The names “Taylor Lautner” and “Jacob Black” are all over the Internet. These names are found in the top searches in Twitter, Yahoo, Google, Facebook etc.
For those who does not know who Taylor Lautner is, he is the seventeen-year-old who plays the role of Jacob Black (the werewolf) in the blockbuster film “New Moon.”
You heard it right, Taylor is still young, a teenager in fact, and he already got the beach body and eight-pack-abs envied by everyone.
Vince DelMonte, the author of No-Nonsense Muscle Building Program, wrote an article and reveals Taylor has gained thirty pounds of muscle mass just for the movie. To him, the real question is: How Taylor Lautner get ripped and manages to gain thirty pounds of real muscle? Of course, it is expected for this young lad to have a fitness coach, who is paid to help him.
Here are the Five “Top-Notch” Muscle Principles Vince DelMonte thinks Taylor Lautner used: (Copy and pasted from Vince’s blog)
1. Heavy Weights. This is taught in my No Nonsense DVD Series and you’ll hear me say over and over that you need to get a healthy taste of heavier weights to pack on mass.
2. Mixing Up Your Volume. It sounds like Taylor’s trainer ripped a few pages out of my muscle book because you’ll find that one of the key ingredients is mixing up the volume to muscle up. Lifting heavier is not the only way. Even the King of Clay can attest to that.
3. Long Periods of Tension. Anybody who’s gone through my advanced muscle program knows what this is all about. To recruit all the muscle fibers and speed up muscle growth it’s critical that you put your muscles under enough tension. Sets that last 40 seconds to 80 seconds is the ideal period of tension for hypertrophy.
4. Cut Down on Cardio. Between weight training and diet it’s amazing how much fat you can lose and muscle you can pack on. I don’t recommend more than 20 minutes of cardio, three times a week, if you’re looking to pack on at least 30 pounds of muscle. When I gained 41 lbs of muscle in 6 months, I did zero cardio and didn’t gain any fat but then again I had to previous exposure to weights.
5. Don’t Forget to Recover. In total, you won’t need to train more than 5 days a week. At least 3-4 weight training workouts without doing more than 2-3 weight training workouts in a roll will keep you body growing with out plateauing.
Folks, it’s not yet too late to get ripped like Taylor Lautner. You just need to eat right and perform these workout routines (Information below courtesy of: Squiddo)
“Taylor quickly put on 20 pounds of mass due to his age. The thing that fitness magazines never tell you is that you are easily able to gain mass when you first workout.”
“The amount of muscle Taylor put on his body was the natural amount of muscle he was suppose to have. He isn’t big by any stretch of the imagination, which is good. Like just about any young guy…. Taylor (as a skinny kid before) was able to quickly fill in and get close to his genetic potential quickly.”
Day 1: Chest and Shoulders
- 3×12 reps push-ups
- 3×12 reps dips
- 3×10 reps push-ups with feet on stability ball
- 3×10 reps shoulder presses with dumbbells
- 3×12 reps incline bench chest press with dummbells
Day 2: Back and Abs
“People who compete in martial arts derive power from tightening their core…this tightening over time builds hard and defined muscles in the abs. The way to reveal the abs is dieting down to a low body fat percentage, but the reason Taylor Lautner had an exceptional six pack was due to his martial arts experience.”
- 3×20 reps ab crunches
- 3×10 reps wide-grip pull-ups
- 3×10 reps hanging knee raises
- 3×10 reps deadlift with dumbbells
- 3×30s plank
- 3×10 reps pulldown
Day 3: Rest or 30 minutes cardio of your choice
Day 4: Legs
- 3×12 reps single leg squats on each leg
- 3×10 reps calf raises
- 3×10 reps reverse lunges on each leg
- 3×10 reps standing long jumps
Day 5: Arms
- 3×12 reps bench dips
- 3×12 reps close grip push-ups
- 3×10 reps barbell curls
- 3×10 reps rope pushdowns
- 3×10 reps close grip pull-ups
- 3×10 reps incline dumbbell curls
Before ending this post, gaining real muscle mass is not all about working out. You also need to eat, that’s important to your goal. In the case of Taylor Lautner, “his entire goal was to put on muscle weight so his trainer had him eating (healthy) every 2 hours.”