First, MI stands for Muscle Intelligence. It is the practice of applying biomechanics, physics, and scientifically proven methods to build massive amounts of muscle as fast as humanly possible. INTENT is Ben’s trademark technique that addresses the problem of not being able to go heavier and heavier with your weights unless you wish to carry more risk than reward.
The name, MI40 – “Muscle Intelligence” is significant to this program because it is representative of the conscious INTENT, to create TENSION in the muscle, as well as the pun of overall mass creation.
The number 40, is the most important number in this program because it is the number that has the most scientific significance in MI40. 40 is representative of the number of days in the program (40 days), the rest between sets (40 seconds), and the number of exercises used in constructing this muscle building protocol.
As will be explained in the program, 40 days has been proven to be the most optimal amount of time to adapt to any new training program (6weeks). 40 seconds is the ideal amount of “Time under Tension”(TUT) to illicit muscular hypertrophy. 40 seconds rest is the ideal amount of time to allow your CP and ATP Glycolytic energy pathways to recover before the next set (these are the energy pathways that drive muscular contraction of fast twitch muscle fibers which are responsible for growth!).
- 40 days
- 40 second rest periods
- 40 exercises
- 40-day meal plans
In the MI40 Foundation DVD, Ben teaches you how to apply INTENT to virtually every exercise, not an easy task if you’re untrained in biomechanics and kinesiology (Ben holds a degree from the University of Western Ontario in Kinesiology).
On barbell presses for chest, for example, you try to push your hands together. One thing is certain: Forget about using your normal weights… Read more…