10 Week Mass Building Program

This workout is designed to increase your muscle mass as much as possible in 10 weeks. Works each muscle group hard once per week using mostly heavy compound exercises.

Workout Summary

Build Muscle
Split
Advanced
10 weeks
4
50 minutes
Barbell, Bodyweight, Dumbbells, Machines
Male
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Workout Description

10 week mass building program. This workout is designed to increase your muscle mass as much as possible in 10 weeks. The program works each muscle group hard once per week using mostly heavy compound exercises. You will train on a 4 day split routine, resting on Wednesdays and the weekends. To get the most out of this program you need to be eating BIG. Big meals, at least 5 times a day.

Monday - Chest and Triceps
Chest
Exercise Sets Reps
Barbell Bench Press 4 10, 8, 8, 6
Incline Bench Press 3 8, 8, 6
Decline Bench Press 3 8, 8, 6
Dumbbell Flys 2 10
Dumbbell Pullover 2 8
Triceps
Exercise Sets Reps
Tricep Extension 4 10, 8, 8, 6 adding weight
Tricep Dip 3 10
Tricep Bench Dip 3 8
Notes
None.
Tuesday - Back and Biceps
Back
Exercise Sets Reps
Deadlift 5 10, 8, 8, 6, 4
Chin Up 2 8
One Arm Dumbbell Row 3 8
Seated Row 2 8
Close Grip Lat Pull Down 3 10, 10, 8
Biceps
Exercise Sets Reps
Standing Barbell Curl 3 8, 8, 6
Close Grip Preacher Curl 3 8, 8, 6
Incline Dumbbell Curl 2 12-14
Concentration Curl 2 10
Notes
None.

WEDNESDAY - REST DAY/CARDIO

Thursday - Shoulders and Forearms
Shoulders
Exercise Sets Reps
Machine Shoulder Press 3 10
Dumbbell Reverse Fly 3 8-10
Military Press 4 10
Dumbbell Lateral Raise 2 10
Dumbbell Shrugs 2 10
Upright Row 2 10
Forearms
Exercise Sets Reps
Standing Wrist Curl 4 10
Barbell Wrist Curl 4 10
Notes
Dumbbell shrugs and upright row can be supersetted.
Friday - legs
Legs
Exercise Sets Reps
Squat 5 10, 8, 8, 6, 4
Leg Extension 3 12
Leg Curl 3 12
Calves
Exercise Sets Reps
Standing Calf Raise 4 12
Seated calf Raise 2 12
Notes
None.

WEEKEND - REST TIME

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Posted Mon, 11/12/2018 - 00:52
vikas chauhan

hlo
plz give me advice how to gain weight without taking any supplement?

thankyou

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Posted Mon, 11/12/2018 - 11:16
JoshEngland

Hi Vikas,

Simply eat more calories than you burn.

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Posted Fri, 11/09/2018 - 16:36
Fiden

Ok. Great program. Only one day of cardio? How many minutes? And after the 10 weeks program. What program will I’ Be doing? Thank you.

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Posted Thu, 11/08/2018 - 12:46
Austin Foust

How many surplus calories do you suggest while using this workout?

Thank you!

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Posted Thu, 11/08/2018 - 15:33
JoshEngland

Hi Austin,

250-500 should do the trick.

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Posted Fri, 11/02/2018 - 18:45
Andrew

Hey great program. Just finished this week. What would you recommend for the next program?

Would you recommend some sort of lower weight routine or co tune with a mass building one?

Thank you!

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Posted Mon, 11/05/2018 - 08:43
JoshEngland

Hi Andrew,

Depends on your individual goals and experience. I'd recommend checking here for a program that aligns with what you hope to accomplish: https://www.muscleandstrength.com/workout-routines

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Posted Fri, 11/02/2018 - 14:40
Zan

Hello Coach! So I am from Iraq and I am looking for a good fitness body workout routine. which includes getting big and ripped but also cardio. Can you help?

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Posted Wed, 10/31/2018 - 20:20
Zach

I have been loving this workout so far. Just a follow up question. Leg day is pretty short. If this is taking relatively 30 minutes is that too fast?

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Posted Fri, 11/02/2018 - 08:40
Justin Kelbaugh

Id add leg pressee 3 sets 8,8 6 and maybe hack squats 3 sets of 8 to 6
Then you should be about 1 hour

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Posted Wed, 10/31/2018 - 13:08
lock

hi im 130 pounds and roughly 5ft10 I'm trying to gain weight but nothing seems to be working

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Posted Thu, 11/01/2018 - 08:46
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Posted Sat, 10/27/2018 - 17:57
Seif eddine cherif

Hello sir, I purchased from you dietary supplements zma, optimen, muscle pharm xl masse gainer knowing that I am 1.87 cm tall and weight 74kg do these supplements help me to increase the weight and is there a better complement and what is a sports program to increase weight? Thank you

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Posted Mon, 10/29/2018 - 09:22
JoshEngland

Hi Seif,

They can help, but the best way to gain weight is to ensure that you are in a calorie surplus. Make sure you are eating more calories than you are burning consistently over time.

Hope this helps!

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Posted Fri, 10/26/2018 - 07:41
Aghyad

What's the difference between military press and machine shoulder press? if they're similar, can I just repeat the military press? (I don't have the shoulder press machine)

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Posted Fri, 10/26/2018 - 09:13
JoshEngland

Hi Aghyad,

Machine is a little more isolated, but you can perform a different press variation if you don't have the necessary equipment.

Hope this helps!

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Posted Mon, 10/22/2018 - 18:36
Brant Hannahs

Hello, could you help me a bit? I am a 5'11 basketball player, but I only weigh 155 pounds. I'm also skinny-fat. What is the best workout on this site to get me ripped and strong legs to get a better vertical jump?

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Posted Tue, 10/23/2018 - 09:53
JoshEngland

Hi Brant,

Give this one a try: https://www.muscleandstrength.com/workouts/power-training-workout-for-in...

It is designed to improve athletic performance.

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Posted Sat, 11/10/2018 - 16:00
Brant Hannahs

And what program should I do to cut the skiiny fat and bulk up at the same time?

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Posted Sun, 10/21/2018 - 20:27
Michael

Why is there only 3 exercise for triceps 2 of which are basically almost the same?

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Posted Fri, 10/19/2018 - 07:42
jerry

Good day, I'm wondering if we could switch the workouts for Tuesday & Wednesday? Tuesday shoulder & forearms, Thursday back & biceps. Thanks

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Posted Tue, 10/23/2018 - 10:05
JoshEngland

Hi Jerry,

That should be fine.

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Posted Tue, 10/16/2018 - 21:35
Manav Bector

So are suppose to do the same workouts every week for 10 weeks straight

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Posted Wed, 10/17/2018 - 11:29
JoshEngland

Hi Manav,

Yes, that is correct.

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Posted Tue, 10/16/2018 - 08:58
daniel

Hey, would it be ok if I added leg press to the workout? and if I do how many reps and sets should I do? thanks.

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Posted Thu, 10/11/2018 - 21:40
Johnny

How often can i do cardio with this? I'm 205 right now, aiming for 190 and 8% body fat by May of 2019.

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Posted Fri, 10/12/2018 - 10:56
JoshEngland

Hi Johnny,

You can add cardio in as frequently as you like depending on the intensity of the cardio and your overall goals. low intensity cardio can be done every day and can actually help promote recovery.

Hope this helps!

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Posted Thu, 10/11/2018 - 18:50
Santi

Hi Josh, i have a quick question. Is it ideal to superset everything? (Since you noted on Shoulder day that Rows and Shrugs could be supersetted) Does this mean that the rest of the program should not be supersetted?

And one more thing, could i add some other excercise?

Thanks

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Posted Fri, 10/12/2018 - 10:57
JoshEngland

Hi Santi,

It is not ideal to superset everything in this program. If you need to superset for time sake, try out this program: https://www.muscleandstrength.com/workouts/fast-mass-program

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Posted Wed, 10/10/2018 - 17:08
Trevor Cruce

So what kind of percentages are we supposed to do? Is it supposed to stay the same through sets or are we supposed to inrease weight?

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Posted Fri, 10/12/2018 - 10:54
JoshEngland

Hi Trevor,

Go with 75-85% of your working max and increase weight used as reps decrease during your sets.

Hope this helps!

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Posted Mon, 10/08/2018 - 19:50
Name SVH

Hi, I have been doing a very basic and "default" routine at the gym and now i want to really start bulking up, is this a good way to go? 21 Male, 180 cm, 76 KG. 18.5% Body Fat

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Posted Tue, 10/09/2018 - 09:57
JoshEngland

Hi Name,

A solid muscle building such as this one will certainly help. However, A LOT more goes into building muscle than just working out. Check out this guide, I think it'll help: https://www.muscleandstrength.com/expert-guides/muscle-building

Best of luck!

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Posted Sat, 10/06/2018 - 09:20
Name

What is the exercises order? Do i just jump chest>triceps>chest etc?

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Posted Mon, 10/08/2018 - 14:12
JoshEngland

Hi Name,

It is listed in the workout tables.

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Posted Tue, 10/09/2018 - 11:09
Name

So I have to do 5 chest exercises in a row? isn't it overkill?

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Posted Wed, 10/10/2018 - 12:17
JoshEngland

Hi Name,

Depending on your level of experience, yes. However, this is an advanced workout program. It may be advisable to begin with a different program that better suits your needs: https://www.muscleandstrength.com/workout-routines

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Posted Tue, 10/02/2018 - 18:26
Erik Frangos

What should the % of your 1RM be? 65-75%?

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Posted Fri, 10/05/2018 - 11:12
JoshEngland

Hi Erik,

75-85% of your working max for the rep range.

Hope this helps!

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Posted Fri, 09/28/2018 - 15:07
Taulant Canhasi

Hello!

I am new to having a lifting routine and I decided to follow this one. After 10 weeks, do I have to stop the program & find a different one? Or can I continue to do this one but keep increasing my weights and getting bigger & bigger throughout time? My overall goal is to get bigger because I am a rarely slim dude.

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Posted Mon, 10/01/2018 - 09:50
JoshEngland

Hi Taulant,

You can continue using this program for as long as you like - so long as you are enjoying the workouts and still seeing progress.

Hope this helps!

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Posted Thu, 09/20/2018 - 15:36
Volkan

Should i First start bulking? I Training now for 2 years. Should i add some more Mass on with this workout??

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Posted Thu, 09/20/2018 - 03:33
Mohammed

Hi..

Can i do Chest with Back workout same day
and Biceps with Triceps?

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Posted Sun, 09/16/2018 - 13:01
Alaa Houd

Hi,
I have a question pls,
In the resting days could I do Cardio in order to get Lean Muscle or I should not?
Thanks

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Posted Sat, 09/08/2018 - 20:28
Mohamad

I am planning to get married. I am 69kg 5'7" age 35. I am pretty skinny on arms, I want to gain weight and mass on arms as well as back, shoulder and triceps on 3 or 4 day schedule (hope to do it within 4-6 wks). I also want to boost my stamina (for better performance, if you know what I mean).
Can you kindly please email me, the work out plan and meal plan, please. I really need this badly.
I desperately need this. Is there a way to train with you.

Thank You

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Posted Sun, 09/02/2018 - 18:10
Jason

What is the rest time between sets?

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Posted Sat, 09/01/2018 - 16:55
Charles

Do you recommend this program for ectomorphs?

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Posted Thu, 08/30/2018 - 23:51
Garett M.

I was looking for a new program after my 4 day superset routine became stale and man, this is top notch. Can't wait to try it out with a couple personal additions. Thanks for this!

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Posted Thu, 08/30/2018 - 10:39
Alan

Would this plan still get results if I'm lean bulking?

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Posted Thu, 08/30/2018 - 12:21
JoshEngland

Hi Alan,

Yes, you can use this program while bulking.