Exact same situation. Just got married a few months ago. I'm staring at a stack of boxes right now.
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Curious to know if anyone else here has tried the free program. After training mainly on a 5 day bro split for the past year, I'm thinking about sticking with Candito's programming for a while. It's a 6 week periodization cycle with just the right amount of flexibility and options. Basically, it's the perfect mix of strength and hypertrophy training IMO. I don't plan to ever compete in powerlifting, but I've always loved training the big three.
Edited by Evolve - 5/6/14 at 1:45pm
If your goal isnt powerlifting his program is probably not for you though
Square footage is funny.... wifey and I had a 600 sq ft apartment in NYC for 2k/mo..... people there thought it was huge and a good deal. Now we are down in NC in a 1200 sqft place for 1k/mo.... I don't know how, but we have pretty much filled it up. Back bedroom is my office/project lab, dining room is wifey's gym with a squat rack in the closet, all the closets are filled.
I don't care about outside aesthetics... I want to live in a little brick warehouse with a shit ton of windows, and only have walls for the bedrooms, bathroom and gym. Not this house, but maybe next house.
Anyone here a familiar with Jonnie Candito? I'm on week 5 of his 6 Week Strength Program and have really enjoyed it. It's a relatively low volume/high frequency upper/lower split, geared mainly toward strength on the three powerlifting lifts, but also plenty of accessories and some isolation work as well. Anyway, squatted 385x2 last night, felt good. (My tested 1RM at the start of the program was 395.) Benching tonight. Going for 295 for 2 reps, very confident it will happen.
Curious to know if anyone else here has tried the free program. After training mainly on a 5 day bro split for the past year, I'm thinking about sticking with Candito's programming indefinitely. It's a 6 week periodization cycle with just the right amount of flexibility and options. Basically, it's the perfect mix of strength and hypertrophy training IMO. I don't plan to every compete in powerlifting, but I've always loved training the big three.
I've never tried it but I have a good idea of what its like. I follow him on youtube and have looked at the program several times.
Its a very solid routine, although not very unique. Its pretty much laid out like most other Powerbuilding programs: 1 or two compounds at the start of the session, followed by higher volume accessory work to work more on weaknesses, muscular imbalances and hypertrophy. The great thing about it that not many other standardized strength routines have, is its the heavy focus on form and technique with the "control days" and paused lifts.
You can and should def run it for a long time if the first cycle turns out well. However, you will need to alter the program as you progress or you will almost certainly stall. In the long term perspective, the volume will have to go up and some movements will have to be changed. It could just be something small like after 3 months on the program you add another 2-3 sets to the main lifts or another accessory lift and change maybe pause deadlifts to deficit deadlifts if your deadlift weakness is off the floor. Its a solid program but if you know what you're doing, you should still alter it to yourself (if needed).
Happens to everyone that gains weight in their shoulder. It's just a nerve getting pinched. Sleep on your back it's better for you, lack of bloodflow = muscle not recovering = long time between sessions needed.
Edited by Coldsnap - 5/6/14 at 3:30pm
I'd say this cut went really well. I should really get down to 165, if I bought a new set of clothes all in medium I'd look "fit". Waist was 38" when I started and it's now 33.5", had to size down from 36 to 33-34 on my pants but all my large shirts still fit decently. So I'm happy about that. Still look DYEL but after another cut / bulk cycle I think I'll be sitting at a decent place.
Were you 16% pre cut or post cut? I can't remember.