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  • Thinking about adding some pin presses into Hypertrophy program

    I'm running the 3-day Hypertrophy I program again. It's a great program and I really enjoyed it the first time around. My press is my weakest lift, so I was thinking about adding some pin presses on one of the days when I do cardio/arms/abs, maybe after Day 3, and doing 3 sets of 5 at RPE 7-8.

    Is that going to harm my progress on the hypertrophy program? Do you think it will help increase my Press strength a bit?

    Thanks for any guidance.

    Sunil

  • #2
    I don't think it will help your maximal press strength, as you're on a hypertrophy program. I wouldn't do them on your GPP days or otherwise program them into a hypertrophy program. Strength II for Strengthlifting would be a good template for you

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    • #3
      Thanks Jordan!

      Sunil

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      • #4
        Sorry - one more question regarding exercise substitutions in the Hypertrophy ! program. With gyms being closed I don't have access to a leg press or belt squat or even dumbbells. So for Day 2, instead of belt squat or leg press I've been no-belt low bar squats (since Day 1 has high bar squats) and redoing touch and go bench instead of dumbbell bench. The no belt squats really are fatiguing but I'm not sure I have another option right now.

        Are these substitutions ok? Should I maybe do 15 degree incline bench as the third lift instead just to mix it up a bit?

        Thanks again.

        Sunil

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        • #5
          I'd probably do split squats or narrow stance HBBS for leg press instead.
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