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    Hi BBM team.

    I've been the Beginner Template (BT) for 5 weeks (so Phase 1 week 4.2 atm).

    Most lifts are either stagnating or declining (maybe).

    Looking at the Analysis graph there is an initial spike up followed by decline in most movements. Week 2 was at a different gym so a different brands of plates may have been lighter which could account for uptake and then consequent apparent drop. Also on squats my form was not good (not going to depth) so I backed off on weight to correct depth.

    Ive been on a +250 cal surplus (macros in line with TBAB article) since week 3.

    Should I carry on with Phase 1 or start Phase 2?

    My chart (in Kg).

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    Alex,

    Thanks for this. I think that I would have you move on to Phase 2 here Let us know how it goes!

    -Jordan
    Barbell Medicine "With you from bench to bedside"
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    • #3
      Thanks for the feedback Jordan.
      Today's workout movements showed the same trend (flat or declining) so on to Phase 2!
      Im hoping I can cope with the added volume and intensity in Phase 2.
      My lumbar back doesn't seem to be recovering very well with more frequent aches and pains. Its not stopping me doing the exercises though. Nothing to be concerned about do you think?
      Im also doing 30 min low intensity running x2 week on 'rest' days - is this OK for GPP?

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      • #4
        Alex,

        Thanks for the reply. I'm not concerned about your back at all. Carry on.

        As far as the running goes, if you're relatively used to running, this seems fine to me for GPP.

        -Jordan
        Barbell Medicine "With you from bench to bedside"
        ///Website /// Instagram /// Peri™ Rx /// Whey Rx /// Barbell Medicine Podcast/// Newsletter /// Seminars ///

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