In order to reach any health and fitness goal, you need to build a solid strength foundation. To get you there, we have all of the resources you need for workouts, nutrition guidance on how to fuel your body, and supplements to help give you that edge!
Create A Game Plan
Building strength won’t happen overnight, so you need to have your workouts planned out for the next couple weeks. If you don’t know where to start, Don’t worry! We got you covered with all of our strength gaining workout plans developed by some of the best industry experts and trainers in the world. No matter where you are, we have something for you.
Beginners: If you’re just starting out and have no clue where to begin, our Serious Strength in 8 Weeks is a perfect plan for you. This structured plan uses a strategic approach to specific exercises and training volume that will help make you stronger and take your training to the next level.
Intermediate: If you have been hitting the gym for some time now, but are looking for something to take you to the next level, then 5x5 For Muscle and Strength is calling your name! This program uses the decades old approach to building some solid strength, so definitely check it out!
Advanced: If you have been there and done that, but want to take on a challenge, I dare you to check out PH3. This program was designed by well-known powerlifter and scientist, Layne Norton. It focuses on the three big lifts (bench, squat, and deadlift), but also adds in targeted accessory work to fill in all the gaps.
If you like your current workout split but want to build your strength specifically on your bench, go check out Bench 300. This plan is designed only for your chest days to help you break through that plateau!
Eat, Eat, Eat
When it comes to building your strength, you have to make sure you are giving your body the nutrients it needs to build and repair those muscles. This means you need to have a good balance of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. Not exactly sure where they need to be, I recommend you check out our macronutrient calculator to get you started. With your goal of building strength, you’ll want to make sure you choose the right goal on that calculator, so it’s recommended you choose either main current weight or gain weight if you're looking for that little extra muscle as well.
Once you’ve identified those nutrients, then it’s time to get your meal planning on! Go check out our top nutrition articles to help you land on the best diet for you. If you want to make it even easier, check out a meal delivery kit like Flex Pro Meals to really get you on track!
Fill In Those Gaps
Now that we’ve gotten the two key pieces put together for building strength, it’s time to help fill in the gaps of our diet and give you that extra edge with supplements.
While carbs and fats are important in order to build strength, protein could be considered the most important. A whey protein supplement is an easy way to give you the nutrients (Protein & Amino Acids) needed to recover and build muscle after those demanding workouts.
With this being the most researched supplement on the market, most of those have been centered around creatine’s effect on strength and power output. Taking this consistently each day could certainly help you reach your goal quickly!
Because of how demanding strength training can be, you will need all the nutrients you can get. A good multivitamin will help fill in those vitamin and mineral gaps you may not be getting from your diet. This will help your body operate efficiently, support overall health, potentially boost energy levels, and help your muscles recover.