Q and As
Your questions answered by Ross. These are a selection that came up recently and I'll be adding more on a regular basis.
How do I know which plan to choose?
They both come with full diet, weight training, cardio and abs plans. Once purchased I am happy to help with any questions you come across.
If I don't think one of your plans is right for me because I have special diet requirements, limited access to equipment or can only work out on certain days, can I get a plan that will fit my needs?
Yes, definitely I write personalised plans depending on your situation, your goals and your lifestyle. Obviously there are some basic requirements which will vary according to your goals but I am happy to advise if you drop me an email. The length of a personalised plan will suit your goals but the average is 8-15 weeks and the price is the same across this. You get a detailed plan in the same kind of format that I provide my standard plans but each day of diet and training designed for you. If you have an unusual schedule I will adapt it to this, if you have special dietary needs this will be taken into account. Other things like your body type, height, weight etc. so that it is optimised for you. basically everything will be geared to you and your lifestyle. Also a key part of it is access to me via a special email address so that you get priority. You will send me progress reports weekly and we can monitor your results to ensure that each week you are making desired progress to your goal.
What is the difference between my original Complete Cutting Plan and my newer Complete Cutting Series II Plan?
My latest plan I released recently is my Complete Cutting Series II and is based on the same principles as my original plan, but has a completely new training program and I now provide photos of every exercise with tips on form and technique. I have updated the diet with more options and provided more help with adapting it along the way to get best results. I bring out new plans to give returning customers a fresh approach as its important to mix up your training over time, and inevitably I make improvements each time based on my own learnings and also feedback I get from users. I made this plan 14 weeks as people have asked me what to do after 10 weeks if they want to continue cutting. It can be run for a shorter time too depending on goals.
For all my plans I am on hand with support via email and social media to help you along the way, answering questions and giving advice as needed.
Can you tell me a bit more about how you do your Cardio training?
If I want to maintain the physique I have achieved on one of your cutting plans how do I go about this?
To maintain current condition, go back to the steady diet at the beginning of the plan and then add or takeaway protein and carbs as needed to keep your weight the same. Weigh in once a week (same day, time, place, scales) and make only one change to your diet each week so that you can measure the effects. Keep up your training - mix it up for variety. You can use my free Weekly Workouts on my website every week and keep following me for other ideas and tips. if you want to start a brand new plan anytime - whether to bulk or get a fresh approach to cutting then feel free to use this discount code LOYALTY20 on any of my plans.
How long did you train to achieve a body like yours?
How often do you go out and have a beer or two?
What do I get for my monthly subscription?
What do I get for my annual subscription?
You can cancel anytime you choose. Once cancelled your access to your subscription account will last until the end of the month (or year in the case of an annual subscription), that you have paid for.
Do you weigh all your food?
Do your plans rely on using supplements?
What proteins do you eat most?
Can I substitute a weight gainer shake for meals as it is difficult on my work schedule to eat properly prepared meals?
What is included in your Lean Bulking Plan?
What does a clean bulk mean?
While using you Bulking Plan will I burn fat?
I know it will be different for each individual person, but how much weight can I expect to gain during the 12 week bulling plan.
How do I know if I am taking in the right amount of macros or calories?
My diet doesn't work by counting calories/macros - it works by eating the right quantities of clean food i.e. not processed - nothing out of a packet/tin. I suggest you start with the diet as is in my bulking plans and monitor yourself carefully. Its really important you weigh in once a week - same time, same day, same place, same scales.... preferably when you first get up and haven't eaten anything. Otherwise daily fluctuations make it confusing. If after 2-3 weeks you are not gaining at a rate of 1-2 lbs, then increase the quantity by adding one portion of protein and one portion of carbs. Conversely if you start to put on body fat introduce a low carb day (instructions in plan). Make sure you only eat recommended foods and substitute using those foods. I really believe in clean eating and avoiding wheat products, processed foods, sugar etc.
Keep your eating plan the same every day, whether training or not.
Can you explain the tempo used in your plans?
I need an alternative exercise for one mentioned in the plan as my gym does not have that piece of equipment
Is there anything else I can do instead of Squats?
What are drop sets and triple drop sets?
Drop Sets : Perform stated reps then drop weight and perform stated reps again. This is ONE complete set.
Triple Drop Sets : Perform stated reps then drop weight, and perform stated reps again, drop weight again and perform stated reps.one more time. This is ONE complete set.
My gym doesn’t have cables so how can I get the same results?
When doing an incline DB press or other incline exercise what angle should I have the bench?
What is the difference between working to failure and not working to failure?
Not working to failure, for example in a warm up, means picking a weight you are comfortable with - less than you would normally use, and lift for however many reps that will get you to about 3 reps from when you think you would fail. Repeat for number of reps stated - usually 2 or 3 for warm ups. On all working sets you will then be working to failure every set i.e. use a weight that gets you to failure i.e. not being able to lift any more, at the number of reps stated. So gradually as go on with the plan the weight you use will increase but number of reps stays the same.
How is my plan delivered?
I am having trouble downloading my plan. What should I do?