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12 Week Bulk to Gain Lean Mass Program - Phase 3 Results

I've learned so much about training, nutrition, and my body during these last 36 weeks. Tracking your training and nutrition are keys to being able to evaluate and fine tune your training methods. Looking back, I'm so glad that I did this and jumped into the scary zone of doing everything you can to make gains. There were so many moments that I felt terrified that I was just going to gain body fat and that my aesthetics would be far off from what I was trying to achieve. Gaining lean mass is a slow and patient process. You have to trust the journey and be ready for victories and times when things seem to be stagnant.

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Back Workout for Mass, Definition, and Strength

This workout is specifically designed to target all sections of the back. By switching from wide grip and close grip movements, the workout consistently keeps the entire back warm and worked. I have found that this workout is helping me achieve a wider back and a deeper middle valley down my back.

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Arm Workout for Size, Strength, and Definition

I have found that this workout provides a great pump. I like to use it as either the first workout of the week or the last. It's nice as a warm up to the week or if you are feeling a little sore, it's a nice one to use before your rest day.

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Leg & Butt Workout for Size, Strength, and Definition

I have found that this workout provides a much quicker recovery time. The next day my legs may be a little sore but I can easily walk, run, and sit. I have been training this way lately because my old leg workouts were really destroying my legs the next two days after training. It was almost too much, so I switched it up and the results are awesome! Try this out for your next leg day and feel free to share the workout with others.

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Supplements: What I Take for Bodybuilding & Wellness

When looking at supplementation, I try to keep in mind what the actual term means and find the holes in my diet. Those nutritional holes can be filled with supplements. It is important to do research when buying and taking supplements. Beyond just reading what others have to say, your body and personal experience is going to be the most important factor. Try different things and always track how you feel. Learn from personal experience what is working best to enhance your performance, recovery, immunity, energy, mental health, and overall wellbeing.

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Training Plan - Arm Workout for Mass

This bicep and tricep workout is what I am currently using in my routine to gain mass and put on size. This workout is for intermediate to advanced lifters. This routine starts with heavy compound movements and then moves to lighter weight pump sets to get the muscles into hypertrophy and force them to grow. The pump from this workout is insane! Your forearms will feel massive and your biceps will be full.

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Training Plan - Back Workout for Mass

This back workout is what I am currently using in my routine to gain mass and put on size. This workout is for intermediate to advanced lifters. The routine contains a lot of heavy weight movements and exercises where more weight can be added each week to push for gains. I find this routine very effective at cooking the back and hitting the lower / upper / side sections. Using this workout and following a bulking diet plan, I have seen strength gains weekly. If you do a body part split style of training, try this as your back day workout.

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Training Plan - Leg & Butt Workout for Mass

This leg & butt workout is what I am currently using in my routine to gain mass and put on size. This workout is for intermediate to advanced lifters. The routine starts with big compound movements and finishes with fry out lighter sets to send the muscles into hypertrophy and cause muscle growth. This workout is the hardest workout for me during the week, it's an area of my body that I have had to make a priority in order to strengthen my legs. Using this workout and cycling 1 - 1.5 hr a few times a week, I have finally started to feel better about this section of my body. If you do a body part split style of training, try this as your leg day workout.

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Training Plan - Shoulder Workout for Mass

This shoulder workout is what I am currently using in my routine to gain mass and put on size. This workout is for intermediate to advanced lifters. The routine starts with big compound movements and finishes with fry out lighter sets to send the muscles into hypertrophy and cause muscle growth. I find this routine very effective at hitting all angles of the shoulders (front, back, and side) and causing an excellent pump.

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Training Plan - Chest Workout for Mass

This routine is for intermediate to advanced lifters and takes about 1.5 hours to complete (with a 15 minute ab or calf workout added on). It is extremely effective for growing the chest and giving it a full appearance with definition. This routine is especially effective at giving a great chest pump. Try out some or all of the routine for your next chest day! 

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12 Week Bulk to Gain Lean Mass Program - Phase 2 Results

Phase 2 was all about digging for deep motivation. The thrill of Phase 1 wore off and this became work, but by focusing on strengthening my mind more than anything... I was able to achieve all my goals. During this Phase I also received a lot of positivity, motivation, and encouragement from people on social media. This was a great motivator and made me realize that I can inspire and give back to others. These interactions reignited my fire to show others what is possible when you commit to something and give it your all.

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Putting On Size Pre-T and How To Start Bodybuilding - (FTM Fitness)

This video is a long format introduction to how I started my bodybuilding journey and how I put on size/muscle before starting testosterone.

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12 Week Bulk to Gain Lean Mass Program - Phase 1 Results

Wow, did I learn a lot on this bulk. This first 12 week phase was so beneficial to learning about my body and fitness. My goal was to put on size and I definitely accomplished that. I was able to gain 1lb a week, up my bench press by 20 lbs, and increase my caloric intake by 600 more calories a day. Throughout the bulk though I learned a few other things...

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Training Plans - Arm Workout

Ah, the ol' Bi's and Tri's. Working arms has always been one of my favorite workouts but for different reasons than something like Chest Day. Working arms feels good and it's often an easier workout than many others. The biceps can take a lot. It takes quite a while for me to fully exhaust my biceps and triceps, so I feel strong throughout the entire workout. With an area like arms, I focus on two key things during the workout...

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12 Week Bulk to Gain Lean Mass Program - FTM Fitness

This bulk program is going to be challenging for me because I have a hard time with being "fluffy". Anytime my body fat goes up, especially around my waist, my dysphoria kicks up. I struggle with this and it is a hurdle to overcome. I know I want to gain size, strength, and muscle mass but getting there requires a bit of puffiness and less of a lean/tight look. This will be my battle... allowing myself to gain weight and finding the mental peace with it.

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Training Plans - Chest Workout

This chest routine is a beast. It hammers the chest muscles until they are completely depleted. This is my one workout where I sometimes struggle to complete the lasts sets because my muscles are so done by the end of the routine. It is extremely effective though.

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Training Plans - Shoulder Workout

My current routine focuses on putting mass on the shoulders. Each time I train shoulders, I focus on overloading them with a difficult heavier (not too heavy) weight and then cooking them with a high rep more isolated movement.

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