Ectomorph Training 6 Days a Week
My question is about the ectomorph trainning. I did your program in the bodybuilding article and man it was AWESOME. I gained 2kg in 4 weeks of training, and lost 0.7 kg of fat!! Never seen results like that. I've worked out hard for about 3 years, and I have never seen that. Thanks again man.
I know that you suggest the 5x5 trainning after the pyramid or any low rep type of set, but my question is about how can I improve the intensity of the work out.
I did the pyramid a bit different then you suggest. It was an A/B training (push/pull), doing the A workout Monday/Wednesday/Friday and the B workout Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday, giving me one day rest.
I read an answer where you say ectomorphs have to train a muscle group at least 2-3 times with one exercise. So can I do a training program like this or will it be overtraining:
Workout A (Mon/Wed/Fri)
- 3 sets of 6 reps
- compound movements
- 3 minutes rest
- Bench press
- Shoulder press
- DB curl
- Preacher curl
- Close grip bench press
Workout B (Tues/Thurs/Sat)
- 3 drop sets (8 reps at start then drop 2 times)
- 90 seconds rest
- isolation movements
- Leg extensions supersetted with leg curls
- Upright row
- Cable row
- Zottman curls
Well thanks for showing me the "secret" of the ectomorph, and sorry about the horrible English.
My Answer: Looks fine, but I would suggest for Workout A you get rid of the last 2 exercises (preacher curls and close grip presses). Otherwise your workout will last an hour and a half. Keep your workouts to under an hour to avoid overtraining.