Change is Good

Q: “I have been doing the pyramid workout for a bit now. I haven’t been doing the 10-8-6-15 the whole time. I have been doing it for a month or so now, but I have been changing it up from 10-8-6-8 to 10-8-6-6, which I am currently doing.

“I have been trying to go for about 3200 calories a day. I have gained some weight but not a lot. I look a bit more defined, but not a lot also. Also I have been switching up the exercises every two weeks or so but keep some core ones.

“My question is should I continue to do this till I put on some more weight? I went from 132 to 137, till I get to about 140 or so. Or should I change it now? I’m not sure about the 5×5, because I can’t find anything about it or what exercises to do. Should i try something like:

Monday – Chest, Shoulders, Triceps, Biceps, Abs
Wednesday – Legs, Back, Abs
Friday- Chest, Shoulders, Triceps, Biceps, Abs
Next Monday – Legs, Backs, Abs

-N. Ponte


My Answer: Yes, change the program. 5×5 is fine. It’s simple: just plug in the exercises you want to do for each body part. But if you want every detail spelled out for you, then just follow the 5×5 program I have outlined in the 3-5 Power Periodization Program


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