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Gain 34 lbs Of Muscle In 28 Days! May 2, 2007

I was reading some more of Tim Ferriss’ blog, and saw his recent article From Geek to Freak: How I Gained 34 lbs. of Muscle in 4 Weeks. He has plenty of before-and-after photos to illustrate just how much of a difference this is. Amazing.

In it, he details the diet and exercise regimen he used to gain 34 lbs of muscle, while losing 3 lbs of fat, in 28 days. The diet is the same one I linked to yesterday, so I won’t repeat the details here, but the exercise program is interesting.

Basically, he only worked out twice per week. The workouts featured only a small variety of exercises (4-7 multi-joint exercises), and he did each one very slowly (5 seconds up, 5 seconds down) and repeated until failure (i.e. he couldn’t lift the weight another time) with a 3 minute break between each exercise.

I don’t have any weights or anything, but this approach sounds interesting. Any ideas for how to weight-train when you don’t own any gym equipment? Can it be done with common household items?

Post your ideas below!


1. Julie - May 4, 2007

I stumbled you. Join in if you want: http://julieannebonner.com/the-stumble-train-is-here/ :)

2. Gain Muscle - May 4, 2007

There are a lot of body weight exercises that can be very beneficial. There are several variations of pushups that you could try. Check out Matt Furey’s site for other great body weight exercises (www.mattfurey.com)

3. admin - May 4, 2007

Julie – I’ve added you to my blogroll too. That’ll make it easier for me to remember to check back on you regularly!

Gain Muscle – Thanks for the tips. I’m checking out Matt’s site now…