Category: Training Templates

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Challenge the Training Template

With this post, I’m going to hit a small milestone: 150 posts.  A question I got, and get, quite a lot is: how is there so much you can write about training?  The answer is somewhat related to the amount of bullshit printed by mainstream fitness media:  if Men’s Health magazine can basically write the…
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Running: how to enjoy it

I concentrate a lot on weight training on this blog, because it’s what I know and what I’m passionate about.  But I’m equally interested to hear and learn about training philosophies in general: to make training a lifestyle you have to first find something you enjoy and then explore it. This is a guest article…
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Beginner Weight Training Template 2: Adding exercises

Experience level: 0-1 years Frequency: 3 days a week Type of Template: Alternative compound movements, introduction of accessory movements, linear progression You can use this template in two ways: You have been using the Beginners Weight Training Template 1  (BWTT1) for a few months and are looking to change it up and learn some new…
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The Bodyweight Training Template 1: No Equipment Needed

Bodyweight training comes in two forms: with and without equipment. Pure bodyweight training would be a situation you could find yourself in when at home, or not able to access any kind of apparatus: there is nothing for you to hang off of or push against, it is purely how you can use your body…
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Advanced Template 1: Using Percentages

Experience level: 4-5 years + Frequency: 3-5 days per week depending on goals Type of training: 10-16 week cycles, building strength As I have mentioned before the definition of advanced is not necessarily the amount of time spent training. If you have spent the last 5 years doing bicep curls and playing on your phone…
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Intermediate Template 1

Experience Level: 2-4 years Frequency: 3 days a week, 1 hour each session Type of template: Training splits, compound and accessory movements This template is for those who have completed around 2 years of training, (consistently going 3 times per week and training with intent and intensity, if you spend all your time in between…
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Beginner Weight Training Template 1

Experience Level: 0-1 year Frequency: 3 days a week, 1 hour each session Type of template: Full body, compound movements This template is for the complete beginner, or those coming back to training after a long time off and looking to get back into it. You are in the gym three times a week, with…
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