Max OT

This is the old Max-OT training program I used to follow. It was quite successful at the time when I was peaking, but since I restarted working out, this program does not suit my needs anymore. I am now following Mark Rippetoe’s Starting Strength routine.

The program

Since I am training for strength, I lift heavy weights to force my muscles to adapt and grow to the added stress.

  • 2 sets of warmups, 8 to 10 reps
  • I do 6 to 9 heavy sets, 4 to 6 reps
  • 2 to 3 minute breaks between sets
  • I train every muscle group once a week (see below for training days schedule)
  • Every 8 weeks, I take a week off to let my body relax

Training days

  • Mondays: legs; calves, quads, hamstrings
  • Tuesdays: arms; biceps, triceps and forearms
  • Wednesdays: back; upper, middle and lower back
  • Thursdays: shoulders and traps
  • Fridays: chest; upper, lower and mid

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