FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I am sure we have all seen those in the gym that claim they workout on a regular basis, but if they have not told us, we would have never been able to guess. So why is it that many people go to the gym with very limited success? I am sure you have heard the expression: “Failing to plan is planning to fail” and it is no different when it comes to muscle building. Muscle building is a science and therefore needs to be calculated scientifically and for that you need a scientific muscle building plan calculated with precision. The meticulous calculation should involve everything that is essential to build muscle. Meticulous calculation of exercise selection, exercise order, workout length, set length, rest period, food selection and calorie intake should all be included in a muscle building program.
A muscle building meal plan is just as important as the muscle building workout program itself as the right intake of calories is essential depending on your specific body fat percentage, body weight and your fitness goals.
If you just eat for the sake of eating but never know how many calories you actually consume, then how would you ever be able to meet your fitness goals? When your goal is to shred, you need a shredding meal plan and when your goal is to grow, you need a scientific growth meal plan. The same is true with exercises in the gym. If you just hit the gym without a plan, then how are you going to keep track whether you have worked out hard enough in the gym or whether you overtrained? How will you make sure that you do not overemphasise training certain muscle groups e.g your upper body, but neglect to put the same emphasis on leg training for example.
Not having a muscle building plan designed scientifically by a professional will simply result in you wasting your time and money in the gym.
Ben made a conscious effort to make sure that it is possible to follow the MI40 Xtreme 2.0 program at a home gym by incorporating machines and exercises in this muscle building program that can be easily replicated at home. That said, you will have to be quite experienced at working out in a home gym , as improvisation might be required, as this muscle building program does include equipment that is usually only found in a gym.
Unfortunately these are two totally different programs and there are no discounts on offer for existing MI40 members. Fortunately the price is very reasonable and fantastic value for money. Ben highly recommends that existing MI40 members first complete the MI40 Foundation program before diving into MI40 Xtreme 2.0.
MI40X 2.0 is a digital product that works on both MAC and PC. No hard copy will be shipped with the benefit of no added shipping cost or waiting time. Once payment received you will have instant access to the MI40X memership site where you will be able to download all MI40X 2.0 content.
MI40 Xtreme 2.0 is a combination of all the most effective shortcuts Ben Pakulski compiled over the years to build the maximum amount of muscle in the shortest possible time. The MI40 CEP Training Program was birthed from Ben Pakulski’s extensive education from the world’s brightest doctors, therapists and performance coaches.
The effectiveness of MI40 Xtreme 2.0 is due to the principles of NOS and Intent. NOS stands for neurological overload sets with the intention to contribute to muscle growth and overcoming plateaus. Intent teaches you how to feel your muscles when going heavier and is the ideal tool to exhaust your muscles safely.
The number forty has been proven to be the ideal amount of time for virtually every muscle building variable. The MI40 CEP Training System was designed for long lasting results.
MI40 Xtreme 2.0 is a great muscle building program for anyone that wants to improve their physiques in the shortest amount of time possible and to considerably improve the quality of their workout in the gym. Although MI40 Xtreme is not for the faint hearted, it caters for the beginner, intermediate and for the advanced.
MI40 Xtreme 2.0 is a very intense program that harnesses the power of your fat burning hormones. MI40 Xtreme is ideal for those that wish to lose fat and build lean muscle. Customised MI40 Xtreme shredding meal plans can also be very helpful to ensure the optimal diet necessary for shedding fat and gaining lean muscle. Ben Pakulski offers additional to the MI40 Xtreme 2.0 program, customised MI40X meal plans that will ensure that you consume the right amount of calories according to your body fat percentage in order to lose weight and gain lean muscle mass.
Certainly. In addition to following the MI40 Xtreme muscle building program, nutrition is absolutely essential in gaining weight. In addition to the MI40 Xtreme muscle building program, Ben Pakulski also provides customised growth meal plans which can be specifically customised to your body fat percentage and fitness goals. Be aware that the MI40x growth meal plans have a big amount of calories that needs to be consumed on a daily basis , but one thing is for sure, no matter how scrawny you are or how fast your metabolism, it will be impossible not to gain considerable weight in the form of lean muscle if you follow the customised MI40X growth meal plans customised by Ben Pakulski in conjunction with following the MI40X muscle building program religiously.
Although the concepts laid out in MI40X is for the more advanced, the principles laid out in the program in how to perform exercises safely and correctly are essential for anyone that steps into the gym for the first time. The muscle building manuals and instructional videos are crystal clear and therefore exercises can be performed safely and efficiently by even complete beginners. Although the program is designed for the more advanced, it does include beginner, intermediate and advanced exercise manuals to meet you at whatever level of fitness you might find yourself. I will confess that even the beginner exercise manuals are quite challenging, but there is no reason why you cannot work your way up to the point where you can cope with the entry level workout checklist.
According to Ben, age is simply a number. I was very surprised to hear Ben say that he knows guys in their 60s in better shape than most 25 year olds.
Ben Pakulski does not morally recommend anyone under the age of 15 to engage in a rigorous workout regime.
According to Ben, some females have had the most astounding results. Hormone regulation is probably even more important for women looking to build muscle than it is for men. The techniques laid out in MI40X 2.0 allow you to optimise hormone levels through intense training.
Only one. MI40X is a very demanding muscle building program which will result in your muscles being exhausted and your nervous system overloaded. I recommend that you follow up MI40X with a less intense muscle building program to allow your muscles and nervous system to recover before repeating the MI40X cycle again.
Ben Pakulski personally use the MI40 CEP Training Program to prepare for his bodybuilding competitions and not only does it work for him, but also for many of his top-level national bodybuilders. You may have to reduce the training load for the last two weeks or start the program eight weeks before the contest. After picking up the program, you are welcome to consult with Ben Pakulski personally via email and he will make perfectly sure that you nail it.
First of all it is important to remember to stick to your meal plans to ensure that you get your nutrition, vitamins, minerals and calories from the food you consume. Supplements is exactly what it says, a supplement, and should never be a replacement for food. Although supplements can certainly help to increase performance, maximise the release of natural testosterone, speed up recovery and help to reduce inflammation, it is not going to be as effective if you do not stick to your meal plans. In the MI40X 2.0 program, Ben Pakulski will recommend what supplements to use from A – Z and will give a break down of exactly what is needed for optimal performance depending on your particular fitness goals.
Meal plans to follow are essential to ensure that you consume the right amount of calories during each phase of the bodybuilding program depending on your fitness goals and fitness phase e.g whether you are bulking or shredding. It is therefore essential to have a growth and shredding plan depending in which phase you find yourself in. The MI40 CEP Training System includes guidelines on nutrition/meal plans during all phases, but will not include a customised meal plan specific to your body fat percentage, body weight etc. so there will still be quite a bit of work for you to do to calculate the amount of calories you need in order to reach your fitness goals. However, Ben Pakulski got you covered here. Ben, offers MI40X customers an amazing opportunity to have Ben customise growth and shredding meal plans professionally tailored to your specific needs according to your body fat percentage and body weight. I personally requested meal plans for myself from Ben and it made a world of difference as it ensures that the calculations are done correctly and therefore gives me the confidence that I will have the best possible results with MI40X. There is an additional charge for Ben customising these meal plans for you, but I can assure you that it is more than worth your investment as it will save you a ton of time, and as mentioned already, it will ensure that the calculations are done correctly and therefore eliminates the likelihood of possible calculation errors due to inexperience. When you pick up the MI40X program, you will be offered the opportunity to purchase customised meal plans from Ben should you wish to. If you choose to do so, Ben will ask you to provide information in regards to your body fat percentage and body weight as well as your fitness goals. You will then be emailed your customised meal plans to your preferred email.
Can I ask Ben to customise a meal plan for me specific to my body fat percentage, body weight and fitness goals?
Yes. When you pick up the MI40X program, Ben Pakulski will offer you the opportunity (as an up sell) to request customised MI40X meal plans, specific to your body fat percentage, body weight and according to your fitness goals. Ben is able to provide you with shred and growth plans for each of the phases you might find yourself in during the MI40X program. I personally requested customised meal plans from Ben and the quality of what you receive is more than worth the investment. The MI40x customised meal plans are specific to each phase of the program and as your calorie needs are professionally calculated for each phase, you can be sure that you will get the best possible results from MI40X 2.0.
It’s addictive! Forty different workouts in total. The only real downside to the program is that it requires hard work, focus and dedication. As like anything in life you only get out what you put in. The up side to the downside of having to work hard is that even if you apply only a fraction of the principles as laid out in this program, then you will still see dramatic results.
Any bodybuilding diet will be expensive and there is no exception when it comes to following the.MI40X muscle building meal plans It will also be quite time consuming to customise your own muscle building meal plans using the MI40X nutritional guide provided. You can take a shortcut by asking Ben Pakulski to customise MI40X meal plans for you specific to your body fat percentage, body weight and fitness goals. Even so, it will still require hard work and dedication to prepare the meals and to stick to the MI40X meal plans as recommended.
Every detail has been meticulously calculated into the program. The exercise selection, exercise order, set length, rest period and food selection have all been calculated into the program.
The number 40 in the MI40 Xtreme program makes reference to the forty individual workouts contained in MI40 Xtreme. Each week you rotate through different exercises so you’re not following the same seven day workout six times (40 days).
It is essential that when you walk into the gym that you know exactly what it is you have to do to ensure that you do not wonder whether you have trained enough or whether you overtrained. When following the MI40X muscle building program you can be assured that you have done the best you could do in the gym to give yourself the best possible chance of reaching your muscle building potential.
Ben Pakulski is so confident that the MI40X program will certainly work for anyone that is willing to put in an honest effort, that he is offering a full money back guarantee, no questions asked. You know what this means, right? No more excuses for you to not build that dream body you always wanted.
This is the number one question posed to Ben Pakulski and I will quote his words in answering this question. “If MI40 was high school, this is a PHD in muscle building.” The first original “MI40 Foundation” was based on mastery of the foundational aspects of muscle building like, tension techniques, precision execution via intentions, time under tension and tempo.
Version 2.0 is a whole new beast which builds on your original foundation. The MI40 CEP Training System focus on a brand new protocol that actually increases the number of muscle fibres in each muscle, and massively improves recovery time by increasing the number of nuclei in the cell. Obviously the more muscle fibres you have, the bigger you can get.
Where as MI40 Foundation taught you the basics of precision exercise execution, MI40X takes it to a whole new level with way more detailed execution tips and tricks to take you to the next level.
MI40X contains a manual called the “7 Day Detox Diet” that teaches you how to detox harmful estrogens that are wreaking havoc on your ability to build muscle. Furthermore MI40X provides you with a full 18 weeks of programming that allows for a built in progression for muscle building enthusiasts from Newbie to Professional. Included you will find a 6-phase fully periodised 40 day program to address hypertrophy, power and strength. This program will push your limits and maximise growth.
If you are sitting on the fence because of worries that MI40 Xtreme 2.0 is simply a rehash of MI40 Foundation, then I can assure you that this is definitely not the case. MI40 Xtreme is brand new and seriously cutting edge and not information you will find floating around in cyberspace, because frankly no one else is teaching this cutting edge muscle building information.
Hypertrophy Max is IFBB pro bodybuilder, Ben Pakulski’s flagship product. Hypertrophy Max is a 12 month periodised muscle building program created on the principles of muscular hypertrophy. Hypertrophy Max focuses on a different method of hypertrophy or body part specialisation in each phase. It is designed to be completed indefinitely for long-term progress. Smart MI40/MI40X students graduate into HMAX. It’s that simple.
MI40X focuses on cell swelling, hyperemia and increasing the density of nuclei in the muscle cell to speed up recovery and growth. It is such a challenging program that one should take a break (3-4 weeks is recommended) between rounds and should not be used more than 3-4 times per year. If it is used too often, the body will begin to adapt and progress will slow.
There are advanced techniques and micro-periodisation in MI40X as each week is a different phase and includes phase-specific nutrition. The Xtreme part in MI40 Xtreme 2.0 is there for a reason. If you want to see the most “Xtreme” bodybuilding results in the shortest period of time, then MI40 Xtreme should be your bodybuilding program of choice.
There is no difference. It is one and the same muscle building program. MI40 Xtreme 2.0 is sometimes referred to as the MI40 CEP Training Program or the MI40 CEP Training System. The reason why MI40 Xtreme is referred to as the MI40 CEP Training Program is because MI40 Xtreme is based on the principles of the cell expansion protocol and simply a much more extreme version of the MI40 Foundation muscle building program.