A lot of people who are going to the gym for building muscle mass get this wrong…
They confuse “bodybuilding training” with “strength training”.
But training to build muscle and training to gain strength is NOT the same thing my friend!
Don’t get me wrong…strength training will make you stronger and it will help you pack on a little more size.
But if you’re trying to pack on LOTS of extra muscle, this type of training will actually hold you back from maximizing your muscle gains.
Here’s a simple way to correct this problem and turbo-charge your muscle building again…
Are YOU Making This Training Mistake When Building Muscle Mass…
Bottom line, if you want more muscle, STOP lifting weights like a powerlifter!
The powerlifter training approach is to go really heavy in your heavy duty exercises like squats, bench press, pulldowns, etc.
The typical repetition range for powerlifters is between 2–6 reps per set.
But if building muscle mass is your objective, you should train with a higher volume of repetitions to trigger growth.
This is going to not only target more muscle fibers for size gains, it’s going to jack up testosterone and growth hormone levels as well!
More anabolic hormones = more muscle mass!
How Many Reps Should You Target For Building Muscle Mass?
The “old school” bodybuilders like Ahhhhnold, would often knock out as many as 20 rep squat sets to pack on more mass.
That’s a lot, right?
For those starting out in bodybuilding, you should only strive for 3 to 5 sets of 12–15 reps for your mass building exercises.
You’ll likely need to train with slightly lighter weights than you’re currently using, but the result will be higher levels of muscle-building hormones and more muscle.
I’d say it’s worth it, eh?
If you’re looking to take things to the next level, then we’ve had clients experiment with going as high as 50 REPS for a single set.
This is called “lactic acid training” and it’s one of the most intense training techniques you can use to really pump up your gains.
The hormone boost it gives you is huuuuuuuuuge!
But this training isn’t for “newbies”.
You should have at least 6 months experience in lifting weights before you try to take on any advanced mass building techniques like this one.
If your goal is building muscle mass, stick with the 12–15 rep range until you have enough training to take advantage of more advanced training strategies.