I'm finishing my adaptation training at the gym, and I'd like to structure my training in two separate phases from now on:
1) Get bigger
THEN, AFTER THAT
2) Get ripped
So in the moment I'm looking for a training to build muscle and for a diet to give me calories for that. I found the StrongLifts 5×5 training very attractive (https://stronglifts.com/5x5/). So I'm asking: do you know this training? Have you ever done it or do you know somebody who have done it?
Also I'd like to get some diet for building muscle tips. Do you know any good one?
I'd like any other tips for building muscle too!
Started with this program. It will get you known, as what happened to me, as the guy always at the squat rack. Good starter for all the basics.
After that I played with Starting Strength,but then I switched to the 5 3 1, which is my personal favorite as it is very adaptable. I know the site owner's trainer disses it because he thinks it does not give fast enough progress, but you didn't mention you were entering any powerlifting competitions in the near future.
It has a great powerlifting core set of movements, and you can tailor the assistance work to go for either size or more strength. And it's the assistance work that keeps it from becoming boring, because in a year all that squatting will get a bit boring.
These suggestions for effective workouts are really good and helpful. Along with proper workouts it is also necessary to have right apparels so one can do his workouts easily. I do Yoga and always wear my comfortable pattern leggings or Yoga pants along with tank tops.
Hey mate, I'm a big fan of 5x5. As has already been said, it will make you strong and will add a little bulk, but nothing compared to dedicated size programs. However, strength is a great way to go before proper bulking...