Programming!

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    Tom
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    Hi guys,

    I’ve been a member on here since last sept/Oct and for the first time on here now I’m slowly losing the enjoyment/love of training especially with trying to get the right program to follow because there is a number of them and I want it right for my own goals/schedule and recovery etc considering my family life with the kids and working full time myself as well (and yes I know I can design my own program but I want one one to follow on here from yourselves because I know your more advanced and experienced than I am considering I’m only kinda new to lifting but been training for over 20 years if that makes sense. (I’m new to bodybuilding but I’m not new to keeping fit and healthy lol)

    I first started on the Terrance program when you first started it and I kept it up for for a few months, my mum then passed away in feb. I took off training for a couple of weeks, although I kept up with my nutrition and activity etc for my own mental health and to keep me focussed, I’ve since then tried a few programs for my own goals which is to obviously build more muscle but more upper biased as I’m happy with the one day leg day. So I tried the PPL 2.0 program for a few weeks, and the upper lower program by Bryce for a couple of weeks. But I felt like the 6 day program was to much, but the upper lower program which is over 4 days had more lower volume than I wanted and I felt my upper body was not getting enough focus on each body part and Arms/abs.

    I really want a 5 day program to follow and stick with without having any frustrations. Had a few issues with my log booking as well when I exercise switch a few things when needed.

    I am currently 68kg, 38yrs old, working full time, 50+hrs a week, 2 kids, and I do have a decent physique, my general activity is good, sleep regimented, stress is managed, and macros are hit daily. No issues at all with all that, just the training program I want to enjoy but I’m not enjoying choosing the one I need lol.

    I know what your gonna say but hit me up, surprise me and say something I don’t expect you to say haha. Honestly since my mum passed away the gym has been my focus to keep me going and I seriously don’t want to lose the love of that because I’m frustrated. Thanks guys.

    #361384
    Tom
    Participant

    Also I feel like the progress has hit a brick wall although still very consistent and still grinding, I have been in a bulk now since august and start weight was 61kg and I went to 74kg, weight stalled when I lost my mum, and previous coach left me in a bad place in terms of leaving me at around 5000 Cals and 6 meals, (now I eat 4-5meals! And macros are now P250g C350-400g F60g which I hit daily, but when it comes to management all that it plays mentally on me because I got a coach because I was obsessed with cal counting and was underweight. From someone with a previous fatloss journey losing over 140lbs I’m worried of gaining again to much. People say it’s not hard, but there is more to it than people think! So frustrating when you are ticking all the boxes and adhering to everything.

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    Joe
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    #362486
    Tom
    Participant

    Hey Joe 👍🏽 thank you and very much to the point which I like. There is always so much information and mix information especially on social media and I have listened to most of your videos so I’ve probably system overloaded in the head to the point where I’ve just doubted myself a lot even tho I’m adhering to everything else.
    I’ve always thought I had to train each body part twice a week, and trying to fit everything in around work and family life I’m just trying to find the right program for myself, I spoke to my mate in the gym the other day and he does the bro-split and he really enjoys it. He just smashes each body part each session to oppose 2-3 body parts per session which can be time consuming at the best of times so I kinda like the sound of the new bro split program which I think I will try as of today. I do keep logging and progressing with certain movements so answer to your question I am logging things I just haven’t found the program that I have stuck with or enjoyed, the longest program I stuck with was the Terrance program tbh, but as I said since mum passed away, I’ve been program hoping trying to make a program fit my schedule and just enjoyed. I think the new bro split one sounds good to me, 4 upper days, 1 lower day, I can focus on each body part, and I can progressively log my stuff and adhere to.

    I will get back to you in 3 months and hopefully will have some progress to share. Just hope tho it will be right for me as I’m used to doing like push/pull workouts mostly twice a week, so I hope my volume keeps up there because I’m training each body part only once a week.

    Anyway thanks for getting back to me and much respect as always

    #363937
    Joe
    Keymaster

    Hey Joe 👍🏽 thank you and very much to the point which I like. There is always so much information and mix information especially on social media and I have listened to most of your videos so I’ve probably system overloaded in the head to the point where I’ve just doubted myself a lot even tho I’m adhering to everything else.
    I’ve always thought I had to train each body part twice a week, and trying to fit everything in around work and family life I’m just trying to find the right program for myself, I spoke to my mate in the gym the other day and he does the bro-split and he really enjoys it. He just smashes each body part each session to oppose 2-3 body parts per session which can be time consuming at the best of times so I kinda like the sound of the new bro split program which I think I will try as of today. I do keep logging and progressing with certain movements so answer to your question I am logging things I just haven’t found the program that I have stuck with or enjoyed, the longest program I stuck with was the Terrance program tbh, but as I said since mum passed away, I’ve been program hoping trying to make a program fit my schedule and just enjoyed. I think the new bro split one sounds good to me, 4 upper days, 1 lower day, I can focus on each body part, and I can progressively log my stuff and adhere to.
    I will get back to you in 3 months and hopefully will have some progress to share. Just hope tho it will be right for me as I’m used to doing like push/pull workouts mostly twice a week, so I hope my volume keeps up there because I’m training each body part only once a week.
    Anyway thanks for getting back to me and much respect as always

    #363987
    Alex Welch
    Participant

    Thanks for this information. I’m in a similar boat and have been lifting for 25 years since I was 14 and have always run half body, upper lower, or PPL thinking I to hit body parts multiple times a week to keep up growth. Now with 2 little ones under age of 2 and 3 older kids also don’t have the time, but I like the idea of a bro split to give more recovery as well.

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