Nick is a full-time road warrior and part-time fitness buff who enjoys powerlifting, bodybuilding, and boxing.
Occupation/Education: Full-time Global Business Services Consultant at IBM; BS in Business Administration and minor in Spanish for the Professions from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
A 501kg/1104.5lb 3-lift total and 509lb deadlift in the 165-lb class in the 165-lb class in a drug-free, raw power-lifting meet at age 20.
He's also bigger than you.... well maybe not... but is anyone ever as muscular and strong as they want to be?
Training Ambitions: 225lb overhead press, 315lb bench, 405lb squat, 585lb deadlift weighing under 200lbs
After destroying my body with long distance running, I picked up weight training in high school as a way to strengthen the mind and body. I instantly found my affinity for weight training and have been lifting ever since. I particularly enjoy learning about Golden Era weight lifters, cutting edge nutrition trends, and supplement research. I believe that with the proper exercise and nutrition, we can all bio-hack our bodies to live long, healthy lives and fight disease.
Can you please explain the benefit of having workout "A" and "B" for this 10-week plan as opposed to just having one workout each for push, pull, and legs?
Do you mind sharing the link you found this workout on, Noah? You wrote this on the author's page instead of on the article itself.
Is there any 4days full body advance training split by nick?
Hey Nick. I am wondering when would be the most appropriate timings to incorporate Abs workouts in the program? Which exercises would you recommend? Also, I love to do cardio, When is the best time to do them? Thanks
Renata - Abs can be incorporated on training days or days when you're only doing cardio. It ultimately depends on your time / the program you're following. We have a ton of free ab workouts here: https://www.muscleandstrength.com/workouts/abs!
As for cardio, depending on the type of cardio you prefer (high or low), you can generally perform cardio after your weight training session if you're doing it on days you train. Or you can perform cardio on days you're not weight training.
I was looking over your 6 day push, pull and legs powerbuilding and meal plan workout and it looks amazing. I only have 1 issue, I'm a shift worker and often workout around 8 or 9am. Can you give me any advice on how to tailor the meal plan for an early day workout instead of an evening workout?
Thanks in advance,
Nick, I am definitely trying to gain 10-15 lbs. of muscle, but need to probably lose that much in fat also. If I use the 3 day push/pull/lower and one day of cardio, will that a help accomplish both, or should I focus on just 1 thing at a time? and can I lose any fat with this workout without the cardio? Great workout by the way. Thank you.
Building muscle and losing fats are two opposite side of a coin.. Though it is possible on your first 3-6 months of training after that it doesn't work that way. The basic thing of losing weights is to maintain a caloric deficit diet, and for building muscle you have to stay in a caloric surplus. As you can clearly see these two are exact opposite thing so the answer to your question is that No you can't build muscle or lose fat in a same time. So I suggest that if you are bit on the fatter side go for a weight loss program. Or if you look lean but have some amount of fat in belly or so, go for a bulk. Doing cardio on a bulk will do nothing but reduce your gain and slow the procedure..