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    A competitive bodybuilders training






    HI All

    I am not a competitive bodybuilder but would like to ask a question in reguards to a competitve bodybuilders training cycles. As a personal trainer i give my client a periodised programme which goes a little like this: Endurance training to build a good training foundation, strength endurance, hypertrophy 8-12 reps, hypertrophy 6-8 reps, basic strength 4-5 reps. this is done by using the linear training. Would i be right if i say that a competitive bodybuilder might train with lower sets and reps with heavier weights in the off season. And higher reps, lighter weights with more volume to hit the muscle from every angle in pre comp.
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    I take it no one likes to reply to my threads.

    Cheers dudes.
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    BB'ers need some heavier work and some mechanical work both in the offseason and in the pre-contest phase. It is how you structure the program and move through the phases of training that will make or break the client.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigg View Post
    Would i be right if i say that a competitive bodybuilder might train with lower sets and reps with heavier weights in the off season. And higher reps, lighter weights with more volume to hit the muscle from every angle in pre comp.
    it would probably depend on the bodybuilder you asked, however I see no reason to go lighter just because it's a pre-contest phase, the only reason most of them would be training lighter is because they are lighter and weaker from dieting. the goal of bodybuilding is to maintain as much muscle mass as possible while losing all bodyfat, hence it's important to continue training with heavy weights to maintain that muscle regardless of the phase.





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    I'll train heavy as I always did right up until the final month before my show. From there, Ill make adjustments in weight loads but I still like to go very heavy right up until my last week where I'll switch to a circuit training workout to deplete my already low glycogen stores for my forthcoming carbup. I'll also cancel doing quads/hams 5 days before the show. I believe this brings out more cuts.

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    Thanks for the reply fellas.
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