Alright students, class is now in session and we're about to embark on an educational tutorial in how to get huge. The days of wearing extra medium v-necks and skinny jeans will be long gone once you start employing the strategies put forth in this article for gaining massive amounts of muscle. To get big you have to do everything big and it all starts with big goals and big dreams. If you can envision yourself blocking out the sun and shaking the earth with each step you take, then you have the right mindset for what you're going to have to do to get huge. So if you're ready, let's begin.
Eat Big to Get Big
The only way you are going to grow is if you're feeding your body an excess amount of clean calories coupled with strategically placed influxes of extremely high calorie dense meals. Calories in must supersede calories out in order for your body to have a chance at growth. If you're a hard gainer, this isn't going to be easy and testing your ability to withstand the sheer amount of food you're going to have to consume daily will be a chore in itself. If you're a relatively easy gainer, watch out you don't go overboard and put on too much fat. There's a fine line between getting huge and muscular and just getting fat. Regardless of which category you fall into, you have to eat big and be consistent in doing so. The number of meals you consume daily will depend upon how many calories you actually need to grow and how often you can eat, but it's safe to say you're going to be eating a minimum of six times per day and maybe even more.
Lift Big to Get Big
Put down the baby weights and take off the training wheels. If you want to get huge you have to start putting up some real numbers in the gym. Each and every session you complete should be better and completed with more weight than the previous. Focus on progressive overload and getting stronger with each week that passes. Test your physical limitations, safely, with each training session you work through. Of course it's nice to get a good pump going in the gym but that pump will quickly fade, especially if it was produced using light to moderate weights, and you'll be left looking the same. Instead, get that pump from crushing big weights within the big lifts. The more muscles and muscle fibres you can recruit during your lifts, the better your chances become of creating new muscle. You have to be willing to force your body to grow through its natural adaptation to increased resistance so that the end result is massive muscle gains.
Say your Prayers and Eat your Vitamins
Ok, I don't know about the prayer part (although a positive mindset does play a significant role), but including sports supplementation into your program can be of tremendous benefit to you especially if eating whole food meals becomes an inconvenience for you. Making use of products such as protein powders, creatine monohydrate, amino acids and certain training sugars can and will add to your overall effort in getting huge. These products support your diet in a way that ensures any deficiencies in your food intake are made up for while promoting a more efficient recovery phase after training. The faster you recover, the quicker you can get back into the gym to hit it hard once again. On top of the products already mentioned, utilizing supplements that support overall health and wellness such as multivitamins/multiminerals, vitamins B, C and D as well as omega fatty acids and the many digestive aids that are available, will all play a significant part in your ability to stay healthy. If you aren't functioning the way you're supposed to be, then you cannot grow and that's the last thing we want to have happen.
Aside from the three major components mentioned above that will support your quest for getting huge, the only other facet missing from the equation is your footwear. If you're going to be busting ass in the gym on the daily and pushing your physical limitations with each training session you complete, you need the necessary support to allow your intensity to rage through. You can do this when you know your base of support will never falter and always keep you sturdy and steadfast against whatever movement you choose to do. Heyday Footwear's Tactical Trainers would be an excellent choice for you in this regard. Remember, mass moves mass, big is beautiful and it's not hype it's Heyday.
Author: Dana Bushell
AST Sports Science sponsored athlete/writer, sponsored by Schiek Sports Inc.