How much muscle can you really gain?


#1

If you stayed on a workout program for a year how much muscle do you think is able to be gained?


#2

Too vague. Training status, bodyweight, nutrient partitioning (genetics), expected diet, training methodology all play into this.

For general answers you can Google Lyle McDonald’s site and read about it. It’s a lot of reading but you’ll get some basic concepts down there.


#3

I think if you’re here you’re interested in pitching… pitchers want to be stronger with great flexibility. You should focus on strength gains not increasing muscle mass.

Oldman


#4

[quote=“oldman”]I think if you’re here you’re interested in pitching… pitchers want to be stronger with great flexibility. You should focus on strength gains not increasing muscle mass.

Oldman[/quote]

I’d love to hear how you can specifically train for lean muscles vs big bulk muscles.


#5

Low reps, high intensity power lifting workouts with plenty of rest between sets. Body builders and certain athletes focus on muscle mass.

I can google you some sample workouts if you’re interested.


#6

[quote=“oldman”]Low reps, high intensity power lifting workouts with plenty of rest between sets. Body builders and certain athletes focus on muscle mass.

I can google you some sample workouts if you’re interested.[/quote]

Quite true. Muscle mass comes with lifting heavy things, of course, but it should not be the primary focus, as oldman pointed out. Strength should.