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 Crossfit, MMA, or any other strength sports? You bet. Our best advice when mixing training is two-fold:
- If you do CrossFit 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 CrossFit or any other training and 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 cutting, massing, or maintaining?
Good news! You can use these high volume (hypertrophy) templates during any dieting phase (to gain weight, to cut 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 Female Physique Training Templates!
What are the differences between these templates and the PL Hypertrophy or 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.
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 24 hr Fitness).
What if I placed an order but didn’t receive my templates right away?
Templates are sent out shortly after order is completed. Please be sure to check your Spam, Promotions, or Updates folder as sometimes the templates/eBooks are sent there.
Does this work in other programs besides Excel?
It might work in other programs, but we can only guarantee functionality in an updated version of MS Excel.
Do you offer refunds?
There are no refunds on our templates or ebooks. All sales are final. No exceptions.