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Off-Season Bodybuilding

October 26, 2010 Print This ArticleShare

Author: Michael Greeves

When it comes to bodybuilding, you need a plan that will be effective all year round. Off-season bodybuilding is just as important as the regular routine and will help you continue to increase and maintain that bulk you’ve worked so hard to achieve.

There are many different ways to gain muscle mass during off-season bodybuilding. The key is to find a program that works for you all the time and stick with it. Don’t be afraid to try new ideas, however, as they can also help produce that mass you are working towards. For example, consider increasing the amount of weight you are using or change your number of reps up a bit. You might even try a program that helps you build muscle mass very quickly, one that will give you fast results you can see almost immediately.

Think of off-season bodybuilding as mass season bodybuilding instead. You want to bulk up year round and continuous training is the way to ensure this will occur. It is important that you don’t gain too much muscle mass during this ff-season period. Often times this translates into weight that must later be lost in order for the muscles to truly show. You want to avoid this as it will most certainly not produce the desired effect.

During off-season bodybuilding, go for quality over quantity. Here it isn’t how much you have but rather how useful and visible it is in the end. This means others will be able to see the muscle you have gained and it won’t look like you’ve simply gained weight during the off-season training.

Another advantage of not gaining too much weight during off-season bodybuilding is the ease with which you will be able to diet. The reason for this is you won’t have a lot of extra weight to lose which makes it much easier to become lean. This also helps you maintain a great body year round as you won’t have to deal with weight that has actually turned to fat once the off-season period has passed. This means you will also be healthier year round. By not changing your overall diet up too much you can easily maintain your physique and it may even feel like the off-season bodybuilding wasn’t so off-season after all.


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