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Old 12-04-2013, 12:46 PM   #2
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Here are my general guidelines to program construction for beginning to intermediate lifters.

I will add thoughts about each of these points later. Please feel to chime in, have a say, whatever.

Guideline #1 - Use the correct lift order
Guideline #2 - No more than 2-3 compound lifts per day
Guideline #3 - Start with a full body, evolve to splits
Guideline #4 - Use a maximum of 3-4 training days per week
Guideline #5 - If you canít hit it hard in one hour, you have no business training longer
Guideline #6 - No more than 20-25 sets per training day
Guideline #7 - Use a reasonable number of sets per body part
Guideline #8 - Balance your training
Guideline #9 - Strengthen everything from head to toe
Guideline #10 - Train the body, not body parts
Guideline #11 - Focus on non-spinal flexion ab work
Guideline #12 - Itís ok to use some pet exercises
Guideline #13 - Pick the best tools
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