Welcome to the High Intensity Bodybuilding Site. A Website dedicated to learning how to build muscle, training, nutrition and full of my guides to the best possible training equipment that you could possibly need.
With so much convoluted, and, frankly, dangerous training advice online I wanted to cut through the bull and offer up simple but effective training advice that will allow you to gain muscle, easily learn how to gain weight fast without getting fat and so much more besides. I offer advice on Hardgainer training, i.e training for those not naturally born to be big and bulky, teach you how to get big muscles fast and offer many more articles on all aspects of bodybuilding and developing a KILLER physique.
The most important is the best routine to build muscle.
Weigh Training Equipment Reviews
You will also find articles on losing weight, dieting, and so much more besides. Check the categories for everything the site has to offer.
One thing is for sure, you won’t find recommendations for training 6 days a week, leave that to the genetically gifted Superhuman men, that were born with muscles so large they would have looked like the side of a barn even if they never lifted a dumbbell in their life!
My Routine And Equipment
I have my collection of weights, a few bars, a trap bar, a power rack and that’s about it.
Anyone who wants to maximise their results and trains at home should seriously consider a power rack. It makes training safer and easier and is by far the most valuable tool in my arsenal next to a trap bar.
If you are reading this and want some magic formula then go buy a dodgy e-book. This is going to be about what you really need to do to put on muscle, how much you should train and how hard you should train. As I am an advocate of high intensity training, I recommend training near to flat out to get the best possible results with the lowest amount of training. At my age this means two workouts a week (yes, just two), and they will, as always, be full body workouts.
I found in the past that even that can sometimes be too much, especially for my legs, training is all about listening to your body. Bodybuilding routines are not set in stone and if there is one thing that I have learnt it is to listen to your body and change routines accordingly. Sometimes we should simply mix up our bodybuilding programs just to stave of boredom and have a fresh approach for a while. Here is the basics of a very good and very productive high intensity bodybuilding routine that you can follow with excellent results:
- Trap bar deadlifts or Squats
- Chin Ups and Bent over Rows or Dumbbell Rows
- Dips and Bench Press
- Shoulder Press
- Barbell Curls
WTF I hear you say. Is that it?
Near enough yeah. Look, unless you have already got a good foundation in those exercises and have seen a marked improvement in both your size and your strength then anything other than a little variation on exercise selection and frequency or number of sets is pretty much futile.
If you do one all out set of Squats or Deadlifts then you don’t need to bother with leg curls or leg extensions and calf raises. Save it for the honing. Heavy duty training with a groaning barbell and maxing out for 15 or 20 reps for a set of squats will leave you gasping and you will take days to recover. When I was 18 I could do it 3 times a week but those days are over. Apart from anything else I know I will not recover if I perform trap bar deadlifts more often than twice a week and often only every 5th day.
High intensity training takes it out of you and if you are performing multiple sets and going full out then you better keep the number of exercises low. A handful of exercises performed intensely and to at least positive failure will see you growing and getting big immediately.
THE KEY TO SUCCESS IS CONSISTENTLY ADDING WEIGHT TO THE BAR EVERY WEEK OVER MONTHS AND YEARS
Even a hardgainer like me can get much bigger than your average person by training a few times a week. Don’t get me wrong I will never be HUGE, most people simply cannot. Unless you have totally superior genetics for bodybuilding you will never be a beast. You can get big muscles though and look great. You will be bigger and stronger than nearly everyone else your age and it will show. A broad back and good muscles that make you feel good and look good.
Hopefully you will come along for the ride with me. I will be talking about many issues that surround bodybuilding and will also be providing information on where to get equipment and what I feel is needed and what isn’t. For now let’s just get on with building muscle.