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Dario
Dario
February 16, 2015 01:09

Hi Andy! As I see he was/is following a two day split with rpt. Was/is he going to the gym 3 times a week? And isn’t doing rpt deads/squat twice a week too taxing? Thanks

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James
James
December 5, 2014 06:57

What were the final calorie counts to get that shredded? Been making progress (down to 9% bf) at 2350 on training days/1850 on off days and am hungry quite a bit at these levels but really stalling out after 8 weeks.

james
james
December 5, 2014 11:07
Reply to  Andy Morgan

Thanks. Just trying to get some kind of reference point for how low people are going over the course of a 12 week program in order to hit those low bf numbers in that time frame.

Stijn
Stijn
October 22, 2014 23:06

Hi Andy and Scott,

Super result! Hope to get some results myself.

How did you (Scott) progress after the cut in terms of training. Do you use periodization in any way to create progressive overload or are you keeping this workout plan till the end of days? In other words: how does your training evolve through the years?

Greetz

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September 10, 2014 11:28

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Bill
Bill
March 13, 2014 17:27

Hi Andy and Scott,

Wondering how Scott’s doing now. Know he changed jobs. Hope to see more pictures of his slow bulk if possible.

@ Andy – truly Thank you for creating this site and the guide as well. Both have been inspiring as well as a Real foundation to work with.

Wishing Best of Success to you both !!

Bill
Bill
March 20, 2014 20:40
Reply to  Andy Morgan

Great to hear Andy. Welcome !

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thedeaner
thedeaner
April 19, 2013 10:43

Scott did you use the exact same training program for ur slow bulk or did you add volume to it/change it?

Ash
Ash
April 4, 2013 18:09

did u train fasted? Please highlight your eating plan. Thank you

Andy Morgan
Andy Morgan
April 4, 2013 18:22
Reply to  Ash

Scott trained fasted for half of his cut, and then due to a schedule change with work he trained in the evening for the latter half.
His eating plan is irrelevant to you, so is whether he trained fasted or not*.
(*Results between fasted and non-fasted training client groups does not differ significantly that I have noticed thus far.)

Ash
Ash
April 4, 2013 19:14
Reply to  Andy Morgan

Thanks. FInally, what do you think on pre-workout (4 cal ) drinks and BCCA before training fasted?

Andy Morgan
Andy Morgan
April 5, 2013 19:46
Reply to  Ash

Keep reading.

Ash
Ash
April 5, 2013 20:17
Reply to  Andy Morgan

Thanks Andy.

Eric
Eric
March 23, 2013 14:26

Wow, just found this blog, and wow, floored by this transformation.

Great info on here man!

Have you heard back from Scott? How is his slow bulk going? Is he still following the same training?

Last q in the barrage, how did Scott feel with all the frequent deadlifting? To failure that many times a week, dang much props.

Saagar
Saagar
November 17, 2012 21:02

Very inspiring transformation Scott.. Just recently started my own cut based on your training and diet.. I was hoping you could answer a question for me? You wrote you do RPT for all exercises except bent-over-rows.. I wanted to know in what rep range or method you performed them instead?? Thanks and look forward to seeing your progress

Saagar

Andy Morgan
Andy Morgan
November 18, 2012 14:11
Reply to  Saagar

Classic mistake. Looking at an individual and copying instead of using the general principles to apply it to your own situation.

Saagar
Saagar
November 18, 2012 16:14
Reply to  Andy Morgan

Thanks for the reply Andy but i didn’t copy i just tweaked his workout to the results I wanted: I would appreciate your feedback on it too if possible?
Workout A:
Squats 3xRPT
Incline Bench 3xRPT
Alternate workouts Chinups/Pullups 3xRPT
Workout B:
Deadlift 3xRPT
Dips 3xRPT
Bent over rows ? (currently 3xRPT)

Thank you
Saagar

Andy Morgan
Andy Morgan
November 19, 2012 11:05
Reply to  Saagar

Looks fine mate. Rows might be tough on the lower back after deadlifts, cable versions an alternative. Listen to your body.

kidd05
kidd05
November 12, 2012 13:31

This was a really motivating transformation. Kudos, Scott. As someone who’s been training for a while, frustrated with the “6-8 meals a day drudgery” and looking to lean out and eventually compete in physique contest, I am looking forward to making my own transformation with Andy’s help!

– Feng

Sudip Jha
Sudip Jha
July 31, 2012 22:30

Scott,

Seriously impressive transformation!
You were a pretty big guy to begin with, and got seriously carved out. Mind mentioned what your cal range was on rest and training days? Were you getting uber high amounts of protein to retain/grow your muscle?

Thanks.

Sudip

Monty M.
Monty M.
March 26, 2012 11:29

To Scott:
First of all, amazing progress. Your transformation is incredible!
I was reading your training info and I wanted to know more about your experience with using dips as your main chest exercise. I love them, and use them as an accessory lift, but I haven’t been daring enough to use them as my main chest builder. Obviously, they worked great for you.
Thanks for the inspiration!
Monty

Scott Anthony Tidmarsh
Scott Anthony Tidmarsh
March 27, 2012 10:37
Reply to  Monty M.

Thanks Monty,

Why not give them a try as your main chest exercise for a couple of months & see how you go. If it works great, if not change back.

Scott

Ben
Ben
June 9, 2012 08:25

Just one question on the dips; do you hit/go below shoulder parallel point, or stay above it? What are your reasons for doing so?

Cheers

Andy Morgan
Andy Morgan
June 9, 2012 13:40
Reply to  Ben

I go as low as my elbows and shoulder feels comfortable with.

Scott, feel free to comment.

Scott Tidmarsh
Scott Tidmarsh
June 10, 2012 13:15
Reply to  Andy Morgan

Hey Ben,

Like Andy says, just as low as you can comfortably/safely go. Don’t use that as an excuse for half reps though, you still have to get down & feel the stretch.
I do my 1st rep super slow on the way down to get me started.

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Wade
Wade
March 5, 2012 20:46

Hey Andy, I’m doing the RPT Big 3 Routine (Deads, Bench and Squat) along with a cut. Is it possible to add more exercises? I have trouble gaining chest (Upper) so I wanted to add inclined barbell bench. Is it okay? Or should I stick to these 3?

Also I written you an email about consultation and you said there’s a 3 week waiting list and to prepare a picture and not to respond to the e-mail. I assume you’ll reply when you’re available?

Thank you very much.

Andy Morgan
Andy Morgan
March 6, 2012 15:44
Reply to  Wade

Sure but keep it to just that. But bear in mind your on a cut, so unless you’re totally new to training don’t expect miracle growth in the chest region.

Of course I’ll reply buddy.

Eric
Eric
March 3, 2012 01:46

Hello Scott! Congratulations on your great results.
Why did you choose dips as your pressing exercise?
I know that dips are effective, however I am cautious about dips due to possibly putting my shoulder joint in a compromised position.

Scott Anthony Tidmarsh
Scott Anthony Tidmarsh
March 3, 2012 12:24
Reply to  Eric

Hi Eric,

Thanks very much. Funnily enough the reason I chose dips was because of shoulder problems that cause me pain in any form of bench. DBs are a little more comfortable but for sake of ease on RPT I went with dips.
That’s still all I use for chest.

Thanks Scott

Andy Morgan
Andy Morgan
March 3, 2012 18:45

Same here.

Kyle
Kyle
February 29, 2012 11:54

Hey Andy, Just wanted to start off by saying that this is a fantastic article! Way to lead by example, truly awesome. I actually used Leangains and the RPT split of deads/chins, Bench/Dips, and Squats to help retain my muscle while dieting down for my first bodybuilding show as a teen last November, and took 1st place! It truly is an awesome diet/training lifestyle. My question is about the actual training however. First off did your client have any trouble between the overlap from the Squats and Deadlifts? Seeing as they are performed rather close together. My question is if my favorite exercises are Deads, Squats, and Chins, would it be more advantageous for me to do a split such as this below:

A: Deads, Chins, Dips.
B: Squats, Weighted Pushups, Rows.

Does this split look appropriate for a 3-month cut? My next competition is May 12th. Any opinions and comments would be appreciated, and thank you in advance!

Andy Morgan
Andy Morgan
February 29, 2012 22:46
Reply to  Kyle

Hello Kyle, congratulations on the win. That split looks good to me, but whether you need a split depends on your recovery capacity really. I’ve written about that here.

Scott usually writes back to people so I’ll let him get back to you on the overlap question. Good luck!

Scott Anthony Tidmarsh
Scott Anthony Tidmarsh
March 1, 2012 04:18
Reply to  Kyle

Hey Kyle,

Congratulations on using IF to win a comp, that must have opened some old school eyes (it’s on my list).
I had no problems re: Dead/Squat if anything I feel like they compliment each other when performed closer together (no chance for soreness to set in but can still really feel correct muscles firing). Obviously my diet was dialed in & my rest days were just that.

Scott

Kyle
Kyle
March 1, 2012 14:33

Alright, thank you very much guys, its much appreciated! One more question for you Scott: Did you feel like your mentality changed in terms of how you performed your training sessions (going from traditional bodybuilding split to RPT full body)?

Scott Anthony Tidmarsh
Scott Anthony Tidmarsh
March 1, 2012 17:07
Reply to  Kyle

Kyle, that’s a really interesting question & yes it did. I’ve always loved the physical side of training but I really enjoyed the simplicity of the

Scott Anthony Tidmarsh
Scott Anthony Tidmarsh
March 1, 2012 17:11
Reply to  Kyle

Kyle, that’s a really interesting question & yes it did. I’ve always loved the physical side of training but I really enjoyed the simplicity of the progression that comes with RPT. I felt able to relax while pushing myself. Great way to train.

Kyle
Kyle
March 2, 2012 02:26

Same here Scott. It’s also fun because it’s the exact opposite of what everyone else is doing. Nothing better than sucking wind after a top set of deads/squats and looking around at everyone stopping and staring at you ;).

Kyle

Scott Anthony Tidmarsh
Scott Anthony Tidmarsh
March 3, 2012 12:09
Reply to  Kyle

Kyle, that’s exactly right. Then they ask what your training is like & how much do you eat followed by that look of WTF. Epic.

Kizi
Kizi
February 28, 2012 21:07

Could You describle with details Your training? I mean A & B.

Andy Morgan
Andy Morgan
February 28, 2012 22:22
Reply to  Kizi

Written at the bottom of the post mate.

Kizi
Kizi
February 29, 2012 04:11
Reply to  Andy Morgan

So He’s training 3 or 4 times a week? e.g. Monday -A, Wednesday-B, Friday – A, Monday-B… ?

(sorry for my English..)

Andy Morgan
Andy Morgan
February 29, 2012 08:53
Reply to  Kizi

Ah I see. Alternate days. (One week 3, next week 4.)

Kizi
Kizi
February 29, 2012 19:57
Reply to  Andy Morgan

thanks for the answers! 😉 Scott and Andy great job both of you.

Andy Morgan
Andy Morgan
February 29, 2012 22:52
Reply to  Kizi

Welcome buddy.

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