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Old 09-17-2009, 08:15 AM   #1
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Hey guys, as you can tell, I'm very new here (joined yesterday), but it really feels like there are guys (haven't seen any chics yet) here that both, get after it and know what the f*ck they're talking about. Cool place so far.

That said, I want you to know that I don't SPAM the boards just to promote my own website. I want you to know, because, well, new members to boards usually have to earn respect, and I AM about to post a link to my site. It's not because I'm a shameless self-promoter (well, not on message boards anyways), but I haven't gotten a lot of feedback on my site about it, and I AM looking for educated opinions.

Ok, enough of that "online community political correctness" bullshit. Here's my f*cking quesion...

I've got a powerlifting meet coming up this weekend and have been training 4 days/week (nothing unusual bout that). I'm currently a desk jockey trying to make a career change. Training takes up so much time that I haven't been able to focus on this career change. So, I wrote myself an HFT and 2-day split.

For only 2 days/week, I have some lofty goals, but I have confidence this is going to work. My goals are fat loss, maintain current strength, and develop a fuller chest. (I weigh 180 and can bench 300, but my chest still looks like a 12 year old's. Sad.)

The program is linked in a downloadable spreadsheet at the bottom of the page. As I said, I'm looking for agreements, criticism, suggestions....anything.

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Old 09-17-2009, 08:35 AM   #2
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I'm re-posting your info so I can better wrap my head around it


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Fitness Overview: I believe the client's "wants" and "needs" can easily be addressed through basic compound movements and HFT. During the two gym days, he will do full-body workouts, starting with Olympic lifts. Following those will be variations of bench, squat, and deadlift. Weight training will be held to 45 min. and highly intense. The HFT will consist of 100 push-ups, 25 pull-ups, 25 chin-ups, and 50 - 50lb. Sandbag squats every day. The HFT can be accomplished in any number of reps and sets throughout the day; however, the client requests that they be split up into morning and evening sessions. Lastly a high intensity sandbag cardio session will be performed at least 1 day during the weekend. The session will last 30 min.

Nutrition Overview: Because the emphasis is on fatloss, rather than overall weightloss, and strength levels must be maintained,carbohydrates will still be allowed in minimum quantities, mostly for breakfast and post-workout. Meals will consist of lean protein sources, green vegetables, and fruit (also in limited quantities). Between meal snacks should be held to a minimum, but if necessary, nuts, berries, hummus, beef jerky, etc. etc. are allowed. Lastly, client has been going batshit crazy due to lack of social life. Therefore, wine is permitted during theweek should the occasion arise, and one night on the town on the weekends are also permitted.
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HFT*: Gym: Day 1
Morning (Record time) Power Clean (5x5) - Bar Speed
Feet Elevated Push-ups 50 Bench (5/3/1)
Pull-ups 25 Wide Stance Box Squat (3x5)
50lb. Sandbag Squats 25 Chest Supported Rows (3x10)
Sandbag Russian Twists 25 1-leg DB RDL (3x8)
30 min. low intensity cardio
Evening (Record time)
Feet Elevated Push-ups 50

Day 2
Chin-ups 25 Snatch (5x5) - Bar Speed
50lb. Sandbag Squats 25 Sumo Deadlift (5/3/1)
Sandbag Woodchoppers 25 Standing BB Shoulder Press (3x8)
DB Bulgarian Split Squat (3x8)
* = Completed as fast as possible. Once reps of one exercise Inverted rows (3x10)
can be completed in only 1 set, weight may be added. 30 min. low intensity cardio
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Old 09-17-2009, 08:42 AM   #5
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My opinion...you are working all 3 lifts, so I can see you easily maintaining strength. I love brief workouts with elevated heart rates, so you get my thumbs up there.

Overall, while this style of routine isn't my forte, I can definitely see it working, and I can see you achieving your goals.

Will you be working the big 3 lifts are the beginning of each workout, or in the middle? I don't like deadlifts after the body is somewhat fatigued. That increases the risk/reward, IMHO.
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I guess just posting the workouts here rather than making you download them makes more sense. Looks like you had some copy/paste issues so I'll redo it.

HFT (daily)*:
Morning (Record time)
Feet Elevated Push-ups 50
Pull-ups 25
50lb. Sandbag Squats 25
Sandbag Russian Twists 25

Evening (Record time)
Feet Elevated Push-ups 50
Chin-ups 25
50lb. Sandbag Squats 25
Sandbag Woodchoppers 25

* = Completed as fast as possible. Once reps of one exercise
can be completed in only 1 set, weight may be added.


Gym: Day 1
Power Clean (5x5) - Bar Speed
Bench (5/3/1)
Wide Stance Box Squat (3x5)
Chest Supported Rows (3x10)
1-leg DB RDL (3x8)
30 min. low intensity cardio

Day 2
Snatch (5x5) - Bar Speed
Sumo Deadlift (5/3/1)
Standing BB Shoulder Press (3x8)
DB Bulgarian Split Squat (3x8)
Inverted rows (3x10)
30 min. low intensity cardio

To address your concern...

I've got the O-lifts first to minimize risk of injury due to fatigue, and then one of the "the big 3" immediately after for reasons as you stated, maximize risk/reward and minimize risk of injury.

The supplemental stuff afterwards (using high reps) will utilize MUCH lighter weights.

Thanks for the confirmations so far!
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I see it more clearly now. I was thinking that deadlifts were 3-4 lifts in. I think a snatch and then a sumo is a solid plan. You will be nice and warmed up for sumos.

it does look like a solid workout. I would try it is I were younger
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