Is GVT For Me???
Hello chaps..... need some good advice.
This could be a long post, so thought I'd get straight to the point.......basically, I wanna know if german volume training is the right method for me to gain mass.
Firstly, my only goal is to increase muscle mass. I'm not interested in pro-bodybuilding...... I don't mind (and could probably do with) a bit of fat also.
I trained a few years back, was a skinny 10.5 stone and managed to get up to about 12.5 stone by training heavy and eating like a pig. I was never consistent with my training methods. Week-in / week-out i'd change if I wasn't satisfied it was working!!! Also, I never really took proper records of my training.
Anyway, I think 50% of what I gained at the time was fat. Eventually I got a shoulder injury (not through training though) and that has stopped me for the past couple of years...... my weight has dropped back to about 11.5 stone.
I now want to start again (to build some mass only), but don't want to waste time.
The main area for me to increase in size is my legs. Naturally my fav. exercise for this is the squat.......... I work out in my home gym on my own!!!........ At the moment I can comfortably complete 10 x 10reps with 80kg on the bar. By the time I'm finished, i'm crawling out of the gym with exhaustion, and my legs a very sore for the next 3-4 days...... this should then indicate to me that providing I'm taking enough calories and protein, I should grow.
The last time I tried heavy squatting (few weeks ago), I had 115kg on the bar for 2 x 15 reps. That was tough, but I didn't get the same deep soreness that I get with GVT, and mentally I can't cope with heavy very well.
Anyway, sorry for babbling on....... but to get to the point, should a skinny guy like me be using GVT to increase muscle mass? The only supplements I take are glutamine, just about to start on creatine again. In addition to 3-4 meals per day, I supplement with another 50grams of protein through milk and liquid aminos.
Any advice greatly received, Thanks