Set Higher Standards by Ravi

Ramblings from a 30-something ultra-marathoning yogi with a day job.

How to Gain 34lbs of Muscle in 4 Weeks

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Tim Ferriss has another motivating post about how to gain a massive amount of muscle in a short period of time. It is almost too big a change to believe, but I’ll let you be the judge.

What’s the most weight (muscle or fat!) that you’ve gained in a single month?

For me: +10lbs. Back in 1998, after school let out for the summer, I had an internship in NYC. I went from running, swimming and biking a ton, to just lifting a ton (and eating a ton) and not doing much else. The weight came on pretty easily. After the first month, I gained about 2 pounds each of the remaining 2 months.

During my 12-week challenge last year, I managed to gain +10lbs of lean muscle in 12 weeks.

Gaining 34lbs in 4 weeks is crazy. Even 1/4 that gain would be tough. The kicker is, Tim did it while training only 8 hours a week! I need to learn that technique.

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Written by Ravi Raman

May 1, 2007 at 5:50 am

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  6. Hey there, scam or not, I am going to give it a try!

    I did my first workout using this method yesterday. It felt great. I have also cleaned up my diet and am eating more high quality (high protein) calories.

    We’ll see how this experiment goes!

    I will say, though, that when I was in college, our varsity athletes all trained using the principles that Tim Ferriss is referring to….one-set of 6-8 exercises to failure, using a slow rep count.

    They were some of biggest/strongest folks I have ever seen.

    If it worked for them, I hope it would work for me.

    I’ll be blogging my progress.


    May 3, 2007 at 5:19 am

  7. I say it’s BS. The guy is probably gonna start selling some ebooks or come up with some other scam.


    May 1, 2007 at 6:34 pm

  8. And I think you have a little mistake in the title, please check.

    Michael M @ freshome

    May 1, 2007 at 3:33 pm

  9. Gold information, thanks for the link.

    Michael M @ freshome

    May 1, 2007 at 3:31 pm

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