“I Can’t Gain Muscle Mass… what should I do?”
One of my favorite things to do is answer questions for
people on my YouTube channel.
Especially from younger, skinny-dudes who have a hard
time gaining mass.
Like last week when I offered two simple tips to a little
dude who claimed to be stuck in a mass gaining rut…
All I told him to do was:
1. Add “drop sets” to the end of your last set of every
strength training exercise.
This will allow him to continue to get stronger (which
was one of his goals) AND force his muscle to grow
by adding a single bodybuilding technique to his
2. Eat lots of brown rice.
The extra carbs will help get our little friend SWOLE and
also force an insulin-like growth factor response as well.
The fact is that if he does these two simple things he WILL
gain some serious mass and break out of the mass gaining
rut he finds himself in.
I also give him a slice of advice in case this method caused
him to gain some body fat.
He is to “back off” the rice for a week or so and then start
up again as needed.
This advice is good, and will work.
But there is a more systematic way of going about this kind
of “over-feeding” and “under-feeding”.
It’s called “Hybrid Mass Cycling” and you can learn more
about how it works at the website below.
Right now I am about to start cutting back again, as I get
ready for my next strongman show.
I weigh about 210 and need to be under 200 to compete in
the light weight class.
So, I’ll be taking my own advice and cycle my carb intake
in order to keep my strength up, but lose a little weight.
More about my strongman adventures later
PS – If gaining “clean mass” is a goal of yours, then give
this a try.