This article’s special for you guys who are just starting out who want to gain lean mass but aren’t sure exactly where to begin. I was where you were, making every mistake that could possibly be made, but I guess that’s how you learn, right?
Here are a few steps that helped me gain 30 lbs of lean muscle.
1. Expand your library.
There isn’t one “be all end all” way to train. There are some things that make a lot more sense than others, and there are also a lot of “fads” that come and go in the fitness industry. The number one thing that helped me gain muscle was learning. I read a lot, tried a lot of different workouts and began to form my own opinion. I don’t use one training method but rather mix a bunch of different methods to get the best results I can possibly get. I’m always up for trying something new if it makes sense.
Expand your library, try different programs, read different thoughts and opinions, and understand who and what makes sense and who’s just blowing smoke up your arss. Read the rest of this entry »
I get a lot of emails from guys who were in the same situation that I was in when I first started training. Guys in their early 20′s or late teens asking for advice about how to gain lean muscle mass, and I completely understand your frustrations; I was under 150 lbs of skin and bone only a few years ago.
I was a skinny kid in high school and college, but oddly enough I worked out like a mad man. I did the workouts in the bodybuilding magazines, ate what I thought was a lot of food, but never saw any gains whatsoever until someone helped me understand what I was doing wrong. So, I was where you are right now, and ya it sucked busting my butt and never gaining a pound! Read the rest of this entry »
I couldn’t find a pic of me sleeping, so here’s my dog.
I’ve heard this saying for years, that “sleep is the cousin of death.” The idea that while you’re sleeping, that someone else is out there working hard. And hard work brings success so sleeping must be evil… Read the rest of this entry »
What a trip! I shot this video while down in Las Vegas for a few days with some friends. It was an awesome trip. I don’t know if you’ve ever been to Vegas but it’s a tough place to get a workout in! Read the rest of this entry »