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Re: Starting Powerbuilding

Postby despire » Tue May 28, 2013 11:45 pm

Are we getting the Powerbuilding-book today? I personally am excited to get it and even preordered it. Wasn't it supposed to be delivered before this day?

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Re: Starting Powerbuilding

Postby johnnypain » Wed May 29, 2013 3:24 am

despire wrote:Are we getting the Powerbuilding-book today? I personally am excited to get it and even preordered it. Wasn't it supposed to be delivered before this day?

Cheers.


You are right. We hit a snag with the photos however, and are working around the clock to get it fixed. The book will deliver as soon as it is finished. Stand by.
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Re: Starting Powerbuilding

Postby FilthyBrit » Sun Jun 23, 2013 7:45 pm

Bought the book. Great stuff. Building a template. Quick question: if I wanted to incorporate heavy shrugs (I love power shrugs), where would you recommend I add them? I'm not sure whether I should use them instead of another back exercise, or just add them on top of one of the B days.

Also, on conditioning, would you go with the Wednesday/Saturday recommendation to start with?

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Re: Starting Powerbuilding

Postby The_Bear » Thu Jun 27, 2013 3:49 pm

Big Ola from across the pond in the rainy UK. Massive fan JP!

Just a quick question, but would you recommend some how plugging in the GSLP 5,5,5+ proramming into the powerbuilding? if so how?

Also, weird question, but can I ask what the 22 tattoo under your eye stands for??
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Re: Starting Powerbuilding

Postby johnnypain » Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:20 am

FilthyBrit wrote:Bought the book. Great stuff. Building a template. Quick question: if I wanted to incorporate heavy shrugs (I love power shrugs), where would you recommend I add them? I'm not sure whether I should use them instead of another back exercise, or just add them on top of one of the B days.

Also, on conditioning, would you go with the Wednesday/Saturday recommendation to start with?

Thanks!


Wed/Sat would work well if you want to add some conditioning.

As for the shrugs, I would treat them as another back exercise and scrap them when progress slows like the others.
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Re: Starting Powerbuilding

Postby johnnypain » Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:23 am

The_Bear wrote:Big Ola from across the pond in the rainy UK. Massive fan JP!

Just a quick question, but would you recommend some how plugging in the GSLP 5,5,5+ proramming into the powerbuilding? if so how?

Also, weird question, but can I ask what the 22 tattoo under your eye stands for??


The LP is essentially an introduction to the principles of powerbuilding in its own right. The idea is that, by the time you want to give that a go, the reps in the PB book make a bit more sense.

That said, if you want to do the PB program, in terms of rotating lifts, but use the LP rep scheme, there is certainly nothing stopping you, and the results will be predictably good.

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Re: Starting Powerbuilding

Postby Crushit » Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:05 am

I bought the book to look for programming advice once the LP has been exhausted. Having already read books on Texas Method and 5/3/1, I must say I really like the basic programming as well as the simplicity of the basic templates provided in the Powerbuilding book. And besides, Powerbuilding sounds pretty badass in it's own right. Well worth a purchase in my opinion.
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Re: Starting Powerbuilding

Postby Scott Beall » Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:45 am

Common gym thinking is that one primarily develops a wider back with wide grip Pulldowns/Chins/Rows. Is this a false belief?

Why isn’t your beloved Decline Bench in your Chest Days list?

What are the rep ranges for T Bar Row, Behind Neck Press, Hang Clean and Press (seem to be missing in my copy)?
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Re: Starting Powerbuilding

Postby johnnypain » Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:30 pm

Scott Beall wrote:Common gym thinking is that one primarily develops a wider back with wide grip Pulldowns/Chins/Rows. Is this a false belief?

Why isn’t your beloved Decline Bench in your Chest Days list?

What are the rep ranges for T Bar Row, Behind Neck Press, Hang Clean and Press (seem to be missing in my copy)?


The wide grip= wide back thing is a myth. The muscle moves through a longer range of motion, and can move more weight with a more narrow grip, which in turn leads to more growth. Dorian taught us that.

Decline bench wasn't included in the book because it was written primarily with the garage gym type trainee in mind. The idea is that they could do the program with the same equipment needed to do the GSLP. You can, by all means, use the decline however, and I highly recommend it.

Rep ranges for the listed lifts are:

T-Bar 6-8
BHN Press 11-15 RP
Hang Clean and Press 11-15 RP
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Re: Starting Powerbuilding

Postby lewis1809 » Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:45 am

Hi JP,
Im just about to start powerbuilding after reading your ebook. Ive just got 2 questions, I believe I've seen you recommend 1x6-8, 1x8-12 for some of the upper body stuff such as benching. Would it be okay to do the backdown set close grip or should i just stick to the format in the book where the second day is chest (tricep focus) and keep both sets in the same rep range? and if i want to add in lateral raises but I don't feel my press is strong enough to use pre exhaust Im guessing i would just do them after pressing for a set or 2?

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