Does anyone here train like Eric bugenhagen? Or at least like he used to. >pick an exercise to specialize in

Does anyone here train like Eric bugenhagen? Or at least like he used to
>pick an exercise to specialize in
>lift every single day, multiple times a day only doing that one exercise and maybe 1 other accessory
>attempt to hit multiple PRs whether it be volume or strength every single day
>Switch exercises every week or every other week

  1. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I did this once for about a month. I hit chest every day and I overcame a serious plateau and finally rounded out my chest fullness. I'd also train a little of other things just so they wouldn't lag too hard. Not exactly bugez style but there's no such thing as overtraining.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >no such thing as overtraining
      yes, but lack of recovery is a big deal
      literally /nogainz/ if you don't recover

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Just avoid going to failure, your body will get used to the volume

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          >Just avoid going to failure

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          works well for a period of time but eventually you will stagnate

          >Just avoid going to failure
          enjoy your daily warmups

          https://i.imgur.com/e2qSlHk.jpg

          Back in the earlier days 2018 it's possible he was natty if you ask me.

          But look at him now... Seriously? He basically tripled in size while maintaining visible abs.

          lol if he did a cut and got bodybuilder stage ready lean he would be 185lbs tops, you dyels have no clue, the dude ALWAYS had abs ever since he was a teen, he has photos of his younger self and he always had abs in every single one of them, if any of you fuckers were as fat as he is now you would look like shit simply because you don't have the same genetics
          look at his back and arms there is basically 0 muscle tone with a pump good lighting and a saturated/sharpened photo

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            >enjoy your daily warmups
            PB

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        During that month I was eating as much as possible and sleeping 8-10 hours to feel fresh and hit new goals every day.

  2. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    No but I mainly do excercises I enjoy. I bench and ohp 3x per week just because it's fun and deadlift often because it's fun. never squat because it's not fun and instead for legs I do HIIT 100-800m sessions which hurt like a cunt but they make me feel like superman after so I keep doing them

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Squatting gets fun

  3. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I don’t train exactly like him but I agree with his sentiment of picking a lift do you want to emphasize and maxing it out multiple times a week (whether it be 5RMs, 10RMs, singles, etc.)

    I just did for an example a whole training block of doing this for low handle hex bar deadlifts and high bar squats, came back to doing regular dead’s after a month of not doing them, and hit a 35 pound PR.

    Like he says though it’s really more a mindset than anything. Mindless accessories with no intensity will not make you gains; picking one to three lifts you WANT to focus and get strong on and exclusively doing those will.

    I’ll never go back to training six or seven exercises a day like I used to. Working out every day with max intensity on something has revolutionized my training

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >picking one to three lifts you WANT to focus
      I do two main lifts and two accessories to those lifts plus sprinkle one or two isolation.
      best decision

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Thats just a normal workout for every person

  4. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    only feasible if you have a home gym and can fuckoff and do retarded shit like this
    if you do this and you have to travel to a gym you are super fucking retarded and clearly have no time priorities in your life and it will get real old real quick

  5. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I did it for a month while also working night shift. I had not previously hit a hard plateau on deadlift but I wasn't making consistent progress or on any kind of good program.

    I focused deadlifts and went from 365 to 405 in a little under a month. I gave myself longer warm-ups and cool downs and was doing primarily 1-3rms. I know 405 lbs isn't amazing but I went from never lifting ever(0 lbs deadlift max) to 365 lbs in two years but segmented by a break from lockdowns. Then I went from 365 to 405 in 3 weeks or so.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      the fuck working night shifts has to do with the routine

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        I went from 8 hour shifts to 12 so I switched to a single excercise deadlift focused routine to save time and try something new

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      I went from untrained 0lb lift to 225lb DL for 5x5 in 2 months because it was my favorite lift and I did it like every day. So kinda similar story on my part.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      I was maxing out on deadlifts twice per week for a month and a half and then maxing out on Jefferson deadlifts for another month and a half and I went from a 315 to a 420 max. All done while losing 16lbs in the same period going from 215 to 199.

  6. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    damn he used to look so good before he started the full roid gorilla bulk

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      But he wasn't strong. He complains all the time about how small and weak he was on a cut. He only cut here for his NXT photos.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >He only cut here for his NXT photos.
        even in that pic he's huge compared to 2 years ago

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          you're a retard who doesn't understand that lean people actually look bigger in photos even though they're way smaller

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Lifting purely for strength is a mental illness.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        is there a chance that he was natty here ? do god tier genes give you this physique ?

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          No shot

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          yes it's possible with many years of lifting heavy and a strict diet

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Yes. Lean, lighting, pump, cameras.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      you know it's bad when even jujimufu(jokingly) called him out on his facial structure changes

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Dude. He just called him fat.

  7. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    after recovering from a knee injury I was so angry about squatting less than 500 for an entire summer I would squat every single day and on my actual leg day I would hog one rack from 5am to 11 am doing doubles of 315,405 until I finally got to doing doubles of 495. I had zero leg soreness after the first month or so and finally hit a 600 squat and now just maintain a 545 squat for a set of 3 every leg day.

  8. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    back when he was natty. He looks so small in this picture.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      2017-18 was peak bugez. After jumping on or increasing the dose his brain got damaged. Biggest motivation to stay natty is to compare todays rick and 5 years ago, and think which one you'd want to be.

      as for the question i sometimes do this for upper body movements (bench/weighted pullups/ohp) for 5-10 days when im plateauing hard for 3-4 weeks. Dont do this for lower movements because its fucks up my running and i dont feel like im recovering very good with this style, even when doing 1 or 2 singles a day.

      He said he was natty a few days ago still in his snacking video. Just eat more snacks. He seems like a trustworthy guy he wouldn't come out and lie like that he'd just say nothing.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        I think he changed
        He used to be a bro like 5 years ago, but now he's so into the mindset that he views himself as better than his viewers/peers/etc, and is pursuing money now.
        I wouldn't be surprised if he thought to himself "I don't really have to tell them about this, my advice is solid and they'll be better off if I say I'm natty, they're too dumb to understand"
        It could be that he actually believes he's natty and just takes growth hormone for recovery from the quad snap.
        Or just that you can't say you're not natty when working for WWE

        Either way i wouldn't be surprised if he's not natty at this point, he even mogs juji. He's entertaining when i get around to watch his vids and that's all that matters

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          you're pretty naive

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          The mindset thing is now his wwe persona and he also has his own supps brand

          It's part of the kayfabe

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >He said he was natty a few days ago
        so what snacks do I need to eat to grow my jaw 3 inches overnight like he did and get a growth spurt with my 2nd puberty in my mid 30s

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          garlic
          onions
          honey
          cacao powder
          coffee

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            Raw garlic tastes great but makes ya fucking reek

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            I take garlic supplement and eat like a onion a day

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Natty?
      With those shoulders, nah son, keep dreaming.

      That's why I advise against using roid fitness models, they can do anything in the gym and still see results,
      Traying to do the same exercise as them will let you down pretty quickly.

      Roids do the work, not them, not their program, they cheat to get there,

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Eric had that same size since he started his channel. I think he’s definitely roided now but back in the day man I think what he had was achievable after 15 years of lifting. Only lift that really screams crazy roid-tier was his 400+ benches. Idk tho

  9. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    2017-18 was peak bugez. After jumping on or increasing the dose his brain got damaged. Biggest motivation to stay natty is to compare todays rick and 5 years ago, and think which one you'd want to be.

    as for the question i sometimes do this for upper body movements (bench/weighted pullups/ohp) for 5-10 days when im plateauing hard for 3-4 weeks. Dont do this for lower movements because its fucks up my running and i dont feel like im recovering very good with this style, even when doing 1 or 2 singles a day.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >2017-18 was peak bugez
      ehh, that was alright but I still prefer his earlier videos
      I think he was already on the vitamin S when he took the OP pic

      [...]
      He said he was natty a few days ago still in his snacking video. Just eat more snacks. He seems like a trustworthy guy he wouldn't come out and lie like that he'd just say nothing.

      >He said he was natty a few days ago still in his snacking video.
      >He seems like a trustworthy guy he wouldn't come out and lie like that he'd just say nothing.
      lol

  10. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >>lift every single day,
    This is the only thing I do similar like him. I do always switch up the group I work on. Two days ago it was legs, yesterday was arms, today is back and shoulders, then tomorrow chest and the next day the cycle resets

  11. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Bugez doesn't do bulgarian anymore I thought?

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah definitely not, he trains and roids like a bodybuilder now

  12. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Basically just conjugate

  13. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yes. It works for that lift. He said something about how you'll learn quirks about that lift and its also true. Highly recommend

  14. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    How the hell can he complete a lift on his 5th try? If i go for a max single and I fail on 1st try, i just fine tune it and get it 2nd try or I'm just too weak that day.
    Tried training his way, was fun af. new perspective on just training movement patterns rather than trying to build muscle.

  15. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I have trained by doing one push and one pull exercise every other day plus legs three times a week. Monday weighted pull-ups, tuesday weighted push-ups, wednesday weighted pull-ups etc. and legs whenever I have the most energy, usually after pull-ups. Bulgarian works best for strength adaptations if you already have the muscle mass but for hypertrophy it's good to space out a same exercise so your muscles can recover for the optimal amount (48 hours usually for muscle building)

  16. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Just to take a crack at it I tried it. My bench went from 175x2 to 205x2 in a little under a month, it felt pretty fantastic. I'm a full convert now.

  17. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    No because it's fucking retarded. Overtraining and no proper recovery period. Fuck off with this loser shit.

  18. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Do not take fitness advice from people on gear.

  19. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    How the hell are you supposed to hit a new PR every day like this? I imagine by the third day or so your muscles would be sore as fuck and you’d be far less capable than the previous days.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      The PR's you make with bulgarian happen by neuromuscular adaptation, not by hypertrophy

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >not by hypertrophy
        So you don’t grow any muscle?

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          It's about getting more efficient at the movement

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          neuromuscular adaptations can be attained every day but muscles need ~48 hours to recover for them to grow

  20. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Okay, say you were at a 200Lbs bench and you wanted to get to 250+ as fast as possible. What would a typical day of training look like?

  21. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Wow that totally doesn't sound like an outrageous gimmick and cult of personality at all designed to appeal to people's inner sense of rebellion and desire to feel like they're in a special club of elite individuals noone else knows about/gets.

    Next.

  22. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Was Derek more dicky more funny dot com correct about him possibly being natty?

  23. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I still get flashes of pain thinking about his retarded Zercher Squat posture.
    And he's not the only one, retards don't know your suppose to begin in Squat and end in Deadlift, fuck me, enjoy the blown out discs.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      You know you can train that to not get injured right?

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        1. That's not a zechariah Squat, this is.

        2. That form is so shit its jot a matter of if but when will he fuck up his back.
        Impressed he managed 2.5 reps and still claim the weights "must be heavier then standart", like its a 5th grade boast.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          I know what a Zercher deadlift is. You didn't get the point.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      What

  24. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I haven't seen a single person produce results from "his style of training" which he doesn't actually do he does a bunch of rep work and bodybuilding. Plus he's not natty.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      And I want to mention, some anon putting out some random numbers is not proof. Plus, people only like him because of his physique, which is not built from these massive cheating ego lifts. He's just noob bait.

  25. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    The past few days I've been binge watching his old advice videos. He was clearly roiding way less back then (if at all, yes it's unlikely he was ever fully natty with those delts but I want to believe it's possible). His idea of focusing on a particular lift for a while to just improve strength in that particular lift rather than trying to get stronger in everything logically makes sense, and a lot of people here say it works.
    I'm going to give it a try, for the rest of the year I will focus on OHP variations with some squatting, deadlifting and pullups to mantain strength in other areas. Put some core work in there as well. Let's see how (if) my ohp improves and my shoulders grow visibly.
    I think it makes sense to train this way for people who have been training at least a year. For total beginners, stick with starting strength or something like that, as you learn about basic programming ideas and figure out your technique.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >yes it's unlikely he was ever fully natty with those delts but I want to believe it's possible
      God I hate DYELs.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Do you think he was full natty back in those days anon, is that physique truly possible natty. Or do you hate me because I even considered the idea of him being natural?

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          He was natty then and is likely still natty. There is nothing suHispanicious about his delts.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            He was questionable back in like 2016/2017, and now he just comes outta nowhere nearly 100 Lbs heavier mogging IFBB pros. Not to mention his face looks completely bogged

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            Back in the earlier days 2018 it's possible he was natty if you ask me.

            But look at him now... Seriously? He basically tripled in size while maintaining visible abs.

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              Oh God here we go again with the "visible abs" meme. He has a lot of really mature muscle and a strong core, it shows through 20% bodyfat. He eats and trains like a horse and since he's constantly eating he'll constantly be anabolic so he'll put on a little muscle on top of his already elite tier physique, but he put on a shit load of fat. If he used actual gear he'd have way more muscle.
              As for the leg healing he could've just used BPC-157 which is basically an injectable, localized version of a naturally occurring protein and wouldn't help him add size.

              He was questionable back in like 2016/2017, and now he just comes outta nowhere nearly 100 Lbs heavier mogging IFBB pros. Not to mention his face looks completely bogged

              He doesn't look bogged he looks fat. He's not 100lbs heavier either he's like 40-50 pounds heavier than his super lean cut photos and it's mostly fat.

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                >On God
                what a surprise, a zoomer is retarded

                No he is not natural you dumb cunt
                >durr but he has fat
                then I guess Bryan Shaw and Eddie Hall and Hafthor are all natty as well right?
                you are a dumbfuck still high on noob gains and extrapolating that outwards

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                No one said On God except you. Turns out you're the zoomer. Opinion discarded.

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                what a surprise a dumb moron upside down kangaroo cunt can't read

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                >really mature muscle
                Are we just making things up now? Lmfao

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                >Doesn't know what muscle maturity is
                Guess all those pro bodybuilders don't know what they're talking about.

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                retard

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              Hey look his arms and back look decent when he has a pump and no abs at all to be seen.

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              Oh God here we go again with the "visible abs" meme. He has a lot of really mature muscle and a strong core, it shows through 20% bodyfat. He eats and trains like a horse and since he's constantly eating he'll constantly be anabolic so he'll put on a little muscle on top of his already elite tier physique, but he put on a shit load of fat. If he used actual gear he'd have way more muscle.
              As for the leg healing he could've just used BPC-157 which is basically an injectable, localized version of a naturally occurring protein and wouldn't help him add size.
              [...]
              He doesn't look bogged he looks fat. He's not 100lbs heavier either he's like 40-50 pounds heavier than his super lean cut photos and it's mostly fat.

              He was maybe half natty( 1 cycle in his late teens to early 20s) in 2016
              But everything else post WWE is not half natty

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              anyone thinking this is natty are so fucking delusional it's not even funny. god people on this board are retarded.

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                >t. genelet
                post body with timestamp

  26. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    No. Unless you're an olympic lifter or powerlifter on serious gear, this is retarded. You won't have adequate recovery.

  27. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    There were some gays in the comment section of one of the recent vids of his with juji that were adamant that he was natural
    how are people that retarded?

  28. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Look I love me some rick the stick del hagen but compare 2018 rick to 2022 boogz

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      2019

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      unless you think he's deliberately skipping shoulder and traps day to maintain a plausibly fake-natty physique I don't see the issue

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >he's deliberately skipping shoulder and traps day to maintain a plausibly fake-natty physique
        Quite the opposite

        ?t=19

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Those posing room mirrors really are something aren't they?

  29. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >all these positive testimonies
    Now I'm curious

  30. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I liked 2017/18 Eric best. He wasn't on the gear and looked 10 times better. Now he's just too big but still kinda funny. I have to assume WWE limits the kind of content he can do.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >He wasn't on the gear
      AHAHAHAH

  31. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    To everyone itt that thinks he's ever been natty:
    BWAAHAUHAHAHAHAHAUAHSHSHSH

  32. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Kinda. I'm only doing one excercise and maybe a supplementary excercise each day and I go for pr's too, but then check this out.. I fucking WAIT until I RECOVER to do it again.
    He seems to be favoring volume which you can use to practice the excercise every day and arrive at your pr on a periodized schedule.
    All programming is a mix of volume and intensity but the amount of intensity he uses in his volume focused training is highly indicative of a big time "whoops, forgot to mention I'm on steroids."
    The motherfucker.

  33. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    i mean I like buggez character but why are you fags always debating and talking about him on this website it's so gay lol

  34. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    He’s right. Overtraining is a joke; you’d have to be a literal slave doing manual labor 24/7 to be overtrained. Just eat like a horse and sleep like a baby. The gains will come

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Even marathon running is something humans are built for. Muscular and cardiovascular endurance is humans' gift. Just eat and sleep and you have more recovery than cave men would have in the wild.

  35. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I started hitting arms every day like 2 weeks ago and now I have a visible bicep vein and I didn’t even have forearm veins before. It fucking works it’s actually unreal

  36. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    How does progression work on this? Do you do AMRAP one day and then max the next? Someone pls respond I’m interested in this

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      You program by feel. Maybe a week or two in advance but nothing set in stone. The idea behind this method is that you are more inline with your body and the lift and base your decisions on that. If you ever had that amazing feeling after hitting a new PR where it feels like you could make the another jump on the next day you know what it's about. You will also know that this feeling goes away and by the next time you have a heavy day the confidence you had is often completely gone. This style of training is about getting ahead of that and capitalizing whenever you can. Train if you can, take breaks if you have to. Don't train everyday when accumulating volume.

  37. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    WWE has a wellness program hes natty 100% backed by NBC

  38. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Kind of. I do a 6 day PPL with only 3 exercises. Incline press, squat, and a seal row. I specifically choose a seal row over a barbell row because I work in flooring so my lower back really doesn't need the extra volume.

  39. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you're not roiding like him it's an awful idea. Doing big weight and the same lift every day can absolutely obliterate your joints and ligaments

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yes indeed you will ruin your body in a year even doing a pretty serious bodybuilding regiment. If your natty, unless you are seriously bulking and sleeping 14 hours a day can you lift even every other day continuously

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Bro said yes indeed like lil baby

  40. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    To a point, practicing a lift is how you get better. Both technically and size-wise.
    But there's a wide gulf between training one lift only and doing a PPL/body part split with a million different exercises that get done once a week or even less often.
    Just pick a handful of basic-bitch lifts and get good at them, you don't need to laser-focus in on one unless you are the biggest retard gorilla klutz imaginable.

  41. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    This is wrong according to science of physiology. Your muscles etc need time to heal.

  42. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Only attempt if doing gomad, unironically

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