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Old 01-05-2011, 06:19 PM   #2
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Hi Flow,

One thing I will say is that it took me quite a number of months to make the switch over to a fullbody. I ran splits for 2 decades and my body wasn't use to how taxing a fullbody workout was. The first month I ran one I wanted to quite and never do them again. Finally, now, after a few months in my strength is starting to get into a groove. I can't say this will happen for you, but I do think things will improve as your body adapts.

It might take months for your body to adapt to the specific demands of a fullbody. A few years ago I ran a rest-pause style training and had very slow gains for 3-4 weeks, and then my gains started to rocket.

I personally feel a rep increase per week is a good pace. In 3 weeks your bench went up 2 reps which I consider solid progress. I know it's not what you had hoped for, but I think it's good. Multiply that by 17 times (for a year) and that's 34 reps, which will equate to a 50-75 pound increase.

Another point I would like to make is that 2000 cals isn't much, so for you to make strength gains on an average of ~ 2500 cals per days during the week is good. Did you monitor what you were eating on the weekends at all? And how has your weight been on this eating approach?

All in all I think you're doing good. I will be curious how your body adapts in the coming 2 months.
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