I am done 9 days of Dan John’s 40-Day Program (https://www.t-nation.com/training/40-day-program), and my variant of the program is simple: 1X10 for each of 4 lifts (BB Zercher squats, DB rows with fat gripz, Ring push-ups with chains, Trap bar deadlifts with fat gripz). I like the workouts (even though they are repetitive…no time to get bored though since they are short). I also find I recover well, as opposed to longer workouts that drain me and make me miserable for a couple of days. I would like to continue with this program after 40 days, adding weight through micro-plates.
Has anyone ever continued after 40 days? Dan talks about using the program to raise your basic lifts quickly, and then move on to something else. I wonder what would happen if I just continued (yes, I know “why don’t I try?”). I will try, but I am looking for motivation to keep going, so if anyone has any experience with this, and what your results were, I would be curious to find out.
My goals are fairly balanced: bit of strength, bit of hypertrophy, bit of fat loss. I don’t expect miracles in any area.
Thanks for your experiences or thoughts.