Reverse Pyramid Cycle – April 2020

Reverse Pyramid Cycle – April 2020

As the Powerbuilding cycle comes to a close, there should be increased strength, as well as a general sense of confidence with the heavier weight in the lower rep ranges. The Powerbuilding cycle had the lowest target reps for “repeating” movements of any Evolved cycle...
The “DB only” Physique Program

The “DB only” Physique Program

The majority of the “at-home workouts” available during the COVID period are focused primarily on conditioning. That type of training will definitely make you sweat and get the endorphins going, but it won’t build any muscle. “Hypertrophy” (building muscle) requires...
The Power Building Training Cycle

The Power Building Training Cycle

The concept of “Power Building” is super exciting, and has become increasingly popular as athletes attempt to build strength, power and create hypertrophy simultaneously. Programming Powerbuilding is actually quite nuanced, and must be programmed in a very specific...
The Strength Phase on the Evolved Programs

The Strength Phase on the Evolved Programs

On the heels of the metabolite training block, we now embark on the strength phase. Any athlete who has been training with a high level of intensity and volume would benefit substantially from implementing this short-term change in protocol. Steve Hall coined this...
Metabolite Training (Metabolic Stress)

Metabolite Training (Metabolic Stress)

Spring 2019 consisted of a 4-month hypertrophy phase in both Evolved programs. The steady focus on increasing intensity (original program) or volume (physique program) in 4-5 week mesocycles produced some really impressive adaptations. The proper way to finish a long...