The second stage of the ‘Male Fitness Model Workout’ is The Gains Stage. This stage consist of a two month program maximizing muscle growth, size gains trough heavy-weight, low repetition training, combined with a increased caloric intake. The workouts in this stage aim to take your body to failure. “Failure” is a training term that means lifting until your muscles are unable to do another rep, which results in the greatest size gains.
Since the second phase of the workout is designed to maximize musclegrowth the cardio work is kept to a minimum. Too much cardio training can be detrimental to muscle growth as it can put the body into a catabolic state where the body breaks down it’s own muscle for energy and that’s the last thing we want to happen during our muscle-building phase. To avoid this problem no cardio session will be longer than 20 minutes during our muscle-building phase.
The diet for the second phase of the workout doesn’t differ to much fromthe diet used during the first phase of our fitness model workout. The only real difference between the first phase of the workout and the second phase is that the second phase of the workout stresses eating AS MUCH AS YOU POSSIBLY CAN.
If we had to pick a stage where supplements are the most important, this is the one. During the second phase of the workout we need to put on as much muscle mass as possible because if we don’t then cutting body fat during the third phase will be worthless. The good news is that by using the right supplements together they can have a synergistic effect that’s capable of taking our muscle mass to unprecedented levels.