Hi Jim / Guys,
With long term back problems, I have been using weighted vest Calisthenics / Walrus circuits, rather than conventional barbell and dumbell training, for many years. It has so many benefits for anyone with niggling back pains/ issues.
I have become much leaner than ever and have lost mostly body fat and bloatedness, even though this has never been the goal.
If anything, I need to gain weight and mass.
Without using something like BBB or Monolith, or a high volume of barbell lifts, has anyone got any idea how I could go about gaining quality mass while training exclusively with weighted vest Calisthenics?
Obviously the first thing I’ll do is look at eating more.
Do I need to venture into doing movements slower / “feeling the muscle” or “slow negative” reps style?
Or should I just focus on adding reps and vest weight very slowly over time as a progression?
Any ideas / thoughts / experiences will be helpful.