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Male Physique Training Templates


Male Physique Training Templates




  1. 1 Excel spreadsheet with four different training mesocycles built in, covering almost 20 total weeks of training
  2. Three high volume training programs and one lower volume resensitization program (these are the 4 mesocycles)
  3. These programs are reusable as well, meaning you can potentially get years worth of training from your purchase
  4. Templates are customized to you based on your training experience, which body part you want to focus on, and number of days per week you prefer to train
  5. Your program auto-adapts to your body’s responses, giving you steady results while lowering your risk of setback or injury.
  6. A detailed FAQ that covers tons of start up questions
  7. A detailed “how to” guide that walks you through exactly how to use the templates and to get the most out of them
  8. Option to join our RP specific Facebook group to ask questions and interact with thousands of other users
  9. Each body part training goal or change in # of days per week will require a separate template purchase
  10. This template is only guaranteed to work in MS Excel (2010 or newer)
  11. These templates are designed solely to enhance your training and have no diet component. For best physique results, pair them with our best-selling RP Diet Templates
  12. If you're looking for something faster and easier, great news: check out our new Simple Training Templates, designed to get males and females alike into awesome shape with only 2-4 hrs of simple gym training a week!


Have these templates been recently updated?

They have! You can read about these scientifically-driven updates in this post!

What is the purpose of the templates?

These templates were created to let you quickly and easily design customizable weight training programs for muscular development. In plain language, it’s a program generator designed to get you one of two things:

  • More muscular all around (or just in places where you need the most work)
  • Save your hard-earned muscle while losing fat

The design of the templates is such that you can use them while gaining weight (for maximal muscle growth), while maintaining weight (for some muscle growth and fat loss at the same time), and/or while losing weight (to save your hard-earned muscle while you chisel away the fat).

Can you use the templates with other sports?


If you compete in bodybuilding, classic physique, or men’s physique, this template is going to generate some of the most advanced and effective training around. But if you’re just interested in putting on some muscle or keeping your muscle while you lose fat, this template is right up your alley as well!

Can you train via this template if you do functional fitness, MMA, or any other strength sports? You bet. Our best advice when mixing training is two-fold:

  • If you do functional fitness or another sport, choose the 3 or 4 day training options and not the 5 or 6 day training options. This lets your body have the room to recover from both of your training commitments.
  • When you rate your soreness and strength on the template, it adjusts the volume and gives you more or less work depending on how you’re recovering. Be very honest in filling out the ratings and if you’re sore from functional fitness or any other training. And if you feel it during your physique workouts, rate that accordingly! This way, your training of both can remain balanced and you won’t find yourself beat up and under-recovering.

These are big recommendations because if you try to add too much stuff to one program, you’ll fatigue much more than you can handle and you might find yourself overreached and with worse performance in all areas. As long as you make sure to effectively balance your workload and your recovery (by being honest with yourself and properly rating the physique template workouts), you can use these templates to build muscle for many other endeavors. Just be logical and don’t try to triple up on everything! If you have a coach/coaches for other sports, our best advice is to talk over your physique template use with them.

Can I use these when losing fat, gaining muscle, or maintaining?

Good news!  You can use these high volume (hypertrophy) templates during any dieting phase (to gain weight, to lose weight, or maintain weight). The 3rd mesocycle “resensitization” is a lower volume phase and might be best used during a maintenance phase (to keep bodyweight steady).

Can females use these?

It’s not recommended. We recommend that females use the dedicated Female Physique Training Templates for optimal results.

What are the differences between these templates and the PL Hypertrophy or Weightlifting Hypertrophy templates?

If you compete in powerlifting, you want the PL Hypertrophy templates. If you compete in weightlifting (or want to get better at weightlifting) you want the Weightlifting Hypertrophy templates.

If you don’t compete in a specific sport, these physique templates are right up your alley. These can be used by physique competitors, regular fitness enthusiasts, or CrossFit athletes looking to add in hypertrophy training to their regimen.

What if I want to emphasize multiple body parts at once?

In that case, we recommend the full body option. If you want to emphasize another body part, it will require a separate template purchase.

What does the body part emphasis mean?

Quite simply, if you pick a body part emphasis, it means the volume goes up on that particular body part while the volume for the other body part goes down (to minimum effective amounts). It does not mean the workouts are only for that body part (ex – full body means you split volume equally for your entire body and it does not imply you are doing full body workouts each day).

Can I use these templates at a CF gym or “globo” gym?

You can use these templates at a CF gym or a “globo” gym. If you use a CF gym for these, your exercise selection is limited due to lack of machines, but they’re still very effective without machines. If you work out at a “globo” gym, the templates will provide more variation of exercise selection. 

By “globo” gym, we mean most traditional gyms that have free weights and machines (think 24hr Fitness).

How / when will I receive my product?

All digital RP products can now be downloaded at the time of purchase, we no longer email them to you.

Confirmation emails are sent out shortly after your order is completed. Please be sure to check your spam, promotions, or updates folder as sometimes our emails are sent there.

Fun fact: You can re-download any product you've previously purchased from the Downloads page of your RP account portal (accessible once you log into your account).

Does this work in other programs besides Excel?

It might work in other programs, but we can only guarantee full functionality in an updated version of MS Excel. NOTE: On Apple products (iPhone, iPad, etc) full functionality may require an Office 365 subscription, as the free version may not render template contents as expected. 

Do you offer refunds?

There are no refunds on our templates or ebooks. All sales are final. No exceptions. 

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