Jim Stoppani’s “Shortcut to Size”


When it comes to organizing my workouts, nutrition, and supplementation I’m a big fan of incorporating methods by Jim Stoppani who has a doctorate in exercise physiology with a minor in biochemistry from the University of Connecticut and served at the John B. Pierce Laboratory and Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology at Yale University School of Medicine. He has constructed various exercise/meal plans that have helped countess people achieve their goals including myself as I just completed his 6-week “Shortcut to Shred” program last week and saw good results from (although I did it in 8-weeks because… life). I only lifted 2 days since then to give my body the break it needed and indulged in anything and everything I wanted to eat and drink because today I’m starting Stoppani’s 12-week “Shortcut to Size” program and I’m pretty excited about (I mean, it’s BULKING)!

The nice thing about this plan is that the workouts/nutrition aren’t far from what I did in the “Shred” program. The big difference for me will be going from 5-6 workout days down to 4 with 3 active rest days, which honestly I’m perfectly cool with since rest days will be used to still burn fat off which is a long-term goal for me as much as getting bigger is. I guess that mean’s I’ll have to buy some bigger clothes soon… OH WELL!

I’m not going to go into the plan in-depth because there’s a lot to cover and honestly I don’t feel like writing all about it when there’s videos about every aspect of it on YouTube, which I’ve attached the whole playlist below (you’re welcome!).

I’ll try and post as many updates as I can within the next 3 months to show my progress.


Jim Stopanni’s “12-Week Shortcut to Size”


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