Andrew Collins Current Training Progress


How’s it going Train Loco readers, today we’d like to talk about our awesome client Andrew Collin’s current training progress.


When Andrew first came to us he wasn’t following a structured-properly periodized training protocol. His old routine looked something like this:


Day 1: Leg press and shoulders, 5 sets of 8 reps

Day 2: Chest and triceps, 3 sets of 5 reps

Day 3: Back and biceps, 3 sets of 8 reps

Cardio here and there


So as you can see he was following a very basic training protocol. So we made some changes based off his goals, schedule, experience level, and physical capabilities.


We decided to start Andrew on a non-linear periodization protocol that included:


-More volume, but not too much since he wasn’t used to doing a lot of volume

-We increased frequency meaning we had him train each body part twice per week

-We incorporated some heavy lifting sessions to increase strength

-We incorporated a linear progression model for him to progress properly on squats, deadlifts and bench press

-We properly periodized a cardio routine around his training


Andrew made great gains on this protocol for 16 weeks, we then transitioned him into a more hypertrophy based phase for 16 weeks so he could take advantage of the strength gains he received from the non-linear protocol and thus induce muscle mass.


We are happy to say he is now on his phase 1 into to powerlifting mesocycle.




Andrew is a prime example of hard work, outwork mentality, no excuses only solutions attitude, gets his job done when he trains, and that’s why we call him the “A-Train.”


Super proud of him and this is only the beginning for the A-Train!



Eric and Chris Martinez



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