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Denver, CO (PRWEB) November 25, 2008

This month marked the launch of the XRT Fitness website (xrtfitness) that introduces an exciting new muscle growth system for bodybuilders. The system itself is a short workbook that conceptualizes how to build (and keep) muscle without using steroids, human growth hormone, or any other illegal substances. The workbook also includes some expert suggestions on bodybuilding supplements along with 30 days of workout and diet logs that you can use to keep track of your progress.

Who Should Use The Extreme Results System?

According to their website, The XRT Fitness system promises to be an extremely powerful tool for bodybuilders and fitness enthusiasts. However, it could be used by anyone looking for a better understanding of what it takes to build muscle and burn fat naturally. It combines solid nutritional concepts with surprisingly easy-to-follow 4-day workout plan. The chosen exercises focus on major muscle groups in an effort to make the most out of every workout.

In just a few minutes talking with anyone from the XRT team you can feel the excitement that surrounds this new program. As the saying goes… "Give a man a fish, he eats for a day. Teach a man how to fish, he eats for a lifetime." This is the spirit behind the XRT Fitness system; and it’s what they claim sets it apart from so many of the "fad diets" that are only effective during the short time that you are on them.

"Our goal is to equip people with an understanding of how to make good food choices first. Then, when you combine that understanding with a solid workout program based on a few fundamental exercises, you can completely transform your body," says Jake Bloom, a member of the XRT Fitness Team. "Marketing wise, I know it doesn’t make sense, but putting people in a position to continue to succeed long after they complete the first 30 day workbook is what we really care about."

Where Is The Extreme Results System Sold?

Right now, the XRT System is available through for $24.95. Each purchase is backed by a full 90 day money back guarantee. In fact, the website claims that if you don’t agree that this is the most eye-opening and practical information you’ve ever received on building muscle and burning fat, all you have to do is mail it back and they will issue a full, 100% refund on the spot, no questions asked. Certainly not something you see every day.

For more information on the Extreme Results Training System, please go to xrtfitness


Jake Bloom

XRT Fitness


How To Build Chest Muscle Fast

It may be true that at the end of the day, it is your character that’s important. However, won’t it be better if you are not only a good person, but good-looking too? After all, before anyone can get to know you, you should be noticed first; and nothing’s more noticeable than a trim body. And in someone with a trim body, the first thing that catches anyone’s eye is a well-developed chest. Now you might think that achieving a gorgeous physique is near impossible for you, what with the dismal results of the various techniques you’ve tried.

Do not be discouraged; it is highly likely that you are just putting your trust in the wrong approach. With the right program, you can build chest muscle fast and you’ll be on your way to getting the body you want.

The most important step to build chest muscle fast is to be aware of what you are dealing with — that is, to have at least a basic idea of the muscle involved and the types of exercise that develop it. The chest, or pectoral muscle has four large muscle groups, each of which should be given attention if you want to have well-developed pecs.

There are basically three types of exercise that target the chest muscle: push-up, bench press, and flat bench flies. To get maximum results, incorporate three sets each of the three chest exercises into your workout routine. Remember to take note of the negative lifting part of your routine, too. By exerting effort into lowering or releasing the weights you are lifting, you are also developing your muscles.

Aside from the right type of exercise, you should also make it a point to rest if you want to build chest muscle fast. As with any muscle, overtraining can cause serious damage to your pecs. Avoid this by squeezing rest days in between your workout days to make way for muscle repair and recovery. If you don’t give your muscles a time to heal, not only will they remain sore — causing damage to your body — but they will also not develop into the big muscles you have been dreaming about.

In essence, then, the best way to build and develop your pectoral muscles in the shortest time possible is not to launch into your workout too aggressively to the point that you are going too fast too soon, but to take your time. You’ll see that this is the fastest way to achieve well-developed chest muscles.

With such a large chunk of advertising and infomercials aimed at people looking to lose weight, it seems nobody has any advice (or sympathy) for people trying to gain weight. Anyone can gain a few extra pounds around the midsection (and probably have a blast doing so), but gaining lean muscle takes a more dedicated approach that involves eating and lifting the right way.

Eating for weight gain

  • Protein: 1 gram of protein for every pound of ideal body weight, broken up into 5-6 servings throughout the day, will ensure that your muscles are constantly fueled. That probably sounds like a heck of a lot of protein, but a quality whey protein supplement can help you ease the burden. Just two servings per day add about 50 grams of protein to your total daily intake.
  • Calories: In order to gain weight, you need a surplus of calories. Technically, an extra 3,500 calories equates to one pound, but counting calories is tedious and nearly impossible to accurately calculate (and frankly, who has the time?) Instead, figure out how many daily calories you need to hit your goal weight at a site like, and try to spread that number evenly over the course of a day. Figuring out precisely how many calories your body consumes and expends each day is a futile task, so think of this number as a guideline, not an ultimatum.
  • Carbs: Eat plenty of complex carbs throughout the day to help meet your caloric needs and maintain sufficient energy levels for your workouts. Post-workout, simple carbs are an effective means of getting nutrients to your depleted muscles as quickly as possible.

Exercise for weight gain

A couple hundred spare calories per day can quickly settle along your waistline unless your body uses them to repair and build muscle. Fortunately, your workouts don’t have to monopolize your life if you follow a few key guidelines.

  • Add Variety. If you follow the same weight lifting routine each and every time, your gains will plateau and you will probably give up out of sheer boredom. Force your muscles to grow with new exercises, partial-reps, eccentric lifting (focusing on slowly lowering the weight), and varying rep schemes.
  • Focus on Large Muscle Groups. Muscles tend to grow in proportion to the entire body, so it’s no secret that focusing on the largest muscle groups yields the biggest gains. Dedicate a majority of your gym time to compound moves like deadlifts, squats, and pullups. Exercises like these can recruit 50% or more of your muscles for each and every repetition. The bicep curl? About 3%.
  • Lift Hard and Recover. Technically, lifting weights doesn’t build muscles, it breaks them. Give your muscles enough time to recover (and grow) by resting each muscle group at least 48 hours between lifting sessions. Performing a full-body workout three times per week, utilizing compound exercises, is more than sufficient for adding strength and muscle. More gym time may seem tempting when you are trying to gain weight, but overtraining can actually hamper your muscle growth.
  • Limit (But Don’t Eliminate) Cardio. Looking at any power forward in the NBA should squash that notion that cardio negates muscle growth. While too much cardio can make it difficult to keep up with an increased caloric need, remember that it is working the most important muscle of all, your heart. Limit your cardio to a few sessions per week, either following your weight training or on a separate day altogether.

Sources: Men’s Health

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