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Tips for Mass Building Workouts

Tips for Mass Building Workouts

If you know what you are doing, setting up a mass building workout is relatively easy. But many beginners fail to implement a few different concepts that are vital to any mass building workout. Follow the 5 rules below when crafting your first mass building workout. If you do, you will be on your way to building muscle mass.

Mass Building Workout Tip 1: Use Free Weights

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You might enjoy the ease that comes with changing weights on a Smith Machine, but the most effective mass building workouts always use free weights. Free weights are better for two reasons:

a. Work out your ancillary muscles that do not get used when on a Smith Machine. These muscles may not be prime movers and help with strength, but they can definitely make you look bigger if they are trained on a regular basis.

b. Free weights allow for a greater range of motion which increases the number of muscle fibers used during the exercise. This inherently makes for a better workout which yields better results.

Mass Building Workout Tip 2: Use Compound Exercises 

Don’t get me wrong, you need to also incorporate some isolation exercise in your mass building workout. But, compound exercises will help you achieve maximum results by forcing you to use multiple muscles and muscle groups with only one exercise.


The Deadlift is a great compound exercise that targets the back and legs.


Mass Building Workout Tip 3: Focus on Lagging Muscle Groups

If one of your muscle groups is far behind others, spend some time on helping it catch up. This is a great time to use isolation exercises to focus on individual muscles that need that extra training. Putting on mass and getting big isn’t only about focusing on your chest and biceps. Focusing on all the muscles in your mass building workout in relation to each other will make you look much bigger faster.

Mass Building Workout Tip 4: Perform Hypertrophy Range Sets and Exercises

Hypertrophy is the enlargement of an organ or tissue as a result of an increase in size of its component cells. So, hypertrophy training uses sets and rep range that increases this effect. Traditionally, people consider hypertrophy training to fall in the 8-12 reps and 3-6 sets range.

Mass Building Workout Tip 5: Have Rest Days

Rest is crucial! Muscles repair themselves and grow when you allow them to rest after a workout. So, make sure to plan for enough rest days in your  mass building workout.

Get some sleep!!!

Mass building is no easy task! But, you can always learn how to make your mass building workouts more effective so you can be more efficient in the gym.

These are my personal top 5 tips, but not everyone has to agree. Think I left something out that should be included? Leave me a comment and let me know!

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