If you’re still skinny, chances are you’re either (1) not eating enough, (2) not following a well structured routine, or (3) both. In episode 2 we went over 5 nutrition principles for skinny bastards who find it nearly impossible to gain weight. So i’ll just assume that you’ve taken my advice, downloaded the free calculator, and are now eating enough of the right foods.
If so, you’re one small step away from making some serious gains. All we have to do now is ensure you’re on the right training program and you’ll start growing like weeds in a time lapse.
But with so many programs out there, all claiming to make you the next Mr. Universe, how will you know which one to choose?
It’s actually pretty darn simple.
There are 3 critical principles that must be in place if you’re going to maximize your newbie gains. And in today’s episode I go over what those principles are and why they’re critical.
3 Training Principles for Maximizing Newbie Gains
Progression: If you’re getting stronger, you’re getting bigger. Our body operates in a very simple manner. We introduce a stimulus, our body adapts to that stimulus in order to handle it again later (by building muscle). So as long as we can continue to add a new stimulus by increasing the total workload (reps x sets x weight lifted), we’ll be forcing our body to adapt and grow.
Frequency: Training muscle groups 2-3 times per week will help maximize the rate of protein synthesis. This will allow us to keep our body in a growing state, more frequently, and thus allowing us to get stronger, faster.
Compound Movements: Focusing on movements that will add overall mass to your frame. No need to specialize “weak points”. Your entire body is a weak point. Not to mention, neuromuscular adaptations that take place from repeating movements allowing us to get better at important mass building lifts. Better = stronger and stronger = bigger.