MI40x is a new muscle building program put together by Ben Pakulski. My general rule has been that most of the information regarding the workouts of pro bodybuilders doesn’t apply to the ordinary trainee.
Most. Not all. Ben Pakulski and his MI40x workout program is one of the exceptions to the rule. Ben Pakulski is a top professional bodybuilder from Canada, who also happens to be a trainer.
I have to admit, the fact that MI40x was coming from a pro bodybuilding was a big negative for me. If I had to pick one thing that turned me off about the program, this would be it. I may not have even looked at it but it was recommended by a friend of mine. But after looking into Ben and the program, Ben Pakulski is not your typical pro bodybuilder who performs the same old crazy workouts that only work for the genetically advantaged.
So what IS Mi40x anyway? Besides being a strange name for a muscle building program.
40 stands for 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.
Two important things in that sentence stood out for me that made me think this program had a lot of potential.
The first is that Ben Pakulski focuses on the amount of time the muscle is under tension. The concept of time under tension for the working muscle is crucial for building muscle mass.