Power Factor Training : A Scientific Approach to Building Lean Muscle Mass

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Bodybuilding experts Peter Sisco and John Little present a revolutionary new system for building maximum muscle in a minimum amount of time. Power Factor Training emphasizes very heavy overloading of the musculature and long rest periods between workouts, resulting in amazing gains in size and strength. This astounding guide details the proven physiological principles of the program, answers specific training questions, and outlines a concise workout schedule that is sure to ...

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Overview

Bodybuilding experts Peter Sisco and John Little present a revolutionary new system for building maximum muscle in a minimum amount of time. Power Factor Training emphasizes very heavy overloading of the musculature and long rest periods between workouts, resulting in amazing gains in size and strength. This astounding guide details the proven physiological principles of the program, answers specific training questions, and outlines a concise workout schedule that is sure to benefit beginning, intermediate, and advanced bodybuilders.

Peter Sisco is the editor of the Training with Precision newsletter and the innovator of the Power Factor measurement of muscular intensity. His techniques have been used by bodybuilders and strength athletes in 58 countries since 1992.

John Little has been a bodybuilding and fitness writer for more than 15 years, recently with Flex magazine. He is the editor of Martial Arts Legends magazine and the author of The Warrior Within.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780809230716
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 4/28/1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.54 (d)

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Peter Sisco is the editor of the Training with Precision newsletter and the innovator of the Power Factor measurement of muscular intensity. His techniques have been used by bodybuilders and strength athletes in 58 countries since 1992.

John Little has been a bodybuilding and fitness writer for more than 15 years, recently with Flex magazine. He is the editor of Martial Arts Legends magazine and the author of The Warrior Within.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2002

    Where Have You Been All My Life ?

    I'm now 54 and have been weight training since in my teens, through the Marine Corps, have had Home Gyms in three different houses, have worked out in gyms for years with and without a personal trainer and I neither have seen, used, nor ever heard of a system that increases strength and mass quicker than 'Power Factor' training. At the end of the day, the only 'Factor' left up to the trainee is the intensity he or she brings to the program. It has been my experience that 98% of people in gyms are simply playing around and actually don't know what real intensity looks or feels like. If you are not on a first name basis with 'intensity', don't waste time or money on this book; however, if you're not a wuss and are prepared to bust your hump, 'Power Factor' delivers all the results you could possibly want. If you're not gaining strength and muscle with EACH and EVERY workout, stop the 'Power Factor' program and go back to the gym and wiggle the light dumbells around some more for an hour or so and keep on THINKING you're getting a good workout. The 'Power Factor' program's not wrong, you are !! It will give you all the muscle you want. In direct proportion to the amount of effort that you bring with you. Go all out or go home. This system separates the men from the boys...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2002

    Where is the Evidence??

    This has got to be the worst bodybuilding book out there. None of their contradictory advice has any scientific proof. Without evidence, it is not moral to make such statements. Many of their statements neglect the common knowledge based on the study of Biomechanics. But if Sisco and Little put it in a book I quess it must be true. Worthless

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2001

    The Best Ever

    I was always looking for something that would let me put size on quickly and increase my strength as well. Power Factor Training is the way to go. With no juice I increased my size / strength. I had always lifted and followed the tradition of putting in hours at the gym and watched all the other guys abusing substances to make gains. I would'nt do it. One day I found this book and put it to use. Within 1 month I dramatically increased the weight amounts I could lift and my body size. It's amazing! I dont know these guys at all but I would like to thank them for putting together a great product.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2001

    Excellent book, section on proper rest invaluable.

    I've been a weight lifter for 8 years, always gaining strength but not substantial size. The technique in the book has increased size noticeably in a month. Great for people who have trained for awhile, not for the true beginner. Sections regarding proper length of rest periods is invaluable, also the actual power factor measurements act as a great motivator.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2000

    Good Book, Great Workout!!!

    The methodology recomended by the authors, ie partial reps, goes against what the mass utilizes, full rep training. However, this method provides you with a better gauge of your results thru the 'power factor measurement.' It allows you to see if you are getting stronger or if more rest time is needed due to overtraining. Some have said that the method is simplistic, that you are not working hard at all because you've limited your range of motion, well tell my sore body that, it won't believe you. Currently I've reduced my training to every 7-8 days, which surely frees up more time to pursue other activities, such as rest! Also this method is tailored to your individual needs, not any 'set method' such as 3 sets of 10,etc. Also I agree with the previos review that this may not be for beginers beacause of the intensity generated in the workout, heavy poundages to stimualte muscle growth. All in all, I recommend the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2000

    This System Works!

    I done weight training for several decades, trying most every technique. I gain very little in terms of size, but some strength gains. I have experienced the best growth and strength increases using the system propounded by this book. It goes against some of the 'conventional wisdom' that has become dogma, but give it a try for two months and see what happens.

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