Looking to gain 10 Kilos of muscle in 10 months starting March. I am 5 foot 8, and at approximately 56 kilos. Any suggestions on what kind of work out is good to build up my condition for January and February and what sort of work out is best for adding muscle mass thereafter?
10kg of legit lean muscle in 10 months is nearly impossible naturally! However, you could certainly gain that much and then cut down on your BF% as time goes on.
In my experience, if simply mass is your goal, itís impossible to overemphasize compound lifts (exercises like Bench, Deadlift, Squat, and Clean that get multiple muscle groups simultaneously). Donít isolate muscle groups like youíre a bodybuilder until youíre much closer to your 10kg goal.
Simplifying here, but Iíd go for a 5x5 workout for your first two months just to build up strength and confidence. Youíll likely experience some newb gains by shocking your body, and you can alternate the sets/reps as the weather improves.
When aiming for hypertrophy, try to stay in the ~10 rep range after a few months of 5x5.
Last, you need to be eating a caloric excess. Probably 300 calories above your maintenance is good. Foods like overnight oats, avocados, peanut butter, quinoa, etc. that are high in calories will help. But make sure youíre not going crazy with the fats.
Let me know if you have any other questions!