Just about 20 years ago, I purchased, what eventually turned out to be if not my favorite, easily the top 2-3, and most influential publications I have been fortunate enough to have encountered as a lifetime natural physique enthusiast.
John McCallum’s “Complete Keys To Progress.”
The book was actually a compilation of articles published by “Strength & Health” magazine, and eventually was comprised into a systematic, progressive program by Dr. Randall Strossen PHD.
The articles were extremely well-written, with a unique flair of comedy, era epoch, and outstanding, results-producing information.
In fact, if you are just getting started in this health and fitness lifestyle, and committed to being the very best you and be as a natural, you could save yourself all sorts of time, energy and cash, by just following the progressive programming that is outlined in this classic book.
At one juncture in the progression, there is programming that is focused on what John calls “The Impressive Areas.”
John deemed these “impressive areas,” The deltoids, pectorals, and abdominals.
What a great book, and these articles are pure gold!
Recently, I was reminiscing about this outstanding gem of a manual.
At the age of 47+ and with still a bit (maybe more than a bit) of a chip on my shoulder, still something to give, something to prove, I decided to go very deep into the rabbit hole.
My intention and focus for the next 30-60, possibly 90 days, is to put my unique spin on the concept of training “The Impressive Areas” circa 2018.
My focus will be slightly different from John’s.
Deltoids. Traps. Arms. Forearms. Abdominals.
This past week, I have methodically constructed what has turned out to be a training system that is certainly unconventional, but yet will hopefully deliver the vision I have.
This will be a very high frequency program, (So far, I have eight different sessions planned, that I will be performing properly scheduled, plus, intelligent interspersing of cardio/conditioning.)
I will be posting each and every session.
Stay tuned, or better yet, join me on this Summer venture!