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:
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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.