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Complete Power Look and Natural?


#1

Would the complete power look program be good for a natural to gain strength and size or would it be too much volume?

If it is too much volume could you use the main lift set / rep / percentages… but then do 1 set of rest pause for the rest of the workout to limit volume and cortisol?
Thanks


#2

It’s fine. The main lift doesn’t use much glycogen because of the low reps and the total assistance volume per session is fairly low


#3

Thanks. Should I follow it exactly or could rest pause be added to assistance lifts after main lift?


#4

NEVER!!! 1) it’s already a very neurologically demanding program, with rest/pause you will crash way before the end of the program. 2) if RP were more effective in that setting don’t you think I would have used them??? 3) the main lift is rarely done anywhere close to failure, it’s a gradual progression not an all-out effort every workout.


#5

Ok. Just wondering why the strength size program has the main lift as an all out effort for 1 set followed by a rest pause set for the rest of the workout?

I’m not questioning your knowledge just trying to understand things myself.
Thank you.