Workout Progression (A Quick Look at Mike Matthews' Bigger Leaner Stronger Program)
First off, my apologies for not posting last week. With the holiday, I honestly forgot and here is my post that should have released yesterday. I have also adjusted the site a good amount so check out my other pages if you haven't in a while.
I just started my 6th week on Mike's weightlifting program that goes along with his book, Bigger Leaner Stronger. Last week (week 5), I took the week off to deload since it had probably been 10-12 weeks since I had taken a break from working out 4-5 days a week. From here on, I'll have a deload week every 6 weeks.
Bigger Leaner Stronger is based on what Mike calls double progression in the 4-6 rep range. I go into detail about this in my post when I originally started - Exercise Plan Change - Low Rep, Double Progression. Essentially, this program highlights the importance of progression so I'll show you the progress I have made between Week 1 and Week 4 on my major lifts.
It may not seem like a dramatic change, and it really isn't for my barbell bench press and barbell curl but the important thing is that I am seeing progression. Even if I am only gaining 1 rep per set in each workout I do, I see that as an improvement and am happy with that. This is just the beginning of this program and I really enjoy it so far.
Mike really improved my workout in 2 big ways:
If you like this topic and want any more tips on progression, I highly suggest getting Mike's book Bigger Leaner Stronger if you are a guy, and Thinner Leaner Stronger if you are a girl. He also shows how to do these lifts with proper form and outlines which muscle groups these lifts affect.
If you have any questions or comments, comment on this post!
Here are a couple discussion questions:
Maybe you have some tips for me if you think I should be progressing quicker?
What exercise program have you done that you've really enjoyed?
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