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  • Posted On: 12-18-18, 9:16 pm (EST) #1

    PPL SH Program

    December 18, 2018, 9:16 pm

     I'm currently 20 yrs old 5'10" 180 lbs.  My lifts are 245/335/425. I'm starting to bulk, and figured i'd switch up my workout routine as well. Been lifting seriously for a year or so now, with maybe two years total under my belt. With all that being said, I'm looking to build up some strength and size, so I went with the PPL Program here.

    This is my first time doing a PPL routine, so I'm kind of winging it. I decided that I was going to do PPL A on monday-wed and PPL B Thurs-Sat, since I can usually handle high intensity and high volume. Currently two days into the program and feeling good. 

    Basically, I have two main questions/concerns that I could use answers for. First off, if the program turns out to be too demanding when going 6 days a week, mainly due to heavy dl/squat in consecutive days,  does anyone have any good suggestions on how I could work around that? 

    Last question: Would it be a decent Idea to rotate the PPL program every week? For example : Week 1: PPL A and PPL B, Week 2 PPL A and PPL C, Week 3 PPL A and PPL B etc to make sure I am incorporating different movements? Or would it be best to stick with what I'm doing, or even potentially something else? Thanks a ton! 

  • Posted On: 12-19-18, 10:06 pm (EST) #2

    PPL SH Program

    December 19, 2018, 10:06 pm
    Posted by: Salo291

     I'm currently 20 yrs old 5'10" 180 lbs.  My lifts are 245/335/425. I'm starting to bulk, and figured i'd switch up my workout routine as well. Been lifting seriously for a year or so now, with maybe two years total under my belt. With all that being said, I'm looking to build up some strength and size, so I went with the PPL Program here.

    This is my first time doing a PPL routine, so I'm kind of winging it. I decided that I was going to do PPL A on monday-wed and PPL B Thurs-Sat, since I can usually handle high intensity and high volume. Currently two days into the program and feeling good. 

    Basically, I have two main questions/concerns that I could use answers for. First off, if the program turns out to be too demanding when going 6 days a week, mainly due to heavy dl/squat in consecutive days,  does anyone have any good suggestions on how I could work around that? 

    Last question: Would it be a decent Idea to rotate the PPL program every week? For example : Week 1: PPL A and PPL B, Week 2 PPL A and PPL C, Week 3 PPL A and PPL B etc to make sure I am incorporating different movements? Or would it be best to stick with what I'm doing, or even potentially something else? Thanks a ton! 

    @salo291 Did you look at the calendar for the program? Basically you are already doing MONTH 2 / MONTH 3's structure, which is fine if you're used to that kind of training. If you've never done PPL before, then maybe you should start with MONTH 1 so you can work your way into more volume and frequency (training everything twice per week). That should help you avoid burning out. But if you do, you can (and should) take a deload every 8 - 12 weeks or so, as your body needs it.

     

    Also, if you are feeling fatigued or worn down, you can pick just one of the squats and deadlifts to go heavy on. Whatever movement you don't do heavy, you can go for higher reps (8 - 10) instead.

     

    You can rotate them if you want to try and work on everything! But it works just as well to stick with two of the workouts for 4 - 6 weeks at least (or 8 - 12 weeks) and then you have the third set of workouts (C) to incorporate for something different later on.

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