I LOVE this … because it’s an “old school” workout program, with a “new school” twist.
In a lot of ways, this program is a throw-back to the training plans I did when I first got into training, 20 some years ago.
At the same time, as the authors state in the introduction:
” … the change in this book is a radical departure from what most current bodybuilders are used to …”
When I got started training, I was following the old-school, high-volume routines that bodybuilders used 40 or 50 years ago.
Here is an example (and you’d do a routine like this, focusing on different body parts each day, 6 days per week!):
Bench – 4 sets of 10
Incline Bench – 4 sets of 10
DB Pullovers – 4 sets of 10
Chin Ups – 4 sets of 10
Bent Over Rows – 4 sets of 10
Deadlifts – 4 sets of 10
Crunches – 4 sets of 25
It may or may not look like a lot on paper – but it was a LOT of volume, I’ll tell you what.
It took a lot of time to do – probably 90 minutes per day – as well as, I could never really get sustained gains, because I could never recover properly.
Contrast that to the “new school” Anabolic Reload program day:
Deadlifts – 1×20
Seated Calf Raise – 2×20, 8 R/P 5
Lateral Raise – 2×20, 8 R/P 5
DB Press – 2×7-9
Pushdowns – 2×20, 8 R/P 5
Overhead Extensions – 1×9
Close Grip Bench – 2×7-9
Spider Curls – 2×20, 8 R/P 5
Incline Curls – 1×9
Undergrip Pull Downs – 2×7-9
Incline Hammer Curls – 2×20, 8 R/P 5
*”8 R/P 5″ means – after 20 reps to failure, rest 35 seconds, then use a heavier weight and do 8 reps to failure. Rest 10 seconds and again rep out with that weight.
*Exercises are explained and full programs are outlined etc in the Anabolic Reload course
Now here, you do a routine similar to this, but just THREE times per week.
Probably takes around 30 minutes to do.
WAY less volume, and WAY easier on the body!
Science and results back it up (MANY details, research studies cited, etc in the full course), and it’s just a new, fun, refreshing, and EFFECTIVE way to train.
Specifically, for us “older lifters”, who still want to make great gains, but with less impact on the body, and with less time invested.
Get the full Anabolic Reload program here:
To your success! –
– Forest Vance
Certified Personal Trainer
Master of Science, Human Movement