Hi. Due to scheduling issues I only have one day to train at a gym. I was thinking of doing the jumbo template from the book and performing my second assistance day at home one day in the week.
so Sunday would be my gym day with all 3 lifts.
then One week day I would do an assistance B and C movement for each lift.
To me, this seems pretty much as the template is laid out in the book but I’m not sure – it doesn’t seem like enough to get me results.
is this template likely to get my good results? Would anyone recommend anything else for someone in my position?
Hey man, I think you will be just fine with using the Jumbo Day template as it’s laid out in the book. Start with that and reevaluate after a full cycle. I wouldn’t recommend changing things unless there is a solid reason. You’ll need to play around a bit with what you do until you establish a baseline for what works for you.
Dan, you ask “is this enough to make progress?” My response would be – it makes the most of the time that you have. The jumbo template is perfect for your situation. With only 2 days to get the work in, you need to be as efficient as possible. Choose movements that challenge you and your weaknesses and you’ll be sure to improve your lifts. If you can only get to a gym once per week, the Jumbo makes the most sense.
I had a client in a very similar situation. He actually owns a gym but his day (Family as well) was so packed that he only had 1 real day to train. We used a jumbo style training day and added in some bodyweight and band resistance stuff he could do at home. It worked well, and resulted in multiple PRs while he went down in a weight class. Steady work on weak points and progression will result in positive outcomes.