Shannon Pittman

Background

I am a bodybuilder at heart and not a powerlifter though I don't believe that there is anything mutually exclusive about being either. Big muscles are strong muscles and visa versa. There is a "science of bodybuilding" out there I think. I just don't think anyone has accurately described its principles yet.

Thanks for your time,
ShannonName: Shannon Pittman
Years of Bodybuilding: 11
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 181 lbs. approx. 10% BF
Favorite body parts: Quads, Chest
Favorite exercise: Squats
Favorite Supplement: Prolab Creatine, N-large2
Hobbies: Writing music, training, web page authoring.
Favorite bodybuilders: Arnold, Lee Haney, Dorian Yates (The best in the sport!)
Training time: 11 years
My web page: The Get Huge Training Page
Mistakes I've made: Following Arnold's routines for 6 years before discovering a sane method of training.
Education: I hold a Bachelors degree in Biochemistry/Nutrition from Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Articles

  • Multiangular Training & Oher Pointless Protocols!

    In this article I will discuss the ideas of muscle reshaping and training the many angles of a muscle. Two protocols which have stood the test of time despite being false from the beginning.

  • 5-4-3-2-1 Blast Off: Use This Rep Range For Huge Gains!

    There are many different schemes for doing sets and reps in weight training. For those who have been in search of a productive way of training which is a little different, here it is! The 5-4-3-2-1 system is just that, something different that delivers

  • Abbreviated Specialization Routines!

    If you've read anything in the latest muscle rags about specialization for specific body parts you've most likely read that you must do more for that body part in order to get it to respond ...

  • Warming Up For Mass Gains!

    Since I've spent quite enough of my training time using useless strategies and seeing others do the same I'm now going to let everyone in on a real secret to training success: the proper warm-up procedure.

  • Modified Heavy-Light Training!

    For a true HIT trainee this program may not sit really well in their interpretation of the ideal program. The reason is that this program will use light days cycled into the system or rather light exercises. Learn why!

  • High Volume HIT!

    Learn how this method of training from the 30's can give you explosive growth!

  • High Frequency HIT!

    Get massive muscles in 15 minutes a day and less than 20 sets per week! Who can argue with that? Learn how with High Intensity Training.

  • The Ultra Hardgainer Routine!

    For those who seem to have no genetic gifts in the area of body mass gain there is still hope.

  • Mean Poundage Index

    It didn't give much useful information other than that the total poundage lifted per workout could be calculated and compared to that of the previous one.

  • Volumetric Progression!

    Every bodybuilder I speak to seems to utilize only one progression scheme, i.e. double progression method. For those unfamiliar with double progression, it is the method whereby you increase the reps until you reach a predetermined maximum number...

  • Arthur Jones In Brief!

    When I set out to condense Jones' material I had no idea how difficult it was really going to be. Learn about: Indirect effect, Limiting Exercise Number, High Intensity, Secondary Growth Factors, and Reciprocity Failure.

  • The Best Supplements!

    Even the greatest of prohormones will not create the type of gains that a steroid cycle can result in. But none the less there are those that are worthy of mention.

  • Cumulative Fatigue Training!

    I will explore the use of higher volume training and how it can be used reasonably to help produce muscle gains.

  • Squats Vs. Leg Press!

    One aspect of the squat that we cannot ignore is the difficulty involved in supporting large weights atop your body structure.

  • Arthur Jones In Brief. Part Two.

    Many of the bodybuilding standards that we now use were first uttered by Jones and still survive the test of time.