Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: London, Essex, UK
Re: Weightlifting Issues
I work out 4 times a week.
Have been for the last 2 years or so. But only for the last year properly dedicated. I'm lucky in the respect that my cousin is a body builder, so he has all the tips and advice I need. I am not into it to get "big" as such though, just a nicer size, and more toning and general fitness. I am 6'4, and thats the reason I took it up really, to put on some meat.
But my cousin is near 18st, and he's huge. He eats everything going, no matter what it really is. And as people have already said, he sleeps.....ALOT. He makes sure he gets 10hours everyday.
What I would recommend as a tip though, is heavier weights, but for fewer reps. If you want to get BIG, and pack on muscle, then you want to be doing 6 reps max really.
And the main key is variation. Mix things up alot more. Heavier weights, then lighter weights. Different exercises and lifts too.
And my no.1 tip is to mix-up your cardio as well. Dont just do HIIT on the bike. Play some football one week, or skipping, or a jog.