View Full Version : Chris Mason's 15 lbs of mass routine for the older guy

03-29-2008, 12:15 PM
I am 34 years old and 220 pounds. I am just starting back lifting after a back injury four months ago. I was surfing the board and ran across Chris's routine for quick mass gain. It looks a lot a routine I used when I was younger and making the fastest progress of my life. I went from 165 to 195 in 5 months following a similar routine and eating plan. I am not looking to gain 15 pounds in a month or a year for that matter but to increase my strength and overall enjoy my training. I have never tried Atlarge supplements so I went ahead and ordered the mass stack to today to help with my training. Anyway its great to be here and I will keep everybody informed of my progress.

Saturday (I started with day three because I have to take two days off for traveling.)
Deadlift (took it easy) 135x10, 225x6, 275x3, 315x3 Back held up good. I will look to take this slow and add 10 pounds a week to work set.

Squat (no leg press) barx10, 135x10, 215x10, 225x10 Easy but I am not used to high reps. I dropped a workset to gauge my soreness to be ready for tuesday

04-01-2008, 02:11 PM
Had a pretty good workout. I am still easing into it but my back is feeling better. I am up a couple of pounds and should get my atlarge supplements tomorrow. Anyway, I am traveling and had to grab this at what turned out to be a pretty nice gym.
275x6 (Work set)
315x3 (Work set)

135 2x8
225x10 (deadstopped each rep but I ran out of gas)

Calf raise

04-01-2008, 04:03 PM
Looking good on them squats, keep it up!

04-03-2008, 10:42 AM
Thanks Borracho.
I really love this routine. I have strayed a little from the rep ranges but the layout is perfect for me. I got my mass stack and started my shakes today. The Opticen ae great. I am going to get 6 scoops of the MAXIMUS a day split up and a opticen post workout. I will also start posting what I am eating.

Incline press
185x6 (WS)
225x6 (WS)
The 225 killed me. I was supposed to do two more sets of 4 but I was smoked. I havent done any type of pressing in a while and need to buid up my endurance.

Standing Military Press
135x6 (WS)
155 2x3 (WS)

Chin up
BW 8, 8, 6

Hammer Curl

04-03-2008, 11:01 AM
You're not older. 34 is the new 16. Nice strength for just having started back.

04-05-2008, 04:00 PM
Thanks Noah. My back doesnt feel like I am 16.
Had a good workout. Felt a lot stronger than last week.
A quick plug for Atlarge. I have tried all types of shakes but Maximus has to be the best mixing and tasting shake I have ever used. I actually look forward to my two shakes a day.
335x3 (WS)
This was very easy. I will go 355 next week.
Pause Squat

225x5 (WS)
275x5 (WS)

Weighted Crunches 3sets

chris mason
04-23-2008, 09:05 PM
Great stuff! I will be watching this journal!