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"Athlete Lean, Athlete Strong" to Build Size and Strength?


#1

Hi christian,

I really like the look of the layout of the athlete lean athlete strong program. I know it is geared toward performamce and fat loss but do you think it could work to get someone stronger and bigger? I would start by removing metabolic sessions and 5th training day and keeping it to 2 upper and 2 lower sessions but do rower interval sessions at the end of lower body days. Also increase calories. Base all numbers of a training max - and adjust 10lb for lower 5lbs for upper when all sets become very easy. So this could mean staying with certain weights for a month before increasing to get body used to the weights.
Thanks


#2

Not CT, but you want to do this program without metabolic sessions, without 5th day, you want to change rowing… You can just do this 4-week periodisation for main strength movements + targeted hypertrophy work, but it´s not ALAS.


#3

Sometimes when you write a question, it’s difficult to see how it comes across. To paraphrase:

“I like program X, but want to change it so it will accomplish completely different goals than those it was designed. Can I omit days and randomly substitute exercises, and get the results I want?”

Don’t mean to be rude, but if your goals are “to get stronger and bigger”, as you say, why not choose a program that is designed to do just that?