Reverse Pyramid Training FAQ

Questions and answers related to reverse pyramid training and weight training in general. An ongoing work in progress. Subscribe to my newsletter or follow me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram to get notified on updates to the FAQ. Foresee a damn long read when all’s said and done. Q: Is the +2.5 increase in the article […]

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The Reverse Pyramid Training Guide

My physique and strength are built on Reverse Pyramid Training (RPT). My clients? RPT. In my 19 years of weight training, I’ve tried countless methods, but always revert back to RPT. It’s the most reliable and effective I’ve ever come across. If it wasn’t, I wouldn’t be using it. I’m not married to methods, only results. […]

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Fuckarounditis

Dear readers, it is with troublesome news I break my three months of silence. The statistics all point towards the same conclusion: we have a global outbreak of fuckarounditis. Fuckarounditis is a behavioral disorder characterized by a mediocre physique and complete lack of progress, despite significant amounts of time spent in the gym. Fuckarounditis most commonly manifests […]

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Just some random stuff I’ve either discussed or thought about in the last few days. The deadlift is poorly suited to a high training frequency. I’ve never derived any benefit from training the lift more than once per week; and even that is pushing it in terms of recovery if I’m squatting heavy within that […]

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Randomness

I’ll have another Q&A up soon, but I figure I’d drop by real quick and link some worthwhile reading and listening material. Ryan Zielonka writes about his experience with my RPT system. “Intelligent HIT – the kind promulgated by Martin, at least – keeps volume to a minimum. Major movements are trained infrequently. Martin has […]

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Reverse Pyramid Revisited

I’ve been using a wide variety of training strategies over the years, but the one training style I was most successful with was low volume, high intensity training employed in a reverse pyramid fashion. A google search on “reverse pyramid training” (RPT) brings you to an article by someone called Randy Herring. You can check […]

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