Bodyweight Training With Weight Training

Question: Body weight training with weight training... I'm on a bulking phase right now and I was wondering if I can gain more mass by including bodyweight training.


If it is a good idea, should I dedicate a couple of days for strictly bodyweight or should I supplement it with my heavy training?

Also, is it possible to still gain quality mass by increasing working weight every week in the gym but not increasing calories?

I believe that provided enough calories and food for the body, if there is not an increase in calories but there is an increase in working weight every week, the body will still grow granted maybe not as fast but will grow nevertheless. Is this true?

Answer:

"I'm on a bulking phase right now and I was wondering if I can gain more mass by including bodyweight training."

The body will benefit from variety. Adding body weight exercises are great to introduce occasionally.

"If it is a good idea, should I dedicate a couple of days for strictly bodyweight or should I supplement it with my heavy training?"

You could occasionally add bodyweight exercises in with your weight training.

For your next two questions, we answered this for you here:

Increase Weight But Not Calories

Please note, gaining mass and building muscle are not the same thing.

If you are putting on mass, that does not mean you are building large amounts of muscle. It could be small amounts of muscle, with fat gain and water retention. This is what you see from a bulking phase.

Try your best to increase the weight on your lifts, but please recognize that the increase of weight on a lift, is simply a change of intensity, it does not guarantee that you will become bigger.

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