Hindsight is always 20/20, but I wish I was a big lifter back during college.
I wasn’t even thinking about how to get big in college…
For the most part, I believe a university education is worthless unless you’re going into a field where a degree is required (think of medical professionals or engineers). Universities are simply indoctrination centers that seduce you into debt slavery.
I went to college for software engineering and I don’t even use my degree. I don’t even want to use my degree. Instead, I run my own business.
We can always debate whether college is a good investment, but if you choose to go to college then one thing is certain.
YOU BETTER USE THIS TIME WISELY.
I’m talking about building a physique and building a business.
Do not waste these years with endless partying and video games. It’s cool for you to do this some of the time, but focus on building a future now and thank me later.
When I was in college, I wasn’t into lifting. I was focused more on rock climbing and being outdoors.
Well, that, partying, and endless nights of team deathmatch when I wasn’t studying.
I was athletic and had nice arms, my chest was bigger than a few girls’ tits, but I wasn’t bodybuilder jacked. I had never really stepped into a weight room except for a required gen-ed course.
And now I’m a gym rat that makes most of my money by training people…
Funny how that works out.
Today, I’m going to let you in on a little secret. You see, I made some mistakes in the past.
It’s almost like another life now that I think of it.
I allowed the opinions of average people to influence my mindset. I allowed myself to fall victim to the brainwashing and used to think lifting was for douchebags.
And that’s with me being an athlete…
Everyone I knew growing up looked down on weightlifting. It was either “dangerous” or “vain.”
And unfortunately this was during one of the best times to gain some serious mass.
I didn’t become obsessed with training and lifting until after college, but I’m going to tell you right now that college is one of the best times to get big.
Don’t believe me?
Then listen up.
I wish I had sought out the world of lifting and bodybuilding when I was in college. I would have saved a lot of time and money, and had it way easier with girls.
It’s a fact, lifting makes you more money and gets you more women. This is a byproduct of respect. Being a lazy slob gets you nowhere.
I wish I had someone to show me the way back then… and even more, I wish I had gone looking. I didn’t start addressing this aspect of my life until my mid-twenties and you can learn from my mistakes.
So if you’re a young man in college, LISTEN UP.
How To Get Big In College
College is one of the best times to build a physique.
Between all-you-can eat dining halls and the crazy amount of freedom within a college schedule, a university environment can be one of the best ways to get jacked out of your mind.
You see, it’s a positive feedback loop…
Lift some weights.
Eat some steaks.
Get the girls.
It’s that simple.
Times have changed.
There is no competition anymore. You can be a top tier man simply by not being a slob and taking care of yourself. Of course you can’t be an absolute retard, but the bar is insanely low.
Women are starving for men to be MEN.
And if you’ve chosen to go to university, then it’s your duty to use these prime years wisely…
Luckily for you, you have a big brother that can show you the way.
I’m going to break down for you, step-by-step, what I would do if I was entering college with the knowledge I have now. This is how I would build a physique while everyone else is wasting away into dad bods.
#1 — Take advantage of the dining hall.
When I was in college, we could get into the dining hall for some ridiculously cheap price… something like $4.50.
I’m talking all-you-can-eat food, with a wide selection of items, for only $4.50…
And it didn’t even come directly out of pocket…
You probably have a similar option at your university.
I don’t know how your setup is, but all of my meals came off of a prepaid meal card that you charged at the beginning of each semester.
Unless you went crazy with fast food on campus, it was practically impossible to run out of money on this card. Most students made theirs last the entire semester, but I always needed to add extra money during the final month because of all the late night trips to Chick-fil-A.
I had access to an unlimited supply of food, with tons of different selections. I’m talking all-you-can-eat food, for only $4.50 a swipe…
Looking back, I should have been lifting six days a week and stuffing my face for hours on end at the dining hall.
There are plenty of opportunities to create your own bodybuilding meals in a college cafeteria. Unless you’re seriously bulking and willing to put on some fat, stick to the meats and other proteins, and maybe some rice or potatoes.
If you’re into fruits and veggies, go for it. I’m not, and over the years I’m becoming more and more convinced that their benefits are absolute lies.
Take control of your gains and eat the right foods.
USE THE DINING HALL TO YOUR ADVANTAGE!
#2 — Hit each body part twice per week.
Bro splits can work, but something like push/pull/legs will typically allow for a higher training frequency.
Yes, that means you’ll probably be lifting 6 days per week.
Don’t start making excuses. You’ve got the time, it’s college. Bullshit a little less and put in the work.
Learn to enjoy it.
Training time is time for YOU.
So how should you go about hitting each body part twice per week?
Here’s a sample schedule:
- Monday — Legs (Quad Focused)
- Tuesday — Chest & Shoulders
- Wednesday — Back & Arms
- Thursday — Legs (Glute/Hamstring Focused)
- Friday — Chest & Shoulders
- Saturday — Back & Arms
- Sunday — Rest & Recovery
Or you could do something like this:
- Monday — Fully Body
- Tuesday — Cardio
- Wednesday — Full Body
- Thursday — Cardio
- Friday — Full Body
- Saturday — Cardio
- Sunday — Rest & Recovery
There’s a lot of flexibility in how to design a program. Just try to hit each body part at least twice per week.
#3 — The less you drink the more gains you’ll make.
If you’re gonna drink, just do it big one night per week and try to remain sober the rest of the time. Once every other week, or once per month is even better.
The more discipline you have in this area, the more muscle you’ll build and the leaner you’ll stay.
Alcohol tends to make you fat, and you’ll have to work off the extra weight by spring.
I’m not saying don’t party. I’m saying don’t party all the time.
There’s a way to hack it, but I’ll save that for another article…
#4 — Don’t complicate your routines.
Stick to the basics.
You’ll never go wrong with a routine comprised of the big lifts and primary movement patterns:
- Squat — Back Squat, Front Squat, Hack Squat, Goblet Squat
- Hinge — Deadlift, Stiff-Leg Deadlift, Hip Thruster, Good Morning
- Press — Bench Press, Overhead Press, Pushup
- Pull — Barbell Row, Cable Pulldown, Pullup
- Lunge — Barbell Lunge, Bulgarian Split Squat, Lateral Lunge
- Carry — Farmer’s Carry, Yoke Carry, Suitcase Carry
- Twist — Wood Chopper, Russian Twist, Bicycle Crunch
So many people over-complicate their routines.
I’d stick to 6 to 12 exercises per workout, and between 20 to 40 total sets.
How you structure your workouts will depend on how your body tends to recover. I personally enjoy high-volume workouts, and don’t have too much trouble recovering from them.
#5 — Invest in quality gym gear.
I shouldn’t have to tell you this, but don’t look like a slob when you’re training.
You wouldn’t believe how many people wear THE EXACT SAME CLOTHES to the gym, EVERY SINGLE TIME they go. It completely blows my mind.
People notice these things… especially women.
You shouldn’t look like a slob during college anyway. Everyone does, and when you don’t you will stand out in a big way.
And make sure you’re wearing stylish gym clothes.
Fitted joggers, plain tees, and stringers (once you have some muscle) are always a good option.
No, you don’t need Yeezies. You don’t have to spend a lot of money, but you do need to be conscious about what you’re wearing.
Just don’t look like a slob! It’s not that hard.
When you look good, you feel good. When you feel better, you perform better.
That means you’ll have the motivation to keep making gains simply by dressing well! Like I mentioned before, it’s all a positive feedback loop.
Put in the work, see the results, enjoy the rewards… and then put in MORE WORK.
BONUS TIP! Invest in a martial arts academy.
Whether it’s boxing, Muay Thai, BJJ, or something else, one of the best investments you can make is joining a martial arts academy. You’ll learn valuable skills, make yourself harder to kill, and join a strong community.
I’ve been boxing for a year now, and it’s been an absolutely critical addition to my lifestyle.
As Andrew Tate says, you must be “combat ready.”
Other than building a life-saving skill, one of the biggest benefits to joining a martial arts academy comes from the community.
As a student at a university, finding one of these communities is a fantastic way to meet people who are on a similar path, with similar beliefs as you.
Don’t let the liberal agenda succeed by demoralizing you.
Again, I believe a university education is a terrible investment because they’ve become nothing more than liberal indoctrination centers that try to destroy the lives of anyone that disagrees with them.
If you are a winner, these people hate you.
If you carry yourself with confidence, these people envy you.
If you believe in liberty and freedom, these people want to kill you.
A wise man would develop an unfair advantage.
Find your tribe. Forge bonds. And wage war.
Demons & Destiny
Are you ready for The Weekend Warrior tomorrow? I know I am…