I’ll bet you’re confused as ever when it comes to the simplest ways to build muscle. Many coaches and trainers have tried to convince you that you need to add a lot of fluff to your training program: tempo prescriptions, random progressions, and fluctuating training frequencies, just to name a few.
Well, I’m here to cut the B.S. and tell you what really works. So I’m passing on three ways to instantly boost your size and strength – the simplest way possible.
Method #1: 2 Lifts a Day
How to do it: pick two compound exercises – one for the upper body and one for the lower body. Perform those same two lifts three times per week.
Example: pair up the deadlift and standing military press. Out of all the exercise combos that you can pick from, the deadlift and standing military press are two that hit virtually every muscle group in your body. How many sets and reps? You can’t go wrong with 5 sets of 5 reps of each exercise with the heaviest load possible. Do this workout on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
1A Deadlift for 5 reps
1B Standing military press for 5 reps
Rest and repeat 1A/1B combo four more times (5 rounds total)
Progression: focus on adding weight, even if it’s just 5 pounds each week.
Method #2: 3 Lifts a Day
How to do it: pick three compound exercises – an upper body push, an upper body pull, and a squat or deadlift. Perform those same three lifts three times per week.
Example: combine the squat, military press, and chin-up. These three exercises will hit every muscle group in your body. To this day it’s one of my favorite circuits. Again, you can’t go wrong with 5 sets of 5 reps per exercise. Perform this workout on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
1A Squat for 5 reps
1B Military press for 5 reps
1C Chin-up for 5 reps
Rest and repeat 1A-1C four more times (5 rounds total)
Method #3: 3 Lifts a Day with Changing Volume
How to do it: pick three compound exercises like you did for Method #2. Let’s choose the deadlift, military press, and chin-up. Another option is to perform the squat, incline bench press, and one-arm row. Perform those three exercises three times per week but decrease the number of reps for each set every two weeks.
Example: start with 4 sets of 8 reps (4×8) for the first two weeks. Then do 5×7 for another two weeks. Next is 6×5 for two weeks. Finally, finish up the cycle with two weeks of 9×3.
Weeks 1-2: 4×8
Weeks 3-4: 5×7
Weeks 5-6: 6×5
Weeks 7-8: 9×3
These three methods are used by hypertrophy expert, Jason Ferruggia, one of the best guys out there who can simplify your mass-training cycles for non-stop gains.
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