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Workout Details

Duration: 6 weeks
Work per week: 4
Fitness level: Advanced
Equipment needed: Full Gym

Plan Details

Category: Gain strength
Videos: 8
Nutrition plan: Yes
Supplement plan: Yes
Mobile app: Yes
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6 Weeks of Work


This program is your six-week journey to a bigger bench press, squat, and deadlift, but it's also your ticket to increased muscle mass, total-body strength, and overall power. You'll get four workouts per week, split into three phases, weekly videos from Jim.

Squat Strength Focus: Quads, Hams, Calves

5 sets, 8 reps (80% of 1RM)
3 sets, 8 reps (8RM)
3 sets, 8 reps (8RM)
3 sets, 8 reps (8RM)
3 sets, 8 reps (8RM)
3 sets, 8 reps (8RM)
3 sets, 8 reps (8RM)
3 sets, 8 reps (8RM)

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In-Depth Training Guidance


Shortcut to Strength has everything you need, and nothing you don't. Jim will show you how to optimize the biomechanics of the big lifts, optimize your assistance work, and master the crucial variables of strength and size!

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Nutrition Plan


Training for strength doesn't mean diet goes out the window. Jim will show you how to maximize your results with what you eat. You'll also get a sample meal plan and food list.

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Meet the Coach

Jim Stoppani, Ph.D.

Jim Stoppani received his doctorate in exercise physiology with a minor in biochemistry from the University of Connecticut. Following graduation, he served as a postdoctoral research fellow in the prestigious John B. Pierce Laboratory and Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology at Yale University School of Medicine, where he investigated the effects of exercise and diet on gene regulation in muscle tissue.

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Success Stories

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Jim's program has already changed thousands of lives. Here's what those who finished it have to say!

araneta testimonial

On day one of Jim Stoppani's Shortcut to Strength, my squat one-rep max was 267 pounds. On the last day of the program, I squatted 309 pounds. That's a 42-pound increase!

SuperMike31 testimonial

Just finished the program and added great strength gains. I recommend this to anyone who wants to get strong and not just big.

Ninjaturtle27 testimonial

I just finished this program. Overall, I liked it. I started with a 260 bench press and finished at 274!

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