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Juggernaut 2.0 Program, Waves?


#1

So like the headline says: I didn’t really know, where to put this topic - So I’d choose this forum.

Is anyone familiar with the Juggernaut 2.0 program?

I understand that there’s 3 phases and 4 waves of:
10s - 8s - 5s - 3s

  • Accumulation: The beginning of the each training wave. usually 10 reps 5 sets at 60%.
  • Intensification: Increasing volume. (according to the Juggernaut 2.0, you’re going to do 5x55% - 5x65,5% - 3x10x67,5%)
  • Realization: ''The realization phase is when the gains of the past wave come to fruition in one set of maximal reps. ( according to the Juggernaut 2.0; 5x50% - 3x60% - 1x70% and AMAPx75%.)

This is only the 10s wave … And then you have some other reps and set in the 8s wave.

My question is; Am I supposed to do ALL 4 waves in one workout? Or should I look at it as; 10s wave - doing that in… lets say 1 month? And then move to the 8s waves while increasing volume?

I can’t really see, if it’s elaborated someone in the book.

Hope anyone can help me out.


#2

It goes like this:

Week 1: 10s - Accumulation
Week 2: 10s - Intensification
Week 3: 10s - Realisation
Week 4: Deload
Week 5: 8s - Accumulation
Week 6: 8s - Intensification
Week 7: 8s - Realisation
Week 8: Deload
Week 9: 5s - Accumulation
Week 10: 5s - Intensification
Week 11: 5s - Realisation
Week 12: Deload
Week 13: 3s - Accumulation
Week 14: 3s - Intensification
Week 15: 3s - Realisation
Week 16: Deload

Then go back to the start. Take the deloads - they are really needed.

You may also swap the 5s and 8s block around and you may invert the reps in the 10s and 8s waves. Eg 10x5 in week 1 of 10s instead of 5x10.

Make sure you understand how to increase the weight, especially how not to be too aggressive with the TM.


#3

Thanks for the answer man!

Just so we’re clear… When you type; 10x5 - you mean 10 reps 5 sets.

Also another question - if you would be so kind:

Thinking of going; Bench/dead and Squat/military Press… Then go 10x5 squat and use Wendlers 531 on military press. The next Squat/military day I would switch these two. Or should I just go 10x5 on everything?

Thanks.


#4

The program is 5 sets of 10 reps (for the first week) but you have the option of doing 10 sets of 5 reps if you prefer that layout.

Chad only really prescibes 5/3/1 for supplemental lifts and keeps the juggernaut scheme for the main movements. Probably best to stick with that.