I shared my 30-day push, pump, and stretch workout plan with Muscle and Fitness.

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“The Push, Pump, and Stretch Workout Program is for anyone. It’s basic enough for a beginner, while also being demanding enough for someone more seasoned.”


The Push, Pump, and Stretch is broken into three parts:

  • Part one is the “activation” or “push” part of the program. The “push” is an exercise performed for lower repetitions, but higher weight.
  • Part two is the “pump,” which is typically a superset or a higher-repetition exercise working to flood the muscle(s) with blood.
  • Finally, part three is the “stretch,” which is for improving circulation to allow more blood flow into the muscles being worked.


On this plan, you’ll train three days on followed by one day off, followed by one more day on, and then two more days off. Parducci recommends chest and triceps in day one, back and biceps in day two, legs in day three, no training in day four, shoulders, traps, and abs in day five, then day six and seven are off again. Follow this plan for 4-8 weeks. Steadily increase the weight used with each week.

Watch and listen to how Parducci put on 35lbs of lean muscle mass in his Transformation Tuesday interview on mensfitness.com.