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McMuffin_GainsIconOne month to add as much strength/size as possible05-08-2015 @ 16:10 
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So coming up soon I have a full month off work due to needing to use up annual leave.

In that month I would like to add as much strength/lean mass as possible. I will pretty much be 100% committed to this purpose for the month. I'm not going away, I don't have a missus/kids to worry about, I can do what I bloody well please.

Why? Not many people ever get this sort opportunity at my age and I plan on exploiting it for the purpose of my main hobby - lifting heavy.

I plan on eating well and utilising sports massage/mobility work/icing and getting plenty of sleep to optimise recovery, as it happens, I tend to recover pretty fast anyway.

So the purpose of my posting is for anyone who has done similar or has a high training volume day to day is there any good tips/ways of achieving this? i.e training more than once a day, utilising different rep/set ranges for strength, hypertrophy etc. How many times a week would you train say bench, squat, deads overhead. I know everyone is different and will cope with high volume differently but I'm asking what you have done, what works for you.

I read some crazy idea about training all day but only doing a set every half hour or something. Crazy, out the box suggestions welcome!

And I'm well aware an obvious answer is 2 grams of test and a bottle of tren but I don't want to do that Grin Wink
Tom_MartinIcon...05-08-2015 @ 16:19 
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McMuffin_Gains said:

And I'm well aware an obvious answer is 2 grams of test and a bottle of tren but I don't want to do that Grin Wink


Yeah, why cut your doses down, am i right?!
FazcIcon...05-08-2015 @ 16:24 
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I don't think the limiting factor for most people is training. I think most people can make time for training (most weeks anyway) the limiting factor is rest, sleep, food.
RodgerIcon...05-08-2015 @ 16:29 
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This thread fills me with jealousy!
IainKendrickIcon...05-08-2015 @ 16:29 
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You won't gain much extra.

Strength wise you could get a nice bump from upping frequency/workload. However you may not keep much of that once the work drops back to normal. Assuming vast difference between your normal sustainable workload and what you could get done in a month.

However I would degmf still go out and do as much work as you can and aim to get a couple cheeky pbs Happy

For muscle mass not sure if you would gain too much more either. Again maybe a a few g more than you would have given your 'normal' training and rate of progress.
McMuffin_GainsIcon...05-08-2015 @ 16:30 
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Tom_Martin said:
Yeah, why cut your doses down, am i right?!


That made me chuckle Grin

You must have a fairly high training frequency Tom, do you train everyday or near enough?

Fazc said:
I don't think the limiting factor for most people is training. I think most people can make time for training (most weeks anyway) the limiting factor is rest, sleep, food.


I'll have more time to do all those things and do them properly. Get enough sleep, eat consistently and don't have to worry about doing much else so adequate rest won't be a problem.

It would just seem a missed opportunity not to train harder and more often with that in mind.
IainKendrickIcon...05-08-2015 @ 16:32 
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Fazc said:I don't think the limiting factor for most people is training. I think most people can make time for training (most weeks anyway) the limiting factor is rest, sleep, food.


Its a combo. Most people cannot recover from the amount of training they need to truly reach their potential if they have to squeeze that into a life full of work and family etc. Up recover. Up training you can recover from.

Obviously that's all generalities and not taking into account the 'individual'.
McMuffin_GainsIcon...05-08-2015 @ 16:37 
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IainKendrick said:You won't gain much extra.

Strength wise you could get a nice bump from upping frequency/workload. However you may not keep much of that once the work drops back to normal. Assuming vast difference between your normal sustainable workload and what you could get done in a month.

However I would degmf still go out and do as much work as you can and aim to get a couple cheeky pbs Happy

For muscle mass not sure if you would gain too much more either. Again maybe a a few g more than you would have given your 'normal' training and rate of progress.


I don't imagine I would gain anything that significant, it is only a month after all but as you say too good an opportunity not to try peak for some PBs.

The 'mass' thing isn't really important, it would just be nice to go back to work after a month and look bigger Roll-Eyes, size is a big bonus in my line of work.
PhillippeHalterIcon...05-08-2015 @ 16:41 
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Do you work in the adult film industry?
McMuffin_GainsIcon...05-08-2015 @ 16:47 
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Post Edited: 05.08.2015 @ 16:47 PM by McMuffin_Gains
PhillippeHalter said:Do you work in the adult film industry?


Damn, I've been found out! You may as well check out my latest work now, "Buttered McMuffins" Grin

Adam - Can't comment on that Facebook post but thanks that's exactly the sort of thing I was looking for! Happy Will give it a good read! For anyone else interested: Interesting Facebook post
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donnieIcon...05-08-2015 @ 17:14 
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its never about how much u train or how heavy u train

its about recovery
JackRevansIcon...05-08-2015 @ 17:19 
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Use the time to do something worthwhile instead
McMuffin_GainsIcon...05-08-2015 @ 17:27 
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JackRevans said:Use the time to do something worthwhile instead


Something worthwhile that isn't lifting? You amuse me Jack.. I'm open to suggestions as to what other activities qualify as worthwhile.

I enjoy lifting and don't do a lot else, if that makes me a boring c**t then so be it. Grin
RodgerIcon...05-08-2015 @ 17:28 
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That facebook link was a good (if not quite long) read

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