Hey Everybody. I’m 16 and have been seriously working out for about 11 months now. I have read many articles from both T-Nation and bodybuilding.com. I’m a light guy, I’m about five feet six inches tall and weight only 133 pounds.
I know that I should lift heavy in order to build a base. And I have basically lifted in the 5 to 8 rep range for many months but I have used basically a “bodybuilding” type training style this whole time and have never really used a training program where I specifically worked for strength for a while.
I currently want to start a program where I do just this and I am wondering if this is the right way to go. I will work out about 3-4 times a week(High Frequency /managing fatigue), concentrating on Bench, Squat,Military Press, and the Deadlift. I will mix up variations of the exercises and keep the volume relatively low so as not to burnout.
My Question is if this workout will be effective for adding mass because it only consists of 14 sets for the whole body working in the 1-4 rep range. Also how long should I stay on this program and what should I move on to afterward. Thanks.