M.A.X. Muscle Plan 2.0-2nd Edition, The
BookWidely regarded as one of America’s leading strength and fitness professionals, Brad Schoenfeld has won numerous natural bodybuilding titles and has been published or featured in virtually every major fitness magazine. Now the best-selling author brings his expertise to a resource that has everything needed for completing a total-body transformation in just six months.
The M.A.X. Muscle Plan 2.0, Second Edition, is packed with step-by-step directions for 106 of the most effective exercises and over 200 photos that demonstrate the revolutionary muscle-building program. Schoenfeld provides a science-based program specifically designed to promote lean gains and help you reach your ultimate muscular potential. The book's three-phase total-body program can be customized to your individual needs to dramatically transform your physique in just six months’ time. For those who are relatively new to resistance training or are coming back from a prolonged layoff, there is a M.A.X. break-in routine designed to prepare the body to deal with the rigorous nature of the M.A.X. Muscle Plan program. Further, there are chapters devoted to providing cardio training guidelines and nutrition recommendations, based on the latest scientific research, that complement the M.A.X. Muscle Plan program.
The second edition has been completely revamped to include updated science and research-based evidence as well as 12 sidebars that break down specific topics and offer applied examples. Two new chapters have also been added: a chapter with detailed information on the M.A.X. Muscle Plan warm-up and a Q&A chapter that provides answers to 13 common questions Schoenfeld has received since the first edition of the book.
Results from The M.A.X. Muscle Plan 2.0 speak for themselves; thousands have successfully transformed their bodies by following the program. It is the blueprint for achieving—and maintaining—maximal muscle development.
CE exam available! For certified professionals, a companion continuing education exam can be completed after reading this book. The M.A.X. Muscle Plan 2.0, Second Edition, Online CE Exam may be purchased separately or as part of the The M.A.X. Muscle Plan 2.0, Second Edition, With CE Exam package that includes both the book and the exam.
Please note: This book is not affiliated with Joe Wells Enterprises or MAX Muscle Sports Nutrition.
AudienceIndividuals seeking to transform their physical appearance using a structured program that does not require long hours in the gym.
Table of ContentsChapter 1. The Science of Hypertrophy: What Makes Muscles Grow?
Chapter 2. M.A.X. Periodization
Chapter 3. Exercises for the Back, Chest, and Abdomen
Chapter 4. Exercises for the Shoulders and Arms
Chapter 5. Exercises for the Lower Body
Chapter 6. M.A.X. Warm-Up
Chapter 7. M.A.X. Break-In Routine
Chapter 8. M.A.X. Strength Phase
Chapter 9. M.A.X. Metabolic Phase
Chapter 10. M.A.X. Muscle Phase
Chapter 11. M.A.X. Nutrition
Chapter 12. The Cardio Connection
Chapter 13. The M.A.X. Muscle Plan 2.0 Q&A
Quotes"The M.A.X. Muscle Plan 2.0 is a must-read for all aspiring fitness enthusiasts who seek to maximize their muscularity. Brad Schoenfeld is the world's premier hypertrophy specialist. His combination of academic research–based knowledge with practical in-the-trenches gym experience sets this program apart from everything else on the market."
—Bret Contreras, PhD, Author of Glute Lab and Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy
"When it comes to conducting, synthesizing, and communicating research on muscle hypertrophy, there is no one better than Brad Schoenfeld. I simply cannot recommend his book enough. If muscle growth is a goal for you, then you'd be doing yourself a disservice to not read this book."
—Layne Norton, PhD, Pro Natural Bodybuilder
"In The M.A.X. Muscle Plan 2.0, Brad offers programs that are scientifically sound, giving you maximal results in minimal time."
—Tom Venuto, Author of Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle
ExcerptsHow should I modify the M.A.X. Muscle Plan in my fifties?
Try this move: cable fly
Understanding metabolic training
What is time under tension?