Don't know shit about bulking or just trying to get bigger. Never tried it. I don't eat enough and it's just never crossed my mind until yesterday.
I train with the goal to maximize strength, but I am aware that you need to get bigger to keep getting stronger. I just don't know how.
I've decided that when I exaust my strength gains at 165+ lbs that I'll bulk up to keep making progress, so I won't be doing this for a while, but I'd like to know how to do it in advance.
My question here is: Is it possible or even a good option to bulk while training in the 3-5 rep range? Can doing things like slowing down rep speed and shortening rest periods make the 3-5 range good for size?
The reason I ask this is because I enjoy training in the 3-5s and I Fear that I wouldn't see desirable strength gains training in the 8-12 range.
Just a question.
This will have to change.I don't eat enough
Are you talking about every single lift you do? Just the main lifts? What is your proposed routine?Is it possible or even a good option to bulk while training in the 3-5 rep range?
6'2 - 105kg (231lb)
Yes, look up boring but big, by Jim Wendler.
You can, but it is not optimal. Go to www.atlargenutrition.com and download the free Mass Gain PDF. I wrote it. You can do it without the supplements. They help, but if your budget is tight you can it without them. A training routine that will make you quite strong is included.
try some HIT techniques, going to failure first on a few sets then doing a few more tradidtional volume sets. the biggest obstacle for many tryin to grow is the concept of resting and not overtraining. many pros will even have to take a step back and up the intensity in shorter durations and then know when to rest.
The hypertrophy portion of the Boring but Big workouts are 5 sets of ten reps, 50 reps total. In other words, the complete opposite of what the OP is proposing(3-5 reps).
OP you can bulk in that rep range, but you need more time under tension to get the most hypertrophy out of your workouts. I don't think you'll see optimal results in that rep range.
so many guys overtrain its insane. even tho they may be huge think of how much denser they could be if they simplified the routine? i have been noticing huge results by going harder in shorter workouts b/c the long routines you naturally hold back a bit to reserve energy for the next however many sets.
this is my buddy who has been training me, guy is a monster for his age!