Hypertrophy

Program 1

Goal

Muscle Building

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10 weeks (3 sessions a week)

Intermediate

Gym Required

OVERVIEW

This hypertrophy program is designed for people who meet the following criteria: Have an interest in getting gaining muscle. Have some experience training in a gym environment.

The program uses progressive overload each workout to achieve this goal. What is progressive overload? Progressive overload is increasing the weight or volume of an exercise over time to achieve strength and muscle gain.

The program is designed to last 10 weeks.

The program uses Rating Of Perceived Exertion (RPE) please look up the module “RPE” before starting the program if you do not know what this is.

The program is designed you to have 3 workouts a week.

Make sure you don’t complete the workouts all in a row with no days off, we understand through peoples work schedules this might be a challenge, however, avoid this at all costs as progressive overload and strength gain will quickly fail.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

WORKOUT PURPOSE

The aim of each workout is to increase the weight in small increments over time, or staying on the same weight but perform more reps.

For example if you are squatting 60kg for 10 reps, the program might ask you to perform 12 reps in the next workout, do not go up in weight as you are still lifting more weight over the entire set as 2 more reps are added to the set.

BEFORE YOU START

Before starting the program make sure you can perform ALL exercises with good form and good range of motion, we do NOT want you starting the program until you can do this as results will be minimal. If mobility is an issue (can’t go to depth on the squat, then we recommend you working on mobility before starting any training program)

EXCERCISE EQUIPMENT

Equipment wise all exercises must be done with a barbell unless stated otherwise, Olympic weightlifting shoes, chalk and running shoes are not compulsory but recommended, we advise not to use lifting straps, wraps, knee sleeves and a lifting belt as you wont have built up enough strength to get any use out of these.

WARM-UP

The goal of a warm-up is to prepare you for the upcoming physical task and is comprised of both general and specific components. A general warm-up is any activity that is different than what you will be doing for your workout. For example, doing 5 minutes of easy cardio prior to starting your squats is considered a general warm-up. We recommend any general warm-up providing you are able to start the workout without any trouble.

A specific warm-up is either very similar or the same as the upcoming activity and uses gradually increasing intensity. For example, performing squats first with the empty barbell and then progressively adding load towards your target weights, you do NOT count these warmups as your working sets.