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Fall 2017
Make Your Your oFF Season Season Your Your ON Season!
BY EARL EARL “THE PEARL” SNYDER
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2x 2x 2x MR UNIvERSE- SPAIN & FRANCE 2x 2x 2x PRO PRO PRO PRO WORLD WORLD 2x 2x 2x PRO PRO PRO PRO MASTER WORLD WORLD NPC NPC NATIONAL CHAMP CHAMP – – – 1ST 1ST 3x TEAM UNIvERSE UNIvERSE WINNER NPC NPC USA CHAMP CHAMP – – – 1ST 1ST COMPETED ALL OvER OvER THE WORLD – – OvER OvER 15 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES EARLPEARLSNYDER@LIvE COM COM COM WWW NGAEASTCOASTNATURAL COM COM COM athletes use this time to eat any and
everything in in in in in sight rather than balance their food intake in in in in in a a a a a a a a a a a a a a way that will actually support the the the the building of of more muscle muscle muscle mass So instead of of increasing muscle muscle muscle they increase fat which appears as as as as though it it is is muscle muscle muscle but it is not Naturally the the the more more calories that you you take in in the the the more more energy you you you will will have which will will increase the the the amount of weight that you you you are are able to lift But just because you you you are are increasing in in in in in calories doesn’t mean that you you you have increased in in in in in the quality of your size Lee Corso says “Not so so so fast my friend ” And so so so should this steady increase in in in caloric intake be-not so so fast I have have seen many clients with great results that have have been achieved off season by eating the right amounts and
types o of food So when it was time for them to to step on stage again the the neces- sary improvements were made to to place higher in in their class than they had done previously In order to achieve these types of o results your your off season should be planned just as as as as tediously as as as as your your on on on season Training is one one of the key components in in in in in gain- ing ing ing ing muscle mass Great gains can be achieved by lifting heavier and
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keeping keeping your reps reps and
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sets sets low I advise keeping keeping sets sets at 9 and
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reps reps in in in in in in a a a a a a a a a range between 4 and
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6 per set set set Keep in in in in in mind this does not not include your warm-up sets Another key component is to train the the the the largest body body parts at at the the the the beginning of the the the week week and
each body body part part at at least once per week week It is also important to stay on on a a a a a a a a schedule and
train the the same same body parts the the same same time every week Your diet and
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how and
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what you eat is the most important component towards making significant gains during the off season During this time many athletes tend to to be be heavier which means that your muscles muscles need to to to be be fed more If you you don’t have enough protein intake intake to to feed those muscles muscles they will will not grow As far as your your carbohydrate intake intake you you you will will will need to to to evaluate your your body to to to see how it responds to to to to various increases which will will will be differ- ent for everyone Consuming too many carbs will will make it it it it difficult to to to to transition back to to to to stage weight when it it it it is time for competition so pay attention to to to your your body Remember if you you you you eat like like a a a a a a PAC-MAN PAC-MAN you you you you will look like like a a a a a a a a a PAC-MAN PAC-MAN Consult your your trainer for off season maintenance and
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continue basic supplements like glutamine creatine and
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protein powders Also continue cardiovascular training but only at at the rate needed for maintenance It is is not necessary to do as much if you you maintain disci- pline and
follow your diet “Failing to to plan plan is planning to to fail” so remember that when you you you are are thinking about what you you you are are going to to to do to to to better yourself in in in in in in in the the following year It is okay to to to “let loose” in in in in in in the the the off off season but only in in in in in in moderation The better you you prepare in in in the the the the off off sea- son the the the the more quality o of of size you you you will will put on on on on and
the the the the better of of a a a a a a head start you you will will have on on on on the the the competi- tion when it’s show time n n n NGA NATURAL mag
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