- 03-09-2011, 10:38 AM
Alright, I consider myself a seasoned vet when it comes to designing training programs, but sometimes I overthink programs I do for myself.
I am looking into a few programs that work for me, and the frequency I feel comfortable with. I like to train 5 days per week, due to lifestyle, it's what works and what needs to work. I have a son on the way and it could limit the frequency of my workouts and I will work around that as need be.
So, enough rambling. I've looked through a few powerlifting style workouts and most are based around a 3 day system. According to Westside, that doesn't mean you can't do some accessory lifts or some light days in between. The Sheiko workouts look great, but again a 3 day system. I need to boost strength but also need periodization. Something that deals with %-ages and progression.
There is a workout regimen on bb by curt dennis, and it's for h.s. football players, but it looks fairly solid. There are listed %-ages, but the progression looks far different than what I've previously seen. A lot of workouts seem to have your %1RM progress by 5% or so each week, this program sometimes has you adjusting every 2 weeks. It is no true issue, but I'm just curious what results people have had if they've tried this program.
A 4 day system can work, but it has to be something Mon-Fri, Saturday workouts can work, but weekends off are best.
Strength and size is my main goal. I'm into bodybuilding and have competed in the past. I don't train with the typical 5 day system. Over the past 2 years, I've done strength (lower reps) and hypertrophy in the second part of the week.
- 03-09-2011, 06:48 PM
I've always had good results with an upper lower regime.
day 1: lower, squat focus
day 2: upper, vertical focus
day 4: lower, deadlift focus
day 5: upper, horizontal focus
Periodization will depend on what you want and when you want to peak, or if you plan to peak at all.
I generally work in 6-9 meso cycles and 2-3 week micro cycles. Deloading somewhere between every 7-10 weeks.
03-14-2011, 10:38 AM
03-14-2011, 10:39 AM
03-14-2011, 01:21 PM
split ur program up by three weeks
week one - reps 3 to 6
week two - reps 8 to 12
week three - reps 15 to 20
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03-14-2011, 03:37 PM
03-14-2011, 03:49 PM
check out the juggernaut method.
i did 5/3/1 and westside for like 2 years almost all on a 4 day split. you can add another day in to shorten up the other days but i dont think its needed
Serious Nutrition Solutions
03-14-2011, 04:00 PM
03-17-2011, 01:09 PM
thanks for the tips fellas.
the more i looked into it the more i realized the sheiko program would work, but i modified it to a 4 day system.
thanks for all of the tips, it's split up into how br stated above, for the most part.
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