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A-B-A-B training


#1

Hi again,

If I’m going to do A-B style training done 3 days/week with A) clean, squat, bench
B) clean, dl, press -split, should I always do the main work for both movements or go to other movement as main set and other as supplemental?

I have done this earlier with other movement as main work and other movement as FSL. I also have seen you recommending 3 days/week program where you’ll do always main work for both movements. Is there some situations when other is superior to other?

Hope this makes any sense?

Thanks in advance.


#2

If you are doing three big lifts per day, I wouldn’t recommend doing “main work” for all three, all three days. I wrote an article awhile ago about how to design your own Full Body Program, with step by step instructions of how to do it, what to consider, etc. I have no idea where I wrote it though.

You are better off training in blocks, like the Beyond book recommends.


#3

Thank you. I’ll search for the article, but I might just do one of your ready templates.