MI40 a.k.a Mass Intentions 40 is a 40 day program that uses 40 minute workouts comprised of strategically selected 40 second sets (and there’s a scientific reason for all three 40s) created by IFBB Pro Bodybuilder Ben Pakulski.
The name, MI40 – “Mass Intentions” 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 amount of time in a set (40 seconds), the rest between sets (40 seconds), and the number of exercises used in constructing this muscle building protocol.
Many of you will immediately recognize the scientific significance of all of these numbers and some of you may not. The number 40 was chosen because of it being the MOST optimal number for many of these variables.
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!).
MI stands for MASS INTENTIONS and INTENTIONS 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.
Going heavier isn’t your best option, especially after a few years of lifting, if you want to stimulate muscle growth and you most look to other solutions. With INTENTIONS you change the angle of pushing or pulling by means of a technique almost imperceptible to an observer. You push inward or pull outward with your hands or feet as you perform an exercise.
In the MI40 DVD, Ben teaches you how to apply INTENTIONS 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.
With intentions you introduce a variable that can awaken dormant muscle fibers and stimulate them in fresh, new ways. Pakulski has used intentions to get more out of exercises like leg presses, squats, barbell rows, bench presses and overhead presses—really anything that has you pushing or pulling both limbs at once on a bar or roller pad. It’s helped him become ripped at 270, place Top 10 at the Arnold Pro Show, Top 5 at the Flex Pro show and on his way to qualifying for the Mr. Olympia next year! INTENTIONS is 100% unique and will breath new life into your workouts. More important, it stimulates new muscle growth based on science and biomechanics.
Here’s more details on what you will get from MI40 Program:
Component #1: The 40-Day MASS Intelligence Training Manual
The training manual goes into depth explaining the science behind the intensifier technique NOS™ (Neurological Overload Set) and how to execute Intentions. Ben has used NOS™ & Intentions to become one of the best bodybuilders on the planet and will rely on it right until the Mr. Olympia. You can use it to change your body & life.
Component #2: The 40-Day MASS Consumption Nutrition Manual
The Nutrition Manual teaches you how to achieve the most common goal (building muscle & losing fat in less time) by implementing Ben’s patented dietary strategy known as Three Phase Nutrition.
Component #3: The 40-Day MASS Instruction Workout Videos
In these video you’ll get coached by Big Ben and watch him guide world-class athletes like Figure Champ Emily Stirling, Bodybuilding Champion Matt Stirling, Pro Fitness Model Vince Del Monte, and TNA wrestler ‘The Freak’ Rob Terry, to the next level. There are 8 videos in this component and each video will guide you how to train your abs, legs, chest, triceps, hams, back, biceps, and delts.
Component #4:The 40-Day MASS Proportions Exercise Execution Guide
MI40 is a training system that is made up of the 40 best-ever exercises and categorized into MASS Construction exercises and MASS Appeal exercises – some common and many unique. In this exercise demo guide, all 40 exercises will be demonstrated with pictures showing the start and finish position of every exercise. As well, each exercise is explained in explicit detail how to maximally shorten and lengthen a muscle through it’s FULL range of motion, which is PARAMOUNT, to double your gains.
Component #5:The 40-Day MASS Prescription Printable Workout Sheets
In this component, Ben outlined all 40 workouts on individual workout sheets that break down every exercise, set, rep, rest period, tempo, when to apply NOS ™, and bonus tips.
Component #6:The 40-Day MASS Pursuit Calendar
In this calendar, the entire 40 days (6 weeks) is organized day-by-day to track your progress, set workout goals, keep you motivated and to avoid broken focus. Transform your body one workout-at-a-time.
Component #7: The 40- Day MASS Supplement Stack Protocol
This supplementation protocols addresses the most important aspect of recovery – reducing inflammation. Appropriate supplementation involving the highest-quality fish oils, proteolytic enzymes, minerals, tumeric and a few other overlooked gems. The best news is that you don’t need a crazy budget to afford the basics.