Questions: RealJock Muscle-Building 12-Week Workout Program

  • tieske1983

    Posts: 7

    Sep 05, 2012 9:52 PM GMT
    Hey guys,

    I'm new to this site and I've been having great fun reading the discussions and articles on here. I just stumbled upon the RealJock Muscle-Building 12-Week Workout Program. It sounds pretty good to me, but I do have a few questions though.

    What I've always heard over the years is that in order to build muscle you should focus on heavy weight, low reps (8-12), and just enough rest in between sets. When reading the article, I see that many exercises are not to be done with heavy weight (i.e. just your own body weight). Furthermore, the rep range in a lot of exercises is way more than 8-12, for example 16 or even 20. Rest periods are pretty short in my opinion, 60secs between sets, and a lot of supersets with no rest.

    While on a muscle building program, I always tried to eat a lot (3000-3100 kcals a day) and keep cardio to a minimum in order to stay healthy but not burn too many calories (which you want to use to build muscle). RealJock Muscle-Building 12-Week Workout Program encourages a lot more cardio though.

    What is your opinion about this program and the questions I've raised? I'm always open to try new things, so I certainly will give it a shot. I want to set some realistic goals first though, hence my questions.

    Thanks!
  • MikemikeMike

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    Sep 07, 2012 11:09 AM GMT
    what are your goals?
  • tieske1983

    Posts: 7

    Sep 07, 2012 1:05 PM GMT
    MikemikeMike saidwhat are your goals?


    I don't want to get huge, but I do want to get a bit bigger. I don't know in what range I'm talking then. Maybe about 10 pounds more muscle?
    But what I'm more curious about is whether this program is good for building muscle, because of the questions I've raised earlier.
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    Oct 01, 2012 6:18 AM GMT
    tieske1983 said
    MikemikeMike saidwhat are your goals?


    I don't want to get huge, but I do want to get a bit bigger. I don't know in what range I'm talking then. Maybe about 10 pounds more muscle?
    But what I'm more curious about is whether this program is good for building muscle, because of the questions I've raised earlier.


    I would recommend SS (Starting Strength) to reach your goal quicker.

    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/showthread.php?124795-Starting-Strength
  • UFJocknerd

    Posts: 392

    Oct 08, 2012 1:41 AM GMT
    I'm not a fan of the RJ muscle building workout. It seemed really chaotic to me, with some of the days taking 2 hours and some being over in 30 minutes. The arrangement of lifts also felt weird to me, with way to much arm emphasis. I've not looked at the strength one.

    Check out Layne Norton's PHAT workout. I've been doing it and it's far and away the greatest plan I've ever used. Nothing compares (in my experience, for my goals, for my body :winkicon_smile.gif.