STOP STRUGGLING AND START GROWING
Being a man over 6 feet tall is a genetic blessing: You get female attention, you get noticed in every room you walk into, and you have an athletic advantage in practically any sport.
However, there is ONE area that you may have a real disadvantage:
BUILDING MUSCLE MASS
Tall men you can generalize into two categories
-The Football linemen/Rugby/heavyweight frame, where the man has big bone structure and is gifted at all things strength. These guys usually dont struggle with building mass.
-The Swimmer/Basketball player frame, with disproportionately long arms, long legs, and built "slim" or "lanky".
It is the latter category that struggles with muscle building. Conventional lifting advice and exercises DOES NOT WORK for these types of men.
Trying to force your body into exercises and copy what more structurally gifted (and shorter) lifters do is a losing strategy.
If you want results from training, you need to customize training to suit your structure, not force your structure into suboptimal exercises
I am myself 6’2, not exceptionally tall, but above average in height. I reached my full height when I was 15, which is also when I began lifting.
Growing up, like most young guys, I wanted to be bigger. I watched superhero movies, read comic books, picked up muscle magazines, and idolized a heroic looking physique. I imagined what it would be like to be 250+ lbs and be massive.
Lo and behold, that was NOT in my genetic cards. And further, I realized that building mass as a tall lifter, it was HARD. I started lifting when I was 15, and I weighed 160lbs.
I noticed fast that shorter, stockier guys had immense leverage advantages at a lot of movements.
Over the years, I've trained many tall men and tall women, and they more or less experienced the same issues. You must be creative and non-dogmatic if you want exceptional results.
Through study, practical experience, and researching the methods of successful taller athletes and bodybuilders, I devised an overall method guided by proven principles.
I put everything I learned into the Tall Man Training Guide
- The Meta issue for taller lifters-leverages and limb and length
- Why common movements don't work
- my experiences with classic movements and learning why they were ineffective
- the 8 strategies to apply to your training and mindset
- the least effective exercises for each muscle group
- the most effective exercises, with suggested sets and reps
- my personal favorite exercise combos
- A detailed breakdown of the entire program, covering all 5 training days
- The role of Cardio in strength and muscle gain
- Practical guidance on eating for muscle growth
- Why not to compare yourself with lifters of different body types
This program is more than a program, but a training philosophy, and if you are a man over 6ft tall looking to optimize your training, it is fully worth the investment.