You asked me why a Pizza after a workout is bad. Well its a crap ton of calories that have nearly no nutritional value. If you are seeking weight gain, you want QUALITY mass. Dont eat as much at once. Space out your meals, and instead of slamming a pizza daily, have a protein shake in the morning, post workout, and at night. Almost anything is better than pizza really. Eat a sub from subway everyday or somethin that has a variety of nutrients along with meat.
And LiquidMercury, he said he was lifting to become better at a sport and said he is training outside of the weightroom. Given that circumstance, it would not be wise at all to go 5 days a week. I tried doing that while training everyday on the track, and trust me. If you have a sport that you train hard for you are not going to recover enough if you slam the weightroom that often. 4 Times a week is plenty
Btw OP, out of curiosity what is your weight and why are you so eager to gain weight? 90% of the time people do some ridiculously dumb things to “bulk”. Just look at Rippetoe’s disciples drinking a gallon of milk a day lmao. [/quote]
Just because something didn’t work in your training - and you are pretty young in your training and still probably learning how to actually control the variables and isolate them to determine why something worked or didn’t - doesn’t mean it is a failed idea or even unfounded in logic. [/quote]
How is training no more than 4 days a week unfounded logically? 5/3/1 and Westside usually call for 4 days a week of training. Very rare is it to find a strength focused program that goes 5 days a week and its even more rare to find a sport training program with that.
I beleive we are disagreeing on semantics here, I consider “workouts” here in this split to be a traditional weightlifting workout. I am not counting sport specific workouts. I am going off of what to do ontop of your regular sport specific training. It is completely logical and sound as I have never ever seen a track/football/basketball training program that calls for 5 or more days a week of training. That is better for bodybuilding splits and maybe olympic lifting if you are going the bulgarian method.
and thanks man I dont even know what yo say about the compliment at the end, its kinda weird tho but i appreciate it i guess
As was previously mentioned, Westside is significantly more than 4 times a week, and most of the top lifters in the world also lift significantly more than 4 times a week. Many of the top athletes in the world in the off-season are also getting more than 4 times a week quite often.
Speed work, agility work, reaction time work, are all things I would consider “training sessions” for most major sports that are more often than the 4x per week training sessions. Recovery workouts as well.
JC - you tend to give a lot of advice that is pretty unfounded. You’re 20, you haven’t been at this long - sometimes it’s best to realize that and simply learn and listen. I was quite similar in my early years where I thought I knew everything and very dogmatic in my way of thinking - that my way was right because I had read so much. Then I realized I was a moron and didn’t know half as much as I thought I did and added 300 lbs to my to my total.