First let me introduce myself, My Name is Eric and Im currently deployed with the army in Iraq. This is the best board I have found yet. Know my question is I have been working out for 8 months like a mad man. I have increased my bench from 135 to 240 one time max, the problem is im getting stronger but im not gettting any bigger. Any Ideas on wehat could help me?
Thanks guys for the help
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Hey there -
Nice to have you on the board.
My first thought is that you need to eat more. Is this possible in your current situation?
Not Really we are eating mainly MREs but they have 2000 calories each I eat two of those a say most of the time.
Well, unless you figure out a way to eat more, I don't know what else could help.
4000 cals a day should be more then enough for you to bulk up, even if its slowly. For hypertropy I would suggest doing higher reps with slightly lower reps. In the 6 to 10 rep range. I've also heard (and have personally seen) that resistance machines are better at building mass, I really packed size onto my triceps using resistance machines over free weights.
Some other things that might help are how old you are, how much you weigh, and what your training sessions are like.
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You gotta get that food in, especially with all the work you put in every day.
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How many reps/sets are you doing?
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If you can't gain weight off of the maximum of what you can eat, then your stuck in a hole here. You'd be best off to just train for strength, endurance, flexibility, etc. until you have access to higher amounts of food.
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Chest Work out
Bench 160 10x, 170 8x, 190 6x
Incline 120 10x 130 8x 140 6x
Decline 130 10x 140 8x 150 6x
Curl- 80 10x 90 8x 100 6x
Flys with dumbells 25 10x 30 8x 35 6x
Then I burn myself out with 135 bench
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This is all dependent on his BMR and how many calories he expends doing extra activity. He probably expends many more calories than his BMR being on active duty...walking around in his gear all day, etc, etc. So while 4000 calories seem like plenty for most folks, it might not be enough to GAIN ON for a highly active person.Originally Posted by WBBIRL
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BuckSGT, Thank you and your comrades for your service to our country.
Do you train your entire body?
Do you have access to more food if you want it?
Can you outline your entire routine?
I also want to thank you for your service!
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