Alright guys, I have decided that I am going to train all upper body with fat bars for the month of October and possibly November. I read that Charles Poliquin sometimes has new clients use all fat bars so I figured I would give it a try. I am lucky enough to train at a gym that has an assortment of fat bars and I recently bought some grips off of Elite that you can put around dumbbells and pulldown bars so I can always train fat.
I am 23 years old and will be 24 in October. I have been training for 5 years. I had been training with a Westside template for the past year and a half. I will not be following that split, but will use max effort and repetition method as well as a speed day when I have the resources of bands or chains. I am 6'1'' 205-210lbs My best all time bench is 315 squat 475 and pull 495. Today I did a pre fat bar test and maxed out at 295 on bench (I had gotten sick and lost some) and did 16 dead hang pull ups.
Concerns- the fat bar is more difficult so I am worried my max may go down because I wonâ??t be handling as heavy as weight. I plan on using the lightened method with reverse bands to try to handle maximal weight at the top from time to time.
I will take measurements before and after as well as maxing out again. If anyone has any questions or suggestions I would like to hear them. I am hoping to increase size and strength with this, I figured the best way to see what happens is to try it.