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OLAD Without Off Days

I’m looking into training OLAD starting ASAP because of new time constraints.
I’m planning on trying it 7 days a week for 3 weeks and deloading week 4.
In order to accomplish this without burning out, I’m going to be adding a recovery/feeder session first thing each morning for the previous day’s exercise with a scoop of Surge followed by breakfast.

Feeder session will be 2-3 sets of 15-20 reps @ 50-60%.

Main session parameters will be the same as described in OLAD.
Exercise selections will be in the same order as in article sample.

Any advice on how I could improve this program would be great to hear.
Keep in mind though, that I only have a 10-20 minute opening in the mornings and 30-40 minutes in the afternoon.

Thanks in advance.

I think you’ll be very successful with this approach. Just like Dan John said, it’s simple, but not easy. Be sure to throw in some conditioning work a few times per week too.

[quote]MetalFuel wrote:
I’m looking into training OLAD starting ASAP because of new time constraints.
I’m planning on trying it 7 days a week for 3 weeks and deloading week 4.
In order to accomplish this without burning out, I’m going to be adding a recovery/feeder session first thing each morning for the previous day’s exercise with a scoop of Surge followed by breakfast.

Feeder session will be 2-3 sets of 15-20 reps @ 50-60%.

Main session parameters will be the same as described in OLAD.
Exercise selections will be in the same order as in article sample.

Any advice on how I could improve this program would be great to hear.
Keep in mind though, that I only have a 10-20 minute opening in the mornings and 30-40 minutes in the afternoon.

Thanks in advance.

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Question: Have you used the OLAD template exactly how Dan John described?

If not, then why are you trying to do 7 days a week?

Don’t take this to be trolling or whatever, but OLAD is HARD.

[quote]Backlash79 wrote:
MetalFuel wrote:
I’m looking into training OLAD starting ASAP because of new time constraints.
I’m planning on trying it 7 days a week for 3 weeks and deloading week 4.
In order to accomplish this without burning out, I’m going to be adding a recovery/feeder session first thing each morning for the previous day’s exercise with a scoop of Surge followed by breakfast.

Feeder session will be 2-3 sets of 15-20 reps @ 50-60%.

Main session parameters will be the same as described in OLAD.
Exercise selections will be in the same order as in article sample.

Any advice on how I could improve this program would be great to hear.
Keep in mind though, that I only have a 10-20 minute opening in the mornings and 30-40 minutes in the afternoon.

Thanks in advance.

Question: Have you used the OLAD template exactly how Dan John described?

If not, then why are you trying to do 7 days a week?

Don’t take this to be trolling or whatever, but OLAD is HARD.
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I’m doing this 7 days a week in order to maximize weekly volume and take advantage of all of the time I do have to train.

I’ve never done OLAD before, but I have trained 7 days a week with high volumes in the past.
I have my diet in tune and I’m not afraid of soreness.

I think I’ll be able to see this through and recover efficiently.

If I see symptoms of overtraining after 7 days i’ll reconsider taking a day off once a week and adjust appropriately.

[quote]Backlash79 wrote:

Question: Have you used the OLAD template exactly how Dan John described?

If not, then why are you trying to do 7 days a week?

Don’t take this to be trolling or whatever, but OLAD is HARD.
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Agree with this. If you do not use the days off you probably won’t recover enough to get the most out of the program.