire frames. They have all made great gains while following the methods.
My good friend and Iron Game Columnist Dennis B. Weis and I were able to pick the brain of David Hampton and extract every nugget of strength and muscle building information that had been previously locked up in his underground gym. We were able to learn about several different workouts systems that we collectively decided to call Hampton Strength Systems.
I’ll explain each one below for you but only read on if you’re interested in gaining quality muscle mass plus muscle max strength increases.
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There’s a big difference between muscle bulk training and pump training.
When a bodybuilder or a powerlifter bulk train they use heavy, heavy weights that tear down deep muscle tissue membranes. The muscle rebounds (recovers) and grows abundantly. This is what we call ultimate hypertrophy.
On the other if a bodybuilder or powerlifter subjects themselves to light pumping movements they’ll gorge the muscle with blood literally. I call this a flush pump. Granted this type of training will shape and bring up the muscularity of the muscle bellies but it lacks the integrity of bulk training.
If you want to retain the transitory muscle thickness that you experienced with the flush pump training than you will have to include the deep tearing down of the heavy weight training.
It’s simply one of the best ways to retain muscle thickness (density) where in the morning you wake up and you still look pretty big.
Hampton Strength Systems and especially the Bench Mode program has been geared toward those that desire Total Development. With this power-bodybuilding program you will certainly experience overall strength and size increases.
This is because the program is physiologically constructed to provide heavy intensity work (muscle bulk training) for size and strength and volume high rep work (flush pump training) to add fullness and vascularity to the muscles.
Order your copy of Hampton Strength Systems today to get the look of a physique competitor with the power of a strength athlete.
Keep training hard,
Mike Westerdal, CPT
criticabench1 at gmail.com
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