I've been with 3j for about a month now and love this program. Def starting to see growth and strength is increasing.
yes its not surprising.. its a method of training that has been proven statistically
Also, i know you stated no dropsets for Squat and Deadlift, but does that go for Leg Day entirely as well?
Yes, none of the legs have dropsets.
My only question is with the arm, bicept/triceps isolation excercises. With the "everyone is different" thought in mind, can't one overdue their arm with the training layout given above? If you are in fact the kind of person that may be prone to overtraining given different factors....age, stress, health, etc. Thanks.
i dont have an issue with someone listening to their body
but the main complaint i get when someone first reads this workout is that it is too short...
in reality the system is set up to be intense with less time rest..., we are trying to damage the muscle..
so people actually end up sore when they havn't been sore for months.. clear indications of muscular damage allowing for hypertrophy
if you think the arm workout is too much, by all means do less.. listen to your body
I***8217;m going to start 3J***8217;s Reverse Pyramid training but I had a few questions before I begin.
1.) How do I determine the weight for the follow up sets? I***8217;ve read the directions for other pyramid training programs that the weight is increased by 10% for each successive set. Is that a good way to do it or is it better to make the weight whatever weight causes failure for that rep amount?
2.) When do I increase the weight for a given exercise and by how much?
Thank you in advance for any and all help it***8217;s greatly appreciated.
1. this is a process of trial and error.. if you keep a log you should be able to dial it down.. remember that all sets are to failure.. so if youre not failing at that weight you know that next time you need to go up
2. same as 1.. if you see youre not failing at the rep range, its time to go up..
Thank you 3j for the quick reply, it's greatly appreciated. I'm also thinking about hiring you for nutrition and training but I'll email you the questions I have about that. Thank you again.