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Adding Back and Biceps to Sheiko Program?

Hi guys, I’m starting the #29 plan on Sheiko program. I only have to follow the exercises it offers? Or I can add exercises for the biceps and back being weaker? How can I add it in the Sheiko routine? Can I add one day of training?

You can do anything you want, but if you want to use a Sheiko program and increase your powerlifting total then you would be better off just following the program. If there is no direct bicep work then adding 2-3 sets once a week might be a good idea because otherwise biceps can get achy from all the squatting, but if you don’t think it’s a good program then don’t use it at all.

Remember that this is not a bodybuilding program.

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Never said that is not a good program. Was just asking for some information…

Don’t go overboard with back training

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The numbered Shieko programs were example programs he had written for specific individuals, not general templates. If I’m not mistaken, one of them was for a teenage girl bench specialist. So… following them to a T may not be the best idea. For all we know, the program you’re using may have been written for someone who was evaluated to already have a strong and muscular back, thus not needing direct back work. Personally, my max pulls and squats seem to suffer noticeably if I’m not doing a lot of higher volume back work.