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Re: Anthony's Powerlifting Journal
« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2018, 10:20:39 AM »
Great session Anthony, looks like the new foot position gets you in a tighter place for sure. Beauty work on the cut, you didnít even look that fat at 230-40 TBH, hard to believe all the weight that came off.
Looking forward to the new program!

Thanks a lot Shawn. It'll be interesting once I hit that 200lb mark to see where i'm at from a body composition stand point as well as a strength one.

I'm excited to start my new programming. I never advocate programming hopping but it was hard to pass up. I debated back and forth if I should pursue Blevin's programming since I'm midway through a training cycle. It might be detrimental short term but I think the long term rewards is worth it, at least I hope.

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Re: Anthony's Powerlifting Journal
« Reply #16 on: March 17, 2018, 06:25:36 PM »
Great workout yesterday Anthony. :)  That was a lot of good looking bench reps in your video.  I like your leg positioning and your arch...looks like a lot of potential power there.

I hadn't really heard of Garret Blevins programming before so after reading your previous posts I went and looked it up.  That does indeed look interesting and the cost seems very reasonable.  I'll be interested to see if you go that route what your programming looks like.

I'm definitely hoping it helps with my poverty bench lol.

Blevins is a very smart guy when it comes to programming. His YouTube channel has a ton of great information on there.

It's funny you mentioned his programming cause I deciced to actually sign up to see what it's all about.

Sure I could stay on Candito's program for X amount of cycles. The thing that really interested me with Garret was his AI Programming. The way it works is that you get 4 week microcyle training blocks. At the end of 4 weeks you send the excel sheet back with a questionairre and then get another 4 week microcycle that is adjusted based off your feedback and the first microcycle.

So it's an ever evolving tailored program that changes in terms of volume and fatigue. I liked this cause that's what seperates it from a cookie cutter program that doesn't address the lifters specific needs in terms of volume and fatigue.

I'm going to give it a 12 week run seeing as $1 for the first 4 week block then $28 for every 4 week block after isn't breaking the bank. After 12 weeks you have a test day and from there I'll decide if I want to continue or not.

He has two types of programming to choose from on the initial questionairre that you fill out prior to signing up. He has a powerlifting template and then a power building that focuses on strength and size. I opted to go with the power building. You pick which body part you want to focus on after the main lift(s) and I decided to choose back for the first 4 weeks.

My first day is scheduled to start next monday and needeless to say I'm excited to start. Here is how day 1 will go down.

Face Pull 3x30
Low Bar squat 10x2 @ 72.5%
Wide Grip Bench 4x5 @60%

I'll be training 5 days a week with this microcycle.

That is very interesting and I'm definitely curious to see how it goes for you.  Honestly after looking at his website last night and this morning I was tempted to sign up for his AI training too.  For that price, $1 first month and $28 after, it definitely seems like a great value.

Edit: I just saw a video on Brandon Campbell's YouTube channel where Garret talks about programming in general and then talks a little about his AI programming.  It definitely has me interested.  Btw, the beginning of  the video shows his name as Garret "Blessings" but it was Blevins in the video.
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