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Gaining mass / strength

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2005/07/25 14:43:45 (permalink)

Gaining mass / strength

I don't have a fat problem so I don't spend too much time cutting, but my workout goal is to get bigger. I've been working out for 7 months and have noticed a difference, but I'm not happy with where i'm at. How do I build mass? I've been told lift heavy with less reps, but how heavy do I lift, how many reps/ sets should I be able to do at that weight? Also, do pyramids work for gaining mass. I also want to be able to lift more because my strengh isn't very impressive. How do I get stronger? How often should I go up in weight?
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    RE: Gaining mass / strength 2005/07/28 05:31:24 (permalink)
    I'm 6-1, barely 200 lbs and I max on bench at about 355 lbs. I rotate three routines.

    1. Pyramid
    2. 10 sets of 3 reps (****e load of weight)
    3. 5x5 (not quite a ****e a load, but still a good load)

    The pyramid is what has probably helped me the most, though alot of people here have snubbed it.
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    RE: Gaining mass / strength 2005/07/28 05:36:24 (permalink)
    Oh ya, when doing the the low rep work outs don't pick a weight that you can only do say 3 or 5 reps on the first set because you want to be able to get through the 10 or 5 sets. It's going to take a little trial and error to figure out what weight to start with.
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