How to get bigger

Jump to Last Post 1-7 of 7 discussions (7 posts)
  1. HubPages profile imageSTAFF
    HubPagesposted 9 years ago

    How to get bigger

  2. JoChris26 profile image47
    JoChris26posted 9 years ago

    To get bigger requires pushing your muscles.  They need to be trained past their limits so that they can build.  To do that, work to failure when you are weight training.  In short, this causes microscopic tears in muscle fiber.  Rest, food, and protein help repair the muscle.  In that process the muscle grows in order to be able to handle your weight lifting requirements the next time your lift.  Make small increments of weight amounts each time you lift in order to push the muscle.

    That is not to say you need to spend hours on end in the gym.  In fact, you can get in a whole routine within 1 to 1.5 hours and 3 to 4 days a week and get results.  There is such a thing as overtraining and it is detrimental to your success.

    Plus, your nutrition plays a HUGE role in getting bigger muscles.  Food is fuel and just like your vehicle, your body, (the engine), needs fuel to run.  But you don't want to put in watered down gasoline.  Same for the food you eat.  You want high quality nutrients to get bigger muscles.

    My hubpages, "Build Muscle Bulk" give much more information if you are interested.  Good luck in your training.

  3. dcristo profile image77
    dcristoposted 9 years ago

    That is some good advice from JoChris26. I would even suggest spending less time in the gym. 30-45 minute sessions, training 3 times per week is more then enough if you are training with a high intensity. What I mean by this is that when you are lifting weights for the purpose of bulking up, you train differently to what you would be doing if you were training for muscular endurance.

    Getting bigger means you need to train to be getting stronger, so you want to improve your muscular strength. You achieve this by lifting heavy weights and doing low reps. The focus of your workout routine should be lifting heavy with the basic compound exercises which include squats, flat/incline bench press, leg press, barbell curls, shoulder press, and even some body weight exercises like pull ups and chin ups.

    Also, don't overlook your diet. You need to eat ALOT so you remain in a calorie surplus. The nutrients from food is required for energy and building muscle, so constantly be eating through the day, every 3 hours like clockwork. And don't just eat any food, ensure they are healthy high calorie foods which pack the most punch.

    Hope this helps!

  4. profile image52
    nathan meyerposted 9 years ago

    Eat more. Like your weights, train in a progressive fashion eating a little more and then a little more everyday. Liquids are a good way to get calories even when you feel full. Eat your 3-4 normal meals a day now add +pint of skim milk a day. When you platuea change to 2% then whole. Then go to to a half gallon then a gallon. Before steroids came in the late 1950's people wanting to grown would drink a gallon of whole milk a day while following a program of hard & heavy squats. It performed miracles.

    Squats, Deadlifts, Bench, wt, dips, leg presses--the big compounds done for 4-8 reps cause the body to release testerone and make you grow larger in addition to localized muscle stimulation.

    Google 20-rep Breathing Squats and 5x5 programs. Avoid isolation movements avoid working for a burn or a pump or a feel or a shape--work to put a little bit of weight on the bar every workout.

    Add more sleep. Move to 9-10 hours a night.

    Gains of 15-30 lbs in a month have happened by simply adding sleep and an extra gallon of whole milk a day while doing 2-3 hard workouts a week. 80-100lbs in a year is not crazy in an untrained lifter or a volume "pumper" who suddenly trains correctly.

    Depending on your metabolism you will gain some fat. Your body set point won't change unless you do. This is why its called bulking.

    I gained 15 pounds in a month and 30 total over 14 months after I did this and gave up that Weider stuff.

    You can do it! (

  5. jmckiernan86 profile image55
    jmckiernan86posted 9 years ago

    check out this page for a complete answer

  6. geezadrc profile image59
    geezadrcposted 9 years ago
  7. profile image0
    blake4dposted 8 years ago

    Perhaps you could get shoe lifts, or high heel shoes, or if you wanna get a whole lot bigger maybe stilts would be in order. Unless you meant bigger around. Then I suggest lots of non stop carbs, or an intertube around the waist. Good luck.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)