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Bonkers119
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2015
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Anyone here do nSuns?

I’m starting to get tired of Stronglifts. I think I progressed to fast and my form is breaking down on some lifts.

Anyone have experience using this program? I’m gonna lower my lifts and work on my form for a couple months, and the high volume looks like it could help.


Hu_Flung_Pu
USA Fan
Central, LA
Member since Jan 2013
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Yep. I did it. It's tough but works. My program that I created takes a few ideas from it.


Bonkers119
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2015
7685 posts

I've been reading a good bit about it on Reddit, and it seems pretty popular over there right now. The only thing I'm worried about is Sumo Deadlifts and Front Squats because I've never really done those lifts before.


Hu_Flung_Pu
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Don't be worried. You should do them. Good for hip and quads. I had a tough time with both of those also. Ended up pulling sumo instead of conventional later on.


Hu_Flung_Pu
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Member since Jan 2013
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LINK

Here is a link to the gains thread with nsuns worksheets in there.


Bonkers119
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Awesome thanks!


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Kingpenm3
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Make sure to go through all of the warm up sets and you will find plenty of volume in 5x5. Don't be afraid to drop some weight off if the form is breaking down. I just took 20% off of my rows.


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EveryonesACoach
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Baton Rouge
Member since Nov 2012
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Been doing nSuns for a month now and really like it. I started lifting for the first time in August. Did Stronglifts for 3 months, then switched to Wendler's 5/3/1 for a while, then started nSuns as I was looking to up my overall volume.

I do the 4-day routine and superset all my accessories once I've finished the main 3 work sets for the T1 lift to save time. I do sumo deadlifts but dropped front squat for another round of back squats. I'm already quad heavy as far as leg balance, and front squats sucked on my knees. Make sure you do tons of back work. 75% of my accessories are back exercises to balance out all that pressing.


Bonkers119
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2015
7685 posts

Yeah I was thinking about doing the 4 day split. I might just do more back squats if front squats are bad on the knees. I had ACL surgery about 6 years ago, and still get nervous with it when I'm squatting. I'm gonna start Nsuns this week.


Hu_Flung_Pu
USA Fan
Central, LA
Member since Jan 2013
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I did the 4 day as well. Couldn't do front squats at the time so I just did high bar squats.


busbeepbeep
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Houston
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I'm looking at this 4 day. Looks like a decent amount of volume. Think it'll be ok while on 15-20% deficit?


Hu_Flung_Pu
USA Fan
Central, LA
Member since Jan 2013
20810 posts

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I'm looking at this 4 day. Looks like a decent amount of volume. Think it'll be ok while on 15-20% deficit?



That's a big deficit for this type of program. If you want to run it, I'd shoot for lowering the Training maxes. Go to the formulas and run with 85% or 80%. If you think you can recover decently, up it as needed.


Bonkers119
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2015
7685 posts

So I missed yesterday, but I started today with Squat and Sumo Deadlift. Holy crap, I don’t think I ever sweated that much doing Stronglifts. I did 1 min rests. Some accessories I did were Romanian Deadlifts, Calf Raises, and Facepulls. I liked it a lot.
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Hu_Flung_Pu
USA Fan
Central, LA
Member since Jan 2013
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How long did it take?


Bonkers119
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2015
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It took about an 1 hour and 15 minutes. Pretty quick.


Hu_Flung_Pu
USA Fan
Central, LA
Member since Jan 2013
20810 posts

Much quicker than me. Too me at least 1.5 hours and I didn't do accessories.


Bonkers119
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2015
7685 posts

Dang. How long were your rests?


Hu_Flung_Pu
USA Fan
Central, LA
Member since Jan 2013
20810 posts

I dunno. Probably too long. My 1+ sets requires a lot of warming up. I did about 10-15 minutes of stretching/warm ups, then weight warm ups. Took about 5 to 6 jumps before I got into the heavy sets. After the 1+, it was tough to get to the end. Then the next exercise came up, I was always warn out at that point. I probably took about 2 minutes in between.


Bonkers119
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2015
7685 posts

Ah gotcha, yeah I don't really do a ton of warm ups cause I'm not squatting super heavy yet. I pretty much do 3-4 warm up sets then hit my working sets. I was able to do 3 reps for my +1 so I was pumped about that.
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Hu_Flung_Pu
USA Fan
Central, LA
Member since Jan 2013
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3 reps for my +1 so I was pumped about that.


Nice.


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