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Re: The Montana Method, or That thing Hanley's doing with those people.

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Post by Hanley » Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:40 pm

I'm still working on the template stuff and coaching options, BUT in the meantime I'm opening slots for hyper-specific bench programming. Yup. Bench programming.

Just-bench programming is $25 a month. Bring me your poverty bench. Send a DM if interested.

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Post by LeadHorse » Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:39 pm

Just finished with RTS Guided Programming and looking for my next programming option. Any update on the strength template/coaching options? Thanks.

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Post by Hanley » Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:30 pm

LeadHorse wrote: Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:39 pm Just finished with RTS Guided Programming and looking for my next programming option. Any update on the strength template/coaching options? Thanks.
I think something got messed up with my DM messages. I thought I sent you a reply, but I'm not seeing it. Anyway...haven't posted the templates yet, but I've got a bunch prepped in the coaching software...so I've got slots for both "coached templates" and full custom stuff.

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Post by LeadHorse » Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:31 pm

Hanley wrote: Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:30 pm
LeadHorse wrote: Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:39 pm Just finished with RTS Guided Programming and looking for my next programming option. Any update on the strength template/coaching options? Thanks.
I think something got messed up with my DM messages. I thought I sent you a reply, but I'm not seeing it. Anyway...haven't posted the templates yet, but I've got a bunch prepped in the coaching software...so I've got slots for both "coached templates" and full custom stuff.
I just started the Montana Method 2-week cycle template. I'll probably do that for a while and then look for what's next. I'll keep an eye on what you're putting out there. Thanks for the MM template, much appreciated. I enjoyed the first workout, felt good.

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Post by Hanley » Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:39 pm

LeadHorse wrote: Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:31 pm I just started the Montana Method 2-week cycle template. I'll probably do that for a while and then look for what's next.
Awesome. Hope it works for you.

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Post by CamLeslie » Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:44 pm

Hanley wrote: Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:52 am The Hypertrophy option will have 3-6 session per week options and will focus on lower intensities and more classically bro-ish accessories.
Is this happening or did I miss the boat? I need to get jacked.

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Post by Hanley » Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:15 pm

CamLeslie wrote: Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:44 pm
Hanley wrote: Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:52 am The Hypertrophy option will have 3-6 session per week options and will focus on lower intensities and more classically bro-ish accessories.
Is this happening or did I miss the boat? I need to get jacked.
"Group Programming" is morphing into "coached templates". I'll have a library of 25+ templates that you can search through...you find your match...and either run it solo for free, or pay me $50 a month to be the virtual asshole-on-your-shoulder silently judging you (but also helping with load selection, small mechanics tweaks, low-touch coaching, etc).

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Post by CamLeslie » Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:48 pm

Hanley wrote: Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:15 pm
CamLeslie wrote: Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:44 pm
Hanley wrote: Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:52 am The Hypertrophy option will have 3-6 session per week options and will focus on lower intensities and more classically bro-ish accessories.
Is this happening or did I miss the boat? I need to get jacked.
"Group Programming" is morphing into "coached templates". I'll have a library of 25+ templates that you can search through...you find your match...and either run it solo for free, or pay me $50 a month to be the virtual asshole-on-your-shoulder silently judging you (but also helping with load selection, small mechanics tweaks, low-touch coaching, etc).
ETA? Not to rush you man, I know you are busy, just curious.

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Post by BigE » Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:22 am

Hanley wrote: Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:15 pm "Group Programming" is morphing into "coached templates". I'll have a library of 25+ templates that you can search through...you find your match...and either run it solo for free, or pay me $50 a month to be the virtual asshole-on-your-shoulder silently judging you (but also helping with load selection, small mechanics tweaks, low-touch coaching, etc).
That sounds very promising.

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Post by alek » Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:46 am

Hanley wrote: Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:15 pm low-touch coaching
Do I need this? I think I know how to do this all on my own...

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Post by Hanley » Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:03 am

CamLeslie wrote: Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:48 pmETA? Not to rush you man, I know you are busy, just curious.
The bottleneck is that I suck (and therefore abhor) spreadsheets. I'm procrastinating.

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Post by EricK » Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:10 am

Hanley wrote: Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:03 am
CamLeslie wrote: Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:48 pmETA? Not to rush you man, I know you are busy, just curious.
The bottleneck is that I suck (and therefore abhor) spreadsheets. I'm procrastinating.
You suck spreadsheets? How does that even work?

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You could probably farm them out around here if you want a little help. You probably don't, but I'll suggest it anyway.

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Post by Wilhelm » Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:05 am

EricK wrote: Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:10 am
Hanley wrote: Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:03 am
CamLeslie wrote: Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:48 pmETA? Not to rush you man, I know you are busy, just curious.
The bottleneck is that I suck (and therefore abhor) spreadsheets. I'm procrastinating.
You suck spreadsheets? How does that even work?

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You could probably farm them out around here if you want a little help. You probably don't, but I'll suggest it anyway.
I really like the excel table that @thejosef did for the two week template.

I believe it was him.

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Post by CtMcBride » Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:28 am

EricK wrote: Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:10 am You could probably farm them out around here if you want a little help.
Seconded.

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Post by thejosef » Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:56 pm

Wilhelm wrote: Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:05 am
EricK wrote: Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:10 am
Hanley wrote: Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:03 am
CamLeslie wrote: Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:48 pmETA? Not to rush you man, I know you are busy, just curious.
The bottleneck is that I suck (and therefore abhor) spreadsheets. I'm procrastinating.
You suck spreadsheets? How does that even work?

</shitpost>

You could probably farm them out around here if you want a little help. You probably don't, but I'll suggest it anyway.
I really like the excel table that @thejosef did for the two week template.

I believe it was him.
Thanks. I'm no excel wizard, like some are on this board, but I do enjoy experimenting with it via these templates. I'm open to helping out if ever needed. I use Excel daily at work, but it's super basic stuff, so it's fun to be challenged a bit with formulas and whatnot.

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Post by MPat » Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:39 pm

Do you think there will be anything remotely close to 6-7 40 minute sessions per week?

I’m having a crisis trying to balance everything in my life, but can get up around 4 am to make this happen, I’m having a hard time getting up much earlier and starring down the barrel of a hour+ session. I’m a weak intermediate if it matters.

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Post by Hanley » Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:10 pm

MPat wrote: Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:39 pm Do you think there will be anything remotely close to 6-7 40 minute sessions per week?
Yeah. I really like high-frequency, quick-session programming. No plans for a template with ZERO rest days...but a few 4-6 sessions-per-week options.

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Post by MPat » Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:02 am

To be honest I would prefer at least one rest day. I’d pay for a template like this as well, just saying, I like your stuff, you do good work and it’s all practical. Thank you sir

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Post by bobmen10000 » Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:11 pm

Quick Review on The Montana Method:

Started working with Hanley about a year ago. I have never really followed strict barbell programming before beyond following (YDNTP) the program on the SS wiki page about 3 or 4 years ago for seven to eight months, otherwise I have spent the last 20+ years doing my own thing in the gym, mostly machine and dumbbell work. Generally, I work out for several months, quit, then pick it back up a year or two later.

My big 3 lifts have improved as follows with personal programming from @Hanley :

Squat: 300(ish) to 440 lbs. Bench: 275(TNG) to 315 lbs. Deadlift 475 (hitched) to 540 lbs. All of my current maxes are from my past two meets.

@Hanley has tailored his programming to incorporate my equipment, like the Edge Fitness Rickshaw, and humor my occasional desire to do instagram/youtube inspired accessories like Rubish Hyper-extension deadlifts/backraises. I am very pleased with his programming and coaching advice.

I am far from the most impressive lifter, and have the aforementioned tendency to get bored/unmotivated and move on from strength training, but the ability to show steady improvements on The Montana Method and do so without feeling run down has kept me interested & energized. Even now, a few days after a meet and the necessarily tedious prep leading up to it, I am largely pain free and excited about upcoming training blocks.

In short, coaching & programming by Hanley has greatly improved both my confidence and competence in barbell sports. The value is immense and well worth it, whether you are a serious strength athlete or an amateur powerlifting like myself. I look forward to working with John for the foreseeable future and encourage anyone else interested in online programming do so as well.

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Post by cgeorg » Thu May 02, 2019 10:03 am

I've been getting programming from Hanley for a year now.

When I started, I was nearing the end of an LP back up to prior levels. Prior all time 1RMs were 385/230/420, and e1RMs at that time were 375/225/400 - I was getting close and wanted to turn it over to him rather than fuck myself up.

I did a mix of 3 and 2 days a week, probably slightly more 2 day than 3 day. I probably missed 3 or 4 workouts over that time, mostly near the end - I have started getting burned out on BB stuff and I have a lot of activities pulling me in lots of directions. As of my most recent tests, in March and April, I have gone
Squat: 375 => 405, +30 (+20 all time)
Bench Press: 225 => 275, +50 (+45 all time)
Deadlift: 400 => 445, +45 (+25 all time)

It's been awesome.

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