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"Strongest Gym In Canada" Inspired Program


#1

Hi coach, do you have any info on how you would train using the methods in this article? Was thinking something like this

Monday
Squat-ramp to 1heavy single. then 3 x 5 @ 80-85%
RDL( not sure of this set/rep ) 4 x 4-6
Lower body assistance 2-3 exercises for 3 sets 10/8/6-8F

Tuesday
Bench-ramp to 1heavy single. then 3 x 5 @ 80-85%
Dbell shoulder press( not sure of this set/rep ) 4 x 4-6
Upper body assistance 2-3 exercises for 3 sets 10/8/6-8F

Thursday
Deadlift-ramp to 1heavy single. then 3 x 5 @ 80-85%
Zercher from pins( not sure of this set/rep ) 4 x 4-6
Lower body assistance 2-3 exercises for 3 sets 10/8/6-8F

Saturday
Bbell press-ramp to 1heavy single. then 3 x 5 @ 80-85%
Dbell incline press( not sure of this set/rep ) 4 x 4-6
Upper body assistance 2-3 exercises for 3 sets 10/8/6-8F

How would you include a farmers walk/conditioning day? Maybe Wednesday, rest Thursday & sunday? Or after upper body assistance?

Any feedback much appreciated


#2

Any thoughts coach?


#3

Would ramping to a single everyday cause burnout and stalled progress?


#4

They don’t ramp to a heavy single every day, they have 2 workouts per week where they do that


#5

Cool. The other days are submaximal work, like a Westside split?


#6

No, they don’t do speed work, it s rep work… why would you associate that with Westside? A ton of powerlifters use a heavy/moderate split and that has been one of the most popular approach since the 70s


#7

Good stuff. Do you prefer training the dead/squat on the same day, as opposed to push/pull days?


#8

I reported what they were doing, not necessarily what I’m doing. That having been said, when I focus on the Olympic lifts I often squat and pull in the same workout


#9

Nice.


#10

sorry coach, I know you don’t like commenting on others programmes. How have you been implementing the ramp to heavy single, 3 x 5 @ 80% in your own training? Thank you in advance!


#11

I’m interested as well. Now that this thread is back on track after being hijacked. :+1:t6: