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Lift Fast, Get Big Program


This is officially my first post. This is a great website! Lots of good stuff.

Anyway to my question. I have been doing DC training for about a year with huge strength gains and good mass gains, but I want a change. I came across the Lift Fast, Get Big workout and it looks great!

I am a former (10 years ago I decided to teach high school) Division II strength coach, Olympic Lifter, Powerlifter and hockey goalie. I loved doing explosive lifting and teaching explosive lifting. When I used to use techniques like stretch shortening and blast isos (for bench and dead position strength) I did them solely for athletic strength gains and never noticed or cared about mass increases.

Is there any way or should I just NOT add these techniques to the Lift Fast, Get Big program which is as follows:

Day 1

Sets: 6
Reps: 3
Load: 6RM (rep max)
Rest: 50 seconds between sets
Exercises: Dips, Front Squats, Chin-ups, Leg Curls and Seated Calf Raises

Day 3

Sets: 5
Reps: 5
Load: 8RM
Rest: 60 seconds between sets
Exercises: Flat Bench Presses, Deadlifts, Bent-Over Rows, Skull Crushers, Donkey Calf Raises and Barbell Curls.

Day 5

Sets: 4
Reps: 6
Load: 9RM
Rest: 70 seconds between each set
Exercises: Incline Dumbbell Bench Presses, Back Squats, Upright Rows, Close-Grip Bench Presses, Standing Calf Raises and Preacher Curls

If I am to add these techniques, how (set reps etc.) to gain max mass? When I have trained in this fashion I have for pure strength and performed these lifts on highly calorie restricted diets (weight class restrictions). Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks and have a good one!