best workout for upperbody mass and size?
- 08-17-2009, 10:21 PM
best workout for upperbody mass and size?
So I have always done a powerlifting styled workout. But now with all the muscle I have acquired I would also like to look big as well. What do yall think the best workout is for upperbody size? I have read a little bit about a DC training system, but i do not necessarily know if it would be for size or not. Ha Im kinda new at this stuff, only 18. So any and all suggestions would be very helpful. Thank you.
- 08-17-2009, 10:22 PM
DC is the all out best for size, but if you don't know how to push yourself, or how to eat, your gains will be lackluster.
- 08-17-2009, 10:37 PM
Well, I am currently going through the fire academy and have a job after that, but i can usually find a good hour to hour and a half to work out a day. My diet usually isnt the best, I try to eat lean chicken and steak and vegtables 4 small meals a day, sometimes one of the meals has to be a grilled chicken fast food because of my tight schedule and I do take at least 4 scoups of protein daily, plus a multivitamen. But like I said Im relatively new to everything. So wut would u suggest as a routine, as a result of my schedule and eating habits?
08-17-2009, 10:52 PM
if you're fairly new to lifting, i think a 5x5 program might be better for you - it builds up your foundation a bit faster than DC training, focusing on strength instead of size. additionally, being stronger on a pound for pound basis will help you get through fire academy (remember that more muscles mean more oxygen required). stick with the 5x5 for now, and after academy, maybe DC training would suit you. that's my opinion though.
you can google/yahoo search "5x5 riptoe starting strength" or "5x5 billy star" for a few of those routines.
08-17-2009, 10:59 PM
After looking at this workout, it is basically all over strength, but right now i really would rather be working on upper body strength and size. I like the whole 5x5 idea, but is there another routine like this one that focuses on the upper body?
08-18-2009, 12:52 PM
If you ask a question like this, you'll get a different answer from probably every person who answers. However, I have had pretty dramatic results from Power/Rep Range/Shock. It provides your body with a different type of growth-inducing workouts each week.
Check it out...
08-18-2009, 08:43 PM
Like RA stated, you will get many different answers with this question. All of the workouts offered to you are good workouts. What you need to do is some reading up/educate yourself on them and decide what is best for you.
For me i've done quit a few different workout programs. Soem with results some with none. Power/Rep Range/Shock has by far given me the best results. Here is a link to the article surrounding the program
Give it a read that way you understand how it works...
Biggest thinkg is educate youeself
08-18-2009, 09:18 PM
i like 5x5, but for a noobie you might butcher the form especially when handling weights in the 5 rep range near failure.
if I could do it all over again, I'd do the core exercises, with minimal isolation, in the 12-15 rep range, if not into the 20s. I'd try to do a 3-day split, making sure not to work a muscle group if it's still sore.
this gives you a high rep # to perfect your form a get a the coveted mind muscle connection. a 3 day split with 1-2 days of rest in between will also give you some good frequency as well, which is one of the foundations of DC training as you often hit the same bodypart more than once a week, which I believe in strongly.
08-18-2009, 09:23 PM
08-18-2009, 09:28 PM
Okay, so Im not as new to lifting as yall might be takin it as. Im 18, I do not know many things about it, such as supplements and different workouts, but I believe I have a nice core strength for all my lifts. I bench 345, squat 500, and deadlift 550. But these weights were all achieved by a powerlifting stylistic workout. High weight low rep. So, I have not achieved much size and bulkyness. I would like to get some size on my muscles, while also achieving strength gains. So, What do you think would be a good workout now knowing some of my background?
08-18-2009, 09:30 PM
given those stats, i'd say jump into DC. if you can hit those numbers, you know exactly how you should push yourself to fully utilize the DC template.
08-18-2009, 09:41 PM
Nah easy, I dont have a problem with workin legs. I just work my legs relatively hard every day at my Fire Academy Training. But, if there is a workout I would absolutely love and it had legs incorporated into it, I probably would still run it.
08-19-2009, 05:40 AM
08-19-2009, 05:43 AM
08-19-2009, 12:02 PM
firefighters are always hiring in california. especially if you have big feet to step out those forest fires
08-19-2009, 12:20 PM
A few yrs. ago while living in Vero Bch. we got hammered 2 x in 3 weeks. **** was crazy.
08-19-2009, 12:24 PM
i was in tampa the year charley, francis, and ivan came by. sucked. from 2002-2005 i was there, but 2004 was wretched. no power for a week in the summer. bleh. i'll take my earthquakes.
08-19-2009, 02:03 PM
ha.. I cannot relate really to any of that. I live in texas.. Its just hot as F*ck
08-19-2009, 02:07 PM
Oh, and No reeves. I dont have a job lined up already.. :/ I just have a job after I get out everyday... Sucks pretty bad. ha We go to the academy 8 to 4, then I have to go straight to my job.. Its no fun, but you gotta get that money right? ha
08-19-2009, 02:09 PM
LOL, 1/2 hr. ago I took 2 scoops of Jacked, anyone tell. SHEET, I'm JACKED.
08-19-2009, 03:08 PM
You can try EDT training, it worked well for me and a few buddies. Charles Staley created EDT system soley for mass.
08-19-2009, 05:54 PM
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