The biggest change I can see in the new workouts is the fact that the exercises are done in straight sets, rather than circuits. Am I interpreting this correctly, or are the exercises to be done in a circuit?
I have the same concern. Are the Intermediate exercises performed in circuit or straight sets? Also, the Intermediate Workouts pdf. uses Heavy and Medium days. But you and Chad seem to be saying Intermediates should be Light and Medium. Please clarify ASAP.
Not to sound like a nagging B, but I start Sunday and I just spent the past two weeks honing in all my weights for the 2.0 Intermediate program (circuits). Thanks guys! [/quote]
Perform the workouts with straight sets.
I typically favor circuits. However, many people can’t tie up multiple pieces of equipment in a commercial gym. Therefore, I made the workouts with straight sets (plus, it’s easier to learn my system that way).
So, I want to clear up the straight/circuit issue right here and now: you CAN do these workouts as circuits, if you prefer. However, I’m recommending straight sets to avoid the “I can’t do circuits in a commercial gym” comments that would’ve surely followed me around this thread had I written the original plan as a circuit.
The Intermediate phase should have heavy/medium/medium loads with respect to workouts 1, 2, and 3.