Tyler McPeak
3Oct/120

Questions – 10/3/2012

shoutbox7 300x18046 Questions 10/3/2012daniel g
hey tyler have u ever heard of the brand muscle warfare and if u have what do u think of it , is it for real or just bs thanks
1 October 2012

Tyler - Never tried them out

daniel g
hey tyler do u know the ab exercise called rockys that rocky does in the movies if you do then can u put a step by step video of how to do them thanks
30 September 2012

Tyler - I don't do those.  If your talking about the ones hanging upside down. I think they are not necessary and dangerous

Max
Hi Tyler, from your TMT phase 2 videos it seems your workouts are aimed more at bulking and not cutting. However do you think I can use it for my cutting phase since I am about to end phase 1?
30 September 2012

Tyler - how long are you cutting for? you can use phase 2 for continuing to cut.  "cutting" or "gaining" really has to do with your nutrition

Sean
Tyler, I am 170cm and 93.5kg I've been doing cardio 6 times a week and been controling my diet at a calorie deficit of 20% of my TDEE. However, my weight isn't going down. Should I up my cardio?
30 September 2012

Tyler - Sounds like you need to focus more on your diet rather than upping your cardio.. not unless your only doing 20-30 minutes right now. if that's the case I would bump it up to 45 minutes

28Sep/120

TMT-PHASE TWO Cycle 1 BACK!

videos9 300x1201330 TMT PHASE TWO Cycle 1 BACK!My second training eBOOK is available at http://tylermcpeak.com/store for $14.95!

Here is a short glimpse of my BACK workout from cycle 1 of TMT-PHASE TWO!

Towards the end of TMT-PHASE ONE I started to crave the feeling of lifting heavier weights. Now before I go into any further detail I want to address that the words heavier weight is a relative term. Meaning your muscles don't know X amount of poundage that your lifting so that being said I NEVER WANT YOU TO SACRIFICE YOUR FORM FOR TRYING TO MOVE TOO MUCH WEIGHT. As you will see this program is designed to increase strength and really target those fast twitch muscle fibers for the first 4 weeks. It has been years since I've done this low of repetitions and I was curious to see what would happen and the result was getting stronger and my muscles got thicker so be ready to beat the shit out of your body but please be careful. The low rep schemes on certain lifts does not mean that you want to throw form out the window and lose focus of the target muscle. Keep in mind this is still a bodybuilding program and not a powerlifting contest. One of the goals here is to increase your strength during the first 4 weeks by getting a feel for the heavier weight so once weeks 5-8 roll around you should be able to use heavier weights for the higher rep sets that you were not able to use before. The reason for only doing low reps heavier weight for 4 week is to let your joints rest and heal up because you can't continuously try to push your body with maximum poundage and stay healthy. You don't want to be sidelined with an injury that will keep you out of the gym. Even though Cycle 1 is geared towards moving the poundage up and gaining strength each week there are still intensity techniques involved to flush as much blood into the muscle so you are guaranteed to get great pumps! For cycle 2, the purpose is to volumize the muscle with higher reps and target the slow twitch muscle fibers. You will not only get great pumps but also your muscle endurance will really be tested during this phase. More supersets and giant sets are involved during this cycle so be prepared to mentally have to push past the pain of the lactic acid build up. The more lactic acid build up equals a larger amount of growth hormone released! So without further ado welcome to TMT-PHASE TWO!

28Sep/120

Questions – 9/28/2012

shoutbox7 300x18045 Questions 9/28/2012Phill
What's your take on water retention and how can I lower it?
26 September 2012

Tyler - if your not competing or doing some sort of shoot i wouldn't worry about retaining some water. higher carb diet can cause water retention so a way to lower it would be to go low carb. as for sodium the only way sodium will make you retain water is if you restrict it and then have a bunch of it.  i don't restrict sodium and your body naturally gets used to the same amounts every day and you will sweat it out

Brian
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Tyler, do you use or recommend any particular app on the iPhone to log your workouts?
26 September 2012

Tyler - Sorry I don't use any of those.  I design my workouts now the day of my workout and I'll just type it out in the note pad on iphone

Paul
Hey Tyler, would you recommend doing 30 - 45 mins LISS cardio 6 times a week?
25 September 2012

Tyler - It depends on what your goals are and what your body fat is before I could recommend any type of cardio.

jason
Tyler, 2 questions for ya. What is L-Carnitine and what does it do for you? Have you ever taken a fat burner?
25 September 2012

Tyler - carnitine will help you use body fat for energy.  I use it before my cardio.  Yes I have taken a fat burner..I havn't taken one in a while but will be starting one back up next week when I start the cutting process.

27Sep/120

Under 7 week out UPDATE

541319 3359031948406 1426629063 n Under 7 week out UPDATEThis morning I got up knocked out my 30 minutes of cardio on the stair climber.  After that I pretty much felt drained and out of it for most of the day.  I took the day off from weights and in between clients and client calls I managed to get a 30 minute nap in that was a life saver.  I was thinking to myself it's too early to start feeling this shitty lol considering I havn't even started my diet yet.  Cutting starts next Wednesday!  I will be posting my diet up on my members section.  The plan is to cut hard from the start then fill out leading up to the shoot.  EVERYTHING will be posted in the members blog.  I'm definitely not looking forward to feeling like shit all the time but the worse you feel usually the better you look lol.  It'll all be worth it though.  It's been over 2 years since my last shoot and I've NEVER gave a photo shoot 100 percent effort in prep so I can't wait to see the end result.  I've got a videographer that will be filming my workouts and lifestyle type of videos when I'm a couple weeks out from my shoots.

Yesterday was arm day and since I got such a ridiculous pump last week I decided to do the exact workout to see if the same pump would happen.  AND IT DID! That is by far one of my favorite arm workouts so definitely give that one a try and I guarantee your arms will be ballooned up! (workout posted in members blog) Tomorrow is Back day and the plan is to add some hamstrings at the end.  I'm skipping morning cardio and I'm going to run outside tomorrow afternoon.  That will most likely be one of the last time I run outside since I'll be keeping everything LOW INTENSITY starting next week.  I just won't have the energy to do that type of cardio with the calorie reduction.  One good thing about calorie reduction is a cheaper grocery bill lol.  Everyone keep it up!

24Sep/120

TMT-PHASE Two Cycle 1 SHOULDERS!

videos9 300x1201329 TMT PHASE Two Cycle 1 SHOULDERS!Here is a short glimpse of my shoulder workout from cycle 1 of TMT-PHASE TWO!

Towards the end of TMT-PHASE ONE I started to crave the feeling of lifting heavier weights. Now before I go into any further detail I want to address that the words heavier weight is a relative term. Meaning your muscles don't know X amount of poundage that your lifting so that being said I NEVER WANT YOU TO SACRIFICE YOUR FORM FOR TRYING TO MOVE TOO MUCH WEIGHT. As you will see this program is designed to increase strength and really target those fast twitch muscle fibers for the first 4 weeks. It has been years since I've done this low of repetitions and I was curious to see what would happen and the result was getting stronger and my muscles got thicker so be ready to beat the shit out of your body but please be careful. The low rep schemes on certain lifts does not mean that you want to throw form out the window and lose focus of the target muscle. Keep in mind this is still a bodybuilding program and not a powerlifting contest. One of the goals here is to increase your strength during the first 4 weeks by getting a feel for the heavier weight so once weeks 5-8 roll around you should be able to use heavier weights for the higher rep sets that you were not able to use before. The reason for only doing low reps heavier weight for 4 week is to let your joints rest and heal up because you can't continuously try to push your body with maximum poundage and stay healthy. You don't want to be sidelined with an injury that will keep you out of the gym. Even though Cycle 1 is geared towards moving the poundage up and gaining strength each week there are still intensity techniques involved to flush as much blood into the muscle so you are guaranteed to get great pumps! For cycle 2, the purpose is to volumize the muscle with higher reps and target the slow twitch muscle fibers. You will not only get great pumps but also your muscle endurance will really be tested during this phase. More supersets and giant sets are involved during this cycle so be prepared to mentally have to push past the pain of the lactic acid build up. The more lactic acid build up equals a larger amount of growth hormone released! So without further ado welcome to TMT-PHASE TWO!

24Sep/120

Questions -9/24/2012

shoutbox7 300x18044 Questions 9/24/2012Jake
Tyler, what do you suggest to take to keep "regular"? I get roughly 30grams of fiber a day, but for some reason my stool (for lack of a better word) hasn't been getting along with me. Perhaps digestive enzymes or just a laxative? Thanks man
24 September 2012

Tyler - I've had the same trouble in the past when I go very low carb.  Try out dieters tea that helped me out a lot.  If that does't work for you try using some metamusil every day.

Mike
How long are your cardio sessions and how many times do you do it a week?
24 September 2012

Tyler - 5 days a week for 30 minutes.  I either do the incline treadmill walk, stair climber, or stairs out side. Yesterday I ran outside so I might start doing that a couple times a week

Dan
Hi Tyler, when i work out my chest i find that i feel my front deltoids working more than my chest. I have tried pre-exhausting my chest with dumbbell flys and then move onto heavier pressing exercises but i still feel the same. Is this due to poor technique or is it normal as the deltoids are a smaller muscle?
23 September 2012

Tyler - It's most likely due to trying to use too much weight.  Drop the weights down and really focus on just the the chest.  Once you get a strong mind muscle connection you will start to be able to use heavier weight without feeling it in the majority of your delts.

Will
know you hve moved on, great progress on yoru side, been inspiration for me in getting at the work, more than exercise but really work... like life is all in the same mind set thank you man really
19 September 2012

Tyler - Your welcome! glad I can help!

23Sep/120

“Touch Up” Training

sept23 Touch Up Training

9/23/2012

For the past 8 weeks during TMT-PHASE 2 I incorporated a training technique called touch up training.  Basically you can use it to bring up weak points to your physique or do what I did and have a little touch up work for almost everything.  It was the first time I'd ever tried this out and I loved the results it gave me.  I think it's smart to cycle on and off with it but I feel that 8 weeks it a good enough trial period to give it a shot.  That is just one of many different techniques you will find within TMT-PHASE 2.  Overall Phase 2 allowed me to gain strength and the amount of volume has allowed me to maintain 5 percent body fat!

7.5 weeks out from my upcoming shoots and I'm extremely ANXIOUS!  I'm just so glad that I decided to shoot in November rather than wait till the new year.  This time of high calories has allowed me to train my ass off and really fill my physique out more.  I'm very pleased with what my condition is doing with the only change being that I havn't had any cheats now in 3 weeks.  This weekend was great!  It all started with a ridiculous 30 set BACK workout on Friday.  The 30th set for the workout was dead lifts.  I knocked out 315lb for 22 reps.  That is a PR for me..most reps I've gotten in the past was 20.  I'm tempted to shoot for 30 reps next time  icon smile Touch Up Training I went for a hike on Saturday...ballooned up my Delts and went to the Titan's game today.  It was my first time going to a pro football game and it was awesome despite getting burnt all to hell.  Once it heels a bit I'm going to get spray tanned in a few days to balance my color back out because right now I have farmers tan icon sad Touch Up Training

Two more training videos coming this week from TMT-PHASE 2!

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I went for a run today after the game and I forgot how much I love it! I'll most likely start doing a couple times a week before it gets too cold

20Sep/120

TMT-PHASE TWO Cycle 1 ARMS!

videos9 300x1201328 TMT PHASE TWO Cycle 1 ARMS!This is just a short clip of my arm workout from cycle 1 of TMT PHASE Two. I also explain my pre, intra and post workout supplementation!

Towards the end of TMT-PHASE ONE I started to crave the feeling of lifting heavier weights. Now before I go into any further detail I want to address that the words heavier weight is a relative term. Meaning your muscles don't know X amount of poundage that your lifting so that being said I NEVER WANT YOU TO SACRIFICE YOUR FORM FOR TRYING TO MOVE TOO MUCH WEIGHT. As you will see this program is designed to increase strength and really target those fast twitch muscle fibers for the first 4 weeks. It has been years since I've done this low of repetitions and I was curious to see what would happen and the result was getting stronger and my muscles got thicker so be ready to beat the shit out of your body but please be careful. The low rep schemes on certain lifts does not mean that you want to throw form out the window and lose focus of the target muscle. Keep in mind this is still a bodybuilding program and not a powerlifting contest. One of the goals here is to increase your strength during the first 4 weeks by getting a feel for the heavier weight so once weeks 5-8 roll around you should be able to use heavier weights for the higher rep sets that you were not able to use before. The reason for only doing low reps heavier weight for 4 week is to let your joints rest and heal up because you can't continuously try to push your body with maximum poundage and stay healthy. You don't want to be sidelined with an injury that will keep you out of the gym. Even though Cycle 1 is geared towards moving the poundage up and gaining strength each week there are still intensity techniques involved to flush as much blood into the muscle so you are guaranteed to get great pumps! For cycle 2, the purpose is to volumize the muscle with higher reps and target the slow twitch muscle fibers. You will not only get great pumps but also your muscle endurance will really be tested during this phase. More supersets and giant sets are involved during this cycle so be prepared to mentally have to push past the pain of the lactic acid build up. The more lactic acid build up equals a larger amount of growth hormone released! So without further ado welcome to TMT-PHASE TWO!

20Sep/120

8 Weeks Out!

sept19 8 Weeks Out!

9/19/2012

Damn that seems like such a long time away but the weeks are actually going by pretty fast for me now.  It's either the older I'm getting time is going faster or the fact that I've been very busy lately which I LOVE.  This week my workouts have been INSANE! Compared to last week it's a totally different story.  If your interested in following my exact workouts leading up to my shoots I've been posting them daily in the members section blog.  I'm never doing the same workout twice.  It will be 8 weeks worth of different workouts.  I changed up my split a bit to from what it was in Phase 1 and Phase 2.  I also start my "cutting" process in about 1-2 weeks and you can follow my diet on my members section as well.  It's strange but I'm actually excited about getting started even though I know my cals will drop and I'll most likely be feeling like a walking zombie at times.  I've been able to maintain 5% body fat this whole time so I can't wait to take myself to a whole new level of condition and look freaky!  Going on my third week of no cheat meals and it feels good.  No cravings whatsoever and I've never been this focused.  5 or so weeks down the road my attitude my be totally different lol...cranky, dick head, etc etc hah...I doubt it though..mentally I'm in such a different place now and I havn't felt this good about EVERYTHING in  a LONG time!  Everyone keep at it! HARD WORK PAYS OFF IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE!

18Sep/120

Questions – 9/18/2012

shoutbox7 300x18043 Questions 9/18/2012matt
ty - i know you dont like anything but fitnes questions, however, i dont know how to contact you directly. i also care about you to encourage you vs. only taking from you (e.g. asking questions). anyway, as you make the final push to the next shoot this is when it is important to buckle down. you dont have much longer...so very very few cheat meals and make them twice a week and very small (e.g. kids meal frm outback cheesburger, fries and salad). that will be better than eating for 45mins. you can do it and you will do it.
18 September 2012

Tyler - I've already cut cheat meals out completely

Mark
Tyler, anyway you can tell us your increases on your core lifts from TMT Phase 2 , I am curious because this program is also to make you stronger. Thanks
18 September 2012

Tyler - for Deadlifts throughout Phase One I was only using 405lb. Just last weekend I did 500lb for 4 reps along with other heavier sets.  check out the youtube video.  Squats increased by being able to do 315lb for more sets and reps, As for all of my other lifts everything has increased along with adding new muscle.  When I started phase 1 I was weighing 209lb and measuring 8% body fat. Now i'm weighing 213lb measuring 4.91% body fat

Laurent
Hi Tyler, do we, members of your site, have to buy the TMT Phase 2, or is it free in the member section ? thanks a lot
17 September 2012

Tyler - Yes you still have to buy Phase 2.  Phase 3 has already started and I'm posting my daily workouts leading up to my shoots for members.  At the end of phase 3 I will still be putting it together as an ebook and will be available for free download to memembers.

Mike
Tyler, do you use CLA while cutting or is it just a big hype?
17 September 2012

Tyler - I do use CLA.  It's nothing magical that if you start taking it you will start burning fat but it does help if everything else is 100 percent (diet,training)

Shaun
I am currently cutting and at week 10 of the TMT Phase 1 and I am looking into TMT phase 2, however I am not sure if it will help with my cutting phase?
17 September 2012

Tyler - "cutting" really depends on 2 factors..how you are eating and the amount of cardio you are doing.  weight training programs really don't determine this.  Phase 2 the first 4 weeks is strength building but as a whole the program is very high volume still as phase 1 was.  Volume training is in my opinion the best way to build a physque

Edmond
Hey Tyler, I'm looking try bulking a cutting phases this coming year when I get Phase 2. Right now I have been using Isopure and I like the results, but since I am going to be bulking I wanted to know would something like Monster Milk be good?
16 September 2012

Tyler - the type of protein you get really is going to be a personal preference.  There is a lot more factors that go into nutrition to try to add lean mass rather than just protein choice.