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.