Tis the season for New Year goals. Are you ready to get strong and massive? Yes! I am not surprised. Many men seek this, as do a number of women. Building muscle and strength are worthwhile goals. The pursuit of both are not pointless, no matter what the weak and small tell you.
The importance of strength
Strength is the basis for all human performance. If you cannot stand, you cannot squat. If you cannot squat, you cannot jump. If you cannot jump, you can complete a dunk. Loss of strength is the main loss of physical ability as we age.
The importance of muscle
Muscle can help develop strength. More muscle provides a basis from which more strength can grow. However, muscle can be developed without significant change in strength and strength can be developed without significant change in muscle. But, overlap is present and selectively maximizing muscle will help build strength.
How to build strength and muscle
2023 is the year of opportunity for you to build strength and muscle. I am a trainer well versed in helping men as well as women build strength, muscle, and performance. Hiring me is always a good use of time and money, but that may not be in the cards for everyone. Some people do not have the cash, and some people are hesitant for other reasons, even though they have money
So, with that in mind I have two programs below that can help you do these things on your own.
A program for building strength
This is a blog that includes a program for powerlifting. It uses straightforward approaches for exercises selection, progression, and other aspects of the layout. It has been used by thousands of people online.
A program for building muscle
This bodybuilding program is pretty simple, too simplistic some people may say. But it is effective. If followed correctly over time, this program will help you build muscle. Anyone who cannot use it to build muscle is doing it wrong.
Check it out here
These programs can be run repeatedly by cycling through each program start to finish, then cycling back around. The programs can be run in alternating cycles, that is, complete one, then the other, the repeat this process. There is also a few different ways to mesh these programs into one cohesive program.
Do what you will with these programs for building strength and muscle, but as long as you put in the work over time, you will see progress. If all you do this year for your strength and muscle goals is follow one or both of these programs repeatedly until December 31, you will be massive and strong going into 2024.
Nathan DeMetz holds degrees in Exercise Science, Business Administration, and Information Technology as well as certifications in strength and conditioning, sports nutrition, run coaching, and other areas. His credentials come from organizations such as Indiana Wesleyan University, Ivy Tech College, Utah State University, and the ISSA College of Exercise Science.
Nathan has 20 years of personal and professional experience in the health and fitness world. He works with people from across the globe, including locations such as Kuwait, Australia, and the USA.
To work with Nathan directly on your personal training goals, contact him today!