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Doubling the Candito 6-Week Program


What would you guys think about doubling the length of the Candito 6-week plan? I’m currently running it with Front Squat/DB Bench/Power Clean while on a break from the Big 3, and I’d like to be able run it with both those and the Big 3 at once because they help so much with my main lifts.

Example for week 1 & 2 squat/DL work:
Squat 1

  • 4x6 Back Squat/3x6 Power clean
    Squat 2
    -4x6 Sumo Dead/3x6 Front Squat
    Squat 3
    -3x8 Back Squat/3x8 Power Clean
    Squat 4
    -3x8 Sumo Dead/3x8 Front Squat

Added bonus that I get to focus on DL more than original program.

Current Maxes:


Just run it twice. It’s a 6 week block rather than a once off.


My issue with that is I would have to take 6 weeks off from the big three after every cycle. Not a viable option for a PLer.


Okay, I see what you mean.

The risks are the additional work ends up interfering with the lifts or you crash and burn after gritting it out for 3 weeks. More isn’t always better and candito is already high frequency, highish volume.

Alternatively, there is a fair bit of variation in Candito’s program. You could always swap your exercises in for the variations in the stock program.


Ill consider that. Appreciate the help.