Bigger Muscles or More Definition: The Struggle is Real!

This is a common struggle with that many men, if not all, will have while they are lifting weights. Do they want to be more bulky or overall and have more mass? Or do they want to not be as bulky but have extremely defined muscles and more definition overall? It is something that you’ll have to figure out as you begin to start your weightlifting journey. For some people they are genetics play a part in how their body looks and they will go with what feels easier.

For example, I am someone who puts mass on easier than others, but at the same time, I look less defined I just look bigger over all while still muscular. I have other friends that will not be as big but his muscles are more defined. It is just something that each category in this discussion has its own pros and cons over. However, that is all to say that it is completely up to genetics. There are actually certain workouts we can do that will give us the body that we want, or at very least help in the process of doing.

For Those Wanting More Definition: Lift Lighter but Longer!


Let’s start out with if you’re someone who is wanting to put on more mass an hour and is less concerned about definition. For these people, be ready for high repetitions of lower weight. Now this isn’t to say that your muscles will still not fatigue, the stuff that we will not be easy to do. You will be able to lift with lower weights be also be doing higher reps which is it which is putting your muscle in a state of growth over strength. This is crazy to think because you could be the bigger person but someone smaller than you could easily be much stronger, which isn’t always great for the ego. Something else that you want me to be doing is to be eating a large amount of calories preferably protein as you will need to really pack on the muscle and eat more. If you were not eating enough calories throughout the day you’re simply not going to be able to pack anything on. The workouts that burn the calories will have brand what you eat and are out today giving your body literally nothing left to add onto.

For Those Wanting More Mass: Lift Heavier but for Less Time!


If you are someone who is looking to be stronger and R and would rather just pack on pure mass as a post any definition, this would be the thing that you need to do. You will be needing to lift heavier amounts of weight but the good news is is that you don’t have to lift as much as the people in the first group. By doing this you may not be the biggest guy in the gym but you’ll probably be able to pick him up and throw them through a window, if you wanted to.

Prohormones: Friend or Foe in the Gym?

Do Prohormones Really Make You Stronger?

At nearly every gym (be it one at home or public), everyone is wondering what is really the best supplements out there to get stronger. After all, wouldn’t you want to use something that could get you much faster results? Believe me, if there was something that I could take to get through boring meetings or traffic, I would love it. The good thing is that for those of us who are looking to get stronger, there are many ways to do it.

When we look at supplements that are certain ones that work great and others that don’t. As far as categories go, the big two are steroids and prohormones. These are known as the supplements that mostly aren’t really even available anymore. Because of this, we have to look at what is left and that would be the safer alternatives. These alternatives are supplements that are going to be made to be LIKE those other supplements without actually being them.

This is great for people who are looking to get in the best shape possible. This video covers a supplement that is an alternative to the now banned prohormones. If you wanted to try or have tried prohormones and want to replicate those results, I highly recommend getting your hands on this. Made up of four different supplements, you will be able to get that body that you want as four different supplements are getting everything they way that they need to be within your body, very cool stuff.

Now, for the results, as it is from people who have actually tried prohormones in the past, they really do work. However, you have to be sure that you are getting the right ones. You will pack on weight very quickly with these, so be warned. When I used my first prohormone that has long since been discontinued, I was putting on a pound a day by just sticking with my normal weightlifting and diet regime (that wasn’t really that strict anyway). As a said before, prohormones themselves are now discontinued, so I recommend you try something out mentioned in that video in this post. It is going to be the next best thing that we all have at the moment, as more and more innovations begin to plum up in the supplement and sports nutrition industry.

Why I Recommend Using Starting Strength

Starting Strength: An Introduction

To some, this may sound like something you may have read around various fitness and bodybuilding forms and to others this might seem like a foreign language. Starting strength is a weightlifting program designed to boost strength and something that is perfect for beginners. However, even if you aren’t a beginner it is something that is very valuable, I personally used it midway through out the time I’ve spent my life lifting weights. I don’t regret doing it but I do regret how late I started as the strength gains were permanent I felt and really helped me to get bigger and stronger.

What to Expect with this Program

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Think of this program as a sort of crash course and figuring out how strong you are and something that I feel is one of the best ways to get stronger. What you will begin doing will, for some seem very very strange. The workouts are designed around five reps and five sets but this isn’t something like dumbbell curls or anything like that. Most of these workouts are the big compound body lives. Yes, that means you will be doing squats and deadlifts but there are some great benefits to doing these exercises.

Combine the benefits of these exercises with the way this program is designed and watch your strength go up like crazy. Something that led me to be hesitant at first was wondering if I would get physically bigger, or just be stronger. However, I was so happy to find out that as I got stronger, yes I was able to pack on more muscle mass. This was done through my nutrition as well because as we all know, a lot of your muscle mass games depend on you eating enough calories and eating enough good food. Another thing that is very important to remember is to leave your ego at the door. You need to stick with weights that you can do five reps of because you will be increasing weight faster than you probably have before.

My Results with Starting Strength

You will really get some strength gains throughout this program that are going to freak you out. However, do not get cocky and think because you have got stronger that you automatically need to step up your weight by 20 pounds. Trust me, even if you are adding wait at the rate of 5 pounds a week your strength and muscle mass games are going to be very impressive. So, to say that again, do not come into using this program with an ego or if you were someone who only gauges their progress by sheer numbers on paper.

Supplement of the Week: Deckadrolone

Deckadrolone – A Great Supplement to Use for Liftingdeckadrolone the legal steroid version

When you’re in the gym, when your results start to suffer, you suffer as well. It is one of the most embarrassing and frustrating things you can go through . Even worse than that, as you watch your progress in the gym suffer, slow down, or even worse go backwards, you really feel like it is a knock on you. You don’t feel as adequate and you were noticing that even maybe some muscle loss is occurring. Something else that can happen throughout the time that you lift weights, is the dreaded plateau. This is one of the worst things you can go through as a weightlifter and what it means is your results simply plateau. For example, if you usually can do 200 pounds on your bench press and you want to move up to say, 205 or 210, you can’t. You’re simply stuck at the same strength level, no matter what you try.

I have been through many of those times where in my workout notebooks, I always see the same number for a certain lift. It seems like it really starts to haunt me week after week and I know that there’s nothing I can do but keep trying to get stronger and lift more or for more reps.  And worst of all, you really see that weight to go down and wait, even though it might help you out you’ll definitely take a hit in the masculinity department in your own mind.

With those issues that we can run into in mind, we found a pretty cool supplement and actually got a chance to try it. Here’s what we thought of it and some more information about the supplement.  The supplement is called Deckadrolone, and before anyone’s alert goes off, no this is not like the illegal steroids. But the supplement is is actually a legal version of that in capsule form. For more in-depth info about how these alternatives work, they actually have some great forums dedicated to this. To put it a little more simply, if you take the supplement, you watch your strength gains go up. After I started taking the supplement, the results really kicked in about two weeks. The awesome part was I was actually busting through that plateau and I actually got my bench out to about 230, which I thought would take much longer normally. After looking into the website, I did see that they offer a few more products that are all based around other actual steroids.


I have not gotten a chance yet to try the rest of the products but there are certain ones that are really gaining some popularity on that website, some namely some fat burners.  I have to admit that I was really pleasantly surprised with this product, after I saw that it was some sort of legal steroid website, I was pretty unsure what I just got myself into. Luckily, I was proven very wrong and Deckadrolone works great at increasing your lifts and is a must for anyone suffering through one of those horrible plateaus. Something else I recommend checking out is what I can only think of as the essentials of strength training, you won’t regret checking this out!

Stop Working Out the Same Body Part so Much!

If you are new to weightlifting or had maybe listened to some of the wrong people, you’re one of those people that are working out the same body part constantly. This might seem like a great thing to do at first but soon as you will notice along with the major muscle pain you’ll probably always have, that you will not see results as fast as if you do a split. Split training is what you do to make sure that you are properly training all parts of your body.

For example, some splits are set up to where they have chest and back one day, triceps and biceps the next day, and then shoulders and legs. However, this is just one example of the many different splits that you can use. Some people find that doing an entire day devoted to arms were you split up your bicep and tricep workouts can be too much. However, I personally use it as I feel that doing chest and triceps on the same day does not work well for me.

The main problem I have with this is that my triceps become too sore after doing big chest lifts like the bench press. Usually after that, I began to notice that my tricep lift numbers were going down rapidly.  I could see some people having success with this method of lifting weights but I felt that it just was not for me.

I usually do shoulders and legs on one day because that way it is sort of an easier day for me overall. You might see some people train one body part relentlessly and see results, which can happen. But they could be growing their muscles at a much faster rate if they were not so stubborn and used a split routine throughout the week.

The most common split is usually chest and biceps one day, triceps and back the next day, and then shoulders and legs the third day.  If you are trying to cut weight or lose body fat you want to remember that some cardio may be thrown into these days as well.

Another thing that is great about a split routine as you’re not always left having one body part sore all the time instead you kind of split up the work load between all areas of muscles of your body. Trust me, your body will thank you for it.

When to do Cardio: Before or After Weight Training?

This is the age old question the most weightlifters will ask themselves throughout their training routine. For me, I do not usually do cardio very much but when I do I usually do it after my training. The way I look at it is that my body is going to be taxed and exhausted by the time I finished lifting weights and this way with the cardio I can just run on a machine.

Even though both options can be exhausting, I do usually find cardio to be less intensive since I am staying in one spot and I’m not exerting myself with any weights. However, some people do wish to do their cardio before, for reasons of their own. Some feel that the cardio is a good way to get the body and a fat burning state before they hit the weights. I would not argue this but for me it’s a matter of personal preference.

In the past, I have tried to do cardio before I weightlifting session but every time I would try it I would usually gas myself out during the weights and have to cut the entire workout short. Another issue that I suffered with was taking my pre-workout supplement before I did my cardio. I thought it would have enough energy to last throughout the cardio session and the weightlifting session, but I was proven wrong.  The bad part of this was that the caffeine wore off midway through my cardio session and, having a high caffeine tolerance I was nearly exhausted before I had even picked up a single weight.

The most important way to find out which type of person you are regarding cardio and weightlifting together is to simply try it for yourself. I would recommend starting small, if you haven’t done cardio before. You do not want to be the person that is on the treadmill and plans to be on there for 30 minutes to find yourself covered in sweat and exhausted and five. Please remember to take your time and take baby steps if you’re starting cardio for the first time.

Some people enjoy stretching after a good cardio workout. As we have learned recently, stretching can actually lead to greater injury risk when lifting weights so remember to go easy on the stretching and only do a little if you must before weightlifting. Although cardio and weightlifting, when combined, I can give you the body that you want twice is quick, remember that you were also doing twice as much work in a shorter amount of time then you would by just weightlifting.

Be sure to take breaks if you need it, drink plenty of water, and don’t go too crazy on the cardio before or after weightlifting session.

We want to know where our readers stand on the issue, so please leave a comment below stating your preference as far as cardio and weightlifting go together.