New Training Program: The Juggernaut Method 2.0
Finished 13 cycles of Jim Wendler’s “5/3/1” program on the 3rd time of doing it.
Been eyeing Chad Smith’s “The Juggernaut Method 2.0” since at least a year ago but I was a little intimidated about the amount of volume the program has when I first read it.
Decided to get out of my comfortable zone and now I am going to do it.
TJM: Starting Stats
Day 1: 3/6/2016
Height: 5′ 8″
Weight (lbs): 178.4
Body Fat %: 18.40%
(used to establish Training Max)
Squat: 295 lbs x 3 (324 e1RM)
Bench Press: 195 lbs x 5 (227 e1RM)
Deadlift: 340 lbs x 2 (362 e1RM)
Overhead Press: 132.5 lbs x 3 (146 e1RM)
Plan is to do The Juggernaut Method utilizing the 2x/week training days.
I will also try to fit in some StrongMan, Sprints, Jumps, Throws and Conditioning during that time.
But the focus will be the main lifts.
After the main lifts I will be doing an assistance lift using the “5/3/1” method, except on Deadlift days.
On deadlift days I will be starting with the Power Clean using a modified “5/3/1” method (due to not wanting to be fatigued for the main deadlift sets following afterwards.)
When I do the power cleans I will only do it “3/3/1” instead of “5/3/1” method.
These assistance lifts will only do the minimum reps needed and may change the type of lifts as I progress.
Other assistance exercises used after the lifts will depend on what I have time and need that day.
Here is a sample of what the program will look like:
(some may change as I progress through the program)
Log Press (5/3/1)
Bench Press (TJM)
Sumo Deadlift (5/3/1)
Power Clean (3/3/1)
Standing Power Press (5/3/1)
Overhead Press (TJM)
Front Squat (5/3/1)
StrongMan, Sprints, Throws, Jumps and Conditioning will either be implemented during a lifting session or sometime in my “Off Days”.
I will probably slowly add them in as I get the feel of the program.
Now it is time to train so I can BE UNSTOPPABLE!