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  • Replace upper back GPP with press GPP?

    I'm currently on W4 of the Beginner Template.

    I feel that my pressing numbers are quite weak compared to everything else, esp my bench press (e.g. [email protected] bench vs. [email protected] row vs [email protected] squat). I know trying to compare lift ratios is useless, but more importantly hypertrophy-wise my chest is visibly underdeveloped while my back is one of my strongest muscle groups. And I think my pressing muscles would benefit from additional volume.

    So would it be OK to replace the upper back work with pressing work e.g. dumbbell presses at various angles? Or should I work on this later in my training career?

    Thanks

  • #2
    I wouldn't recommend this and would also like to point out that as a beginner, I wouldn't get too caught up in specific numbers on a particular lift. It matters very little what you press in the 1st year, but rather what you're pressing 5 years later (and that you're still training), right?
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    • #3
      Right, makes sense. Hypertrophy-wise would it be ok to do some timed (e.g. 7min) press work in addition to what's already in the program? Or should I just stick to it?

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      • #4
        I don't think that would be appropriate for an individual on the beginner template.
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