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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-02-2012, 02:24 AM Thread Starter
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Getting big?

So, I'm 5'6 and 145 pounds. I initially wanted to lose weight to make featherweight, but now I'm thinking maybe I'll just burn off the fat I have and build muscle on that. And upon building muscle, I'll probably gain weight, putting myself into lightweight. So I need to gain some pounds. About 20. My friend Victor is this HUGE guy, he's about 192 and is nothing but muscle. He tells me he got big from circuit training. Should I do this, or is there something else that would be better for me to get bigger, or something better for an MMA fighter.

What's the best way to gain weight by ONLY building muscle?

PS. I currently do crossfit. My friend tells me its good for endurance, and will get me lean but won't really have me gain as much wait as I'm looking into gaining. What do you think?
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-14-2012, 11:32 PM
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You will need to bulk up first and put some weight on, protein shakes ect ect then it's weights to turn that bulk into muscle, medium level weights with more reps will build muscle and give you tone. Big weights with less reps after to build strength. Light weight on time based routines will increase your stamina, I wear 16oz gloves on all bag work and you will notice increased hand speed when you drop down to the much lighter MMA gloves.
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