The assistant exercises that are always trained for 6-12 reps, do these follow the same amount of SETS as the big four lifts for that day ?
It doesn’t use a progressive overload approach, just go to failure or close to it
Thanks, I read that, I just couldn’t see sets in the article anywhere.
It also says keep the assistance exercises the same till at least after the 2nd block but then the following paragraph says "The supporting lift can be changed at every session since it will not be trained for progressive overload but to make sure that you are maintaining proper structural balance"
Am I missing something?
assistance are exercises 3 and 4, supporting exercise is the isolation exercise for upper body
CT, every three period week has a number of reps for “the upper body assistance”.
- Is that the same number for the lower body assistance?
- Or do you wanted to give that number of reps for the supportive exercise?
As an example, it says for the intensification phase:
“You will perform 3 reps on the four main lifts of the workout, 8 reps on the upper body assistance exercise and 40 meters on the loaded carry.”
The lower body “assistance” is a loaded carry… you can go 50m, 40m, 30m, 20m on the phases
But what about the barbell rows, front squats, etc?
Do you recommend something like more reps for the first phases and then less?
Or just by feel shooting for failure in the 6-12 range?
Same sets/reps schemes as the first two exercises
I read that article like three times, wrote to CT on his ThibArmy forum, and then read through it again before I submitted my questions so I didn’t look silly. I finally figured it out.
There are only four lifts per day. They all have the same set and rep schemes for each phase. The only supplemental or assistance exercises are the loaded carry and barbell curl (his example). Curls can be replaced by any isolation movement and changed weekly.
I was a little confused by the terminology too.
Hahahaha. I literally read it 3 times asked my questions then figured it out besides the sets on isolation. How many sets on farmers walks ?
I’d do whatever the day calls for. 3 sets the first day and 5 on the higher volume day.