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  • Running the Bridge 1.0 again

    Hi BBM crew!

    I am currently finishing off Bridge 1.0 and I am planning to run it through again before moving on to the hypertrophy template. I made good progress with the program and I really enjoyed the exercise variation and set/rep scheme of the program. However, I would like to make few tweaks to the program for the second run and would like to hear what you think of them:

    1. The week 8 and the week 1 are both low stress weeks. Is it a good idea to have 2 low stress weeks back to back or should I jump straight to the week 2 of the program after I finish the first round? I am currently feeling some built up fatigue but I think it should dissipate during the week 8 since the volume there is quite low so I don't think I need another low stress week.

    2. I would like to start practicing front squat and I was planning to replace the tempo squats of the weeks 1-4 with it. Is this reasonable replacement and is the rep scheme of the tempo squats (8 reps, 2-3 sets @8-9) good for front squats on Friday or should they be programmed differently?

    3. I am planning to keep the two GPP days incorporated into the program straight from the beginning. Could I keep adding length to the steady state cardio on GPP day 1 to keep on progressing on that also? For example adding 5 mins every two weeks so that at the end of the program I would be running 50 mins at a time? Currently I think this would not have effect on my recovery too much, since the 30 min sessions feel quite easy at the moment and I have not noticed them affecting the deadlift on the following day. I know you don't recommend running, but its summer and I want to do the GPP days outside

    Thank you in advance! Keep up the good work, it is much appreciated.

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    1. Sure, you don’t need 2 low stress weeks.

    2. Give it a shot and see how it goes. We can’t predict how you’ll respond, of course, but it’s reasomable.

    3. Yes, you can continue the 2x / wk GPP with that planned progression.
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