Meat and potatoes | + exercise redundancy

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    Cristi
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    Hi Joe! These questions may be totally stupid so I apologise but yeah I’ll ask them anyway 😀
    My first question is around M&P stuff. I only recently started to follow you. And following the HCU I understood the focus on M&P should be around 80% (the majority anyway) of the workout. My question is: a M&P exercise is any given exercise I can perform with heavy loads, creating mechanical tension + force production with the right technique aiming to get the maximum number of quality reps?
    If so, I can refer to meat and potatoes exercise only for compound exercises, or ‘isolation’ (although I know a pure isolation movement is rare and perhaps only for very few muscles) as well?

    It’s more of a curiosity/understanding kind of question, so that I make no confusion.

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    Second question is around exercise redundancy. I used to train legs twice a week (gyms still closed in UK) focusing on quads and glutes and then hams and glutes. Would it make sense on my hams day to have 2 compound lifts like RDLs and good mornings plus pump work on leg curls? Or I risk to overdue and ‘waste’ time and energy?

    Thanks in advance for your help!!

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    Joe
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    Hi Joe! These questions may be totally stupid so I apologise but yeah I’ll ask them anyway 😀
    My first question is around M&P stuff. I only recently started to follow you. And following the HCU I understood the focus on M&P should be around 80% (the majority anyway) of the workout. My question is: a M&P exercise is any given exercise I can perform with heavy loads, creating mechanical tension + force production with the right technique aiming to get the maximum number of quality reps?
    If so, I can refer to meat and potatoes exercise only for compound exercises, or ‘isolation’ (although I know a pure isolation movement is rare and perhaps only for very few muscles) as well?

    It’s more of a curiosity/understanding kind of question, so that I make no confusion.

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    Second question is around exercise redundancy. I used to train legs twice a week (gyms still closed in UK) focusing on quads and glutes and then hams and glutes. Would it make sense on my hams day to have 2 compound lifts like RDLs and good mornings plus pump work on leg curls? Or I risk to overdue and ‘waste’ and energy?

    Thanks in advance for your help!!

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