Do you secretly or not-so-secretly wish people would refer to your physique as “yoked” or “immense”? Or maybe you’re less of a showboat and just want to grow thick and wide, which is to say build more broad, well-balanced muscle mass?
Whichever objective you identify with, we’ve got the training tips you need to reach that goal, thanks to Shawn Arent, Ph.D., C.S.C.S.D, a Medical and Science Advisory Board member for Blueprint for Athletes and the director of Rutgers University’s Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health Center for Health & Human Performance.
But, prepare to work hard: “People want the easy way out, but it takes hard work, consistency, picking the right lifts, and making your workouts harder,” says Arent.
Sure, genetics play a role in terms of where your development occurs, what muscle and strength imbalances you have, and how long it’ll take to see the results you want, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make the most out of what you have. Plus, Arent adds, most people think they’re working harder than they really are.
So, implement these seemingly basic tips and you’ll grow your body to massive proportions. Here are the core principles you need to grow thick and wide.
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