View Full Version : Training Project, Need Assistance

03-20-2002, 11:46 AM

I need everyones assistance . . .

I've got a person I've been training for about a year and can't get this guy to put on much weight or muscle mass. His strength is improving dramatically, however.

He's gained about 10 lbs. total using the following routine/diet.

Original diet:

2700 cal daily, about 22% protein, no info. on carbs./fats, but it seemed to be loaded this way based upon his description of his daily meals, 4 x daily.

Revised diet: (worked up to this amount gradually over the past year)

3900 cal daily, 30p/15f/55c


3 x weekly, abbreviated routine 2 sets p/group to failure, weekly progression on reps. and weight.

His strength has gone up quite measurably, (bench from 135 to 225 for 2 x 7 reps.) but little noticable increase in weight and/or size. (starting weight 195, current weight 205 w/similar b/f levels)

He likes cardio and does weekly biking trips of 10 miles or so and runs a couple miles 2 x weekly. (absolutely will not give this up or decrease these activities)

Thoughts, suggestions, comments ?

Paul Stagg
03-20-2002, 01:48 PM
Increase fat intake.

Try increasing weight training volume, and decreasing all that running and stuff.

03-20-2002, 02:11 PM
It's the huge amount of cardio that is holding his progress back...
Either he wants to get big, or he wants to be a marathon runner.
He has to make a decision.