Welcome to Game Strength Insider!
Weight training isn’t a one-size-fits-all method of getting the body and results you want.
That’s because there are different types of methods that work better for different types of goals. Pick the wrong one, and you might feel like you’re spinning your wheels and not getting anywhere.
Point is, your first step is to pick one goal.
Here 3 of the more common goals:
Quite a bit of those who visit this site are looking to get that timeless “beach body” look. You know, the well-defined pecs (chest), the awesome arms and the washboard abs. You’ll be slim, ripped and muscular… just the way the ladies like it.
If this is your goal, you’re in the right place. That’s because Game Strength Insider is built around creating this body for you. You’ll do weight training three to four times per week, alternating upper and lower body routines. Generally, you’ll choose weights that you can lift 8-12 times before failure.
In addition to weights, you’ll also do cardio at least three times per week to keep the fat melting off. And you’ll eat clean to keep your metabolism roaring.
You may gain some muscle even as you’re losing fat. But primarily you’ll be peeling away the fat to reveal your existing muscle. And if you follow our programs, you certainly won’t lose any muscle in the process.
Bottom line, you’ll look like a buff model when you’re finished with our program(coming soon)
After most guys get ripped they turn their attention to getting bigger.
They want bigger biceps, pecs, legs, etc.
If this is your goal, then you’ll need to start going through a cycle of where you spend some time “bulking” (building muscle) and then spend a few months âcuttingâ (getting rid of any excess fat).
Generally, the weight training stays the same. The only difference is that during bulking, you’ll eat more so that your body has the calories it needs to build muscle. Just be sure to eat clean. You’ll also cut down on cardio (perhaps just doing it once or twice per week).
During cutting or shredding if you will, you’ll continue eating clean to help burn off the fat. Naturally, you’ll eat fewer calories to help shed the fat while maintaining the muscle. The difference is that you’ll incorporate more cardio.
If your goal is less about the shape of your body and more about how strong you are, then your approach to training will be slightly different. Youâre going to need to eat more calories (just as if you were bulking) to give your body the fuel it needs to create new muscle. And you can do cardio a couple times per week just for the sake of fitness.
The big difference here is in HOW you weight train. If you’re training for strength, then you’ll often use very heavy weights and go to failure. By heavy weights, I’m talking about weights that you can only lift two to 8 times. You’ll also be working on things like grip strength by doing exercises like the “Farmer’s Carry” (where you grip a heavy weight, such as a pail full of weights until you can’t do it anymorev or a couple of barbell plates).
Generally, you’ll save the “getting bigger” and “getting stronger” goals for later. For now, let’s focus on weight training to get ripped!