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When you’re bulking up during the winter, you traditionally take longer rest periods (around a minute) between exercises so your body can recoup completely. Now that it’s spring, most of us are looking to shift gears to trim up for summer which typically requires full blown high intensity training. But, if you all of a sudden completely change up your program and eliminate or greatly reduce those rest periods (which is what you do during a “trim up” type routine) your body is going to be like “WTF!?”
That’s why you need THE TRANSITION: these workouts give your body that time it needs to literally transition from one type of workout to a completely different beast. These are the three workouts that have been missing from your routine. They can be executed for 1, 2, 3, or even 4 weeks before getting into a more aggressive cut. Think of it as a way to slowly transition into a different style of training.
Complete these in a one day ON, one day OFF structure.
The Chest, Triceps, and Abs Workout
The Back and Biceps Workout
The Legs, Shoulders, and Abs Workout
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OTHER FULL PROGRAMS YOU MIGHT LIKE
To build absolute mass: The 4-Week Bulk Up
To get something in quick: The 15-Minute Gut Checks
To build and burn: The Redemption Plan
To lean out: The Trim Up
To shock your body: The Muscle Shockers
To lose weight aggressively: The 21-Day Shred