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Best Damn / Superhero Amalgam


#1

I know, I know. Don’t mess with the programs how they’re laid out. But, given that the Best Damn is more a philosophy rather than a program for a set length or for specific gains, I was wondering the thoughts of substituting 2 days of the Super Hero into the Best Damn schedule. Why? Because the Super Hero is fun to do, and gives more of metabolic/cross training feel my exercise regime.

I’ve been training consistently for 15+ years, and not necessarily looking for set length programs at this time. I’ve just begun this (following the protocol given in each program):

Sat: Super Hero D1: Shoulder complex + Squat complex (as CT lays out)
Sun: Super Hero D2: DL complex + Bench complex (as CT lays out)
Monday: off
Tuesday: Best Damn B2: Leg ext., cable crossover, DB shoulder press, weighted dips
Wednesday: Best Damn A2: Hamstring curl, DB Pullover, CS row, Preacher curl
Thursday: Best Damn B3: Leg press, DB incline BP, DB front raise, Tri ext.
Friday: Best Damn A3: GHR, weighted pull ups, cable row, DB hammer curls

Is there a negative to training like this? If needed on busy weeks or just when I feel it’s necessary physically, I drop a Best Damn push day like B3, followed by a Best Damn pull day, like A2. Thanks for any feedback.


#2

No it’s a philosophy about TRAINING VOLUME. Superhero is high volume, you can’t add the ?
“best damn” program to it.

The way you lay it out is the “least stupid” way of doing it. And it might work in the short term (6 weeks).


#3

Glad to hear it’s the “least stupid” way to combine them:grinning:). I understand your point and appreciate the response. I’ll keep it in mind that this approach would be more short term.

The Super Hero is a fun workout that I’d like to keep in my training, but for logistical purposes I can only do it at the gym I use on the weekends. Is there a better intra-week training scheme I could use that would be a better compliment?

Thanks to all for any suggestions.


#4

No, if you are to use a different training during the week, “The best damn…” approach is the best one since its low volume