Full body performed five times per week are when trying to overreach with your training in order to cause a supercompensation effect that forces your physique to improve and body to transform.

is effective for getting jacked after 40 because it allows you to spread your across more days. Workouts for men over 40 like this allow you to cause adequate muscle damage while still recovering like a champ.

This month in the Jacked After 40 Club I’m following a 5 day full body workout plan. In this video I share one of the workouts with you as well as the rationale for why when and how.

For the past few months I’ve been ramping up volume (moderate up to high volume). This is the form of progressive overload for men over 40 compared to increasing the amount of weight you lift each week or month.

Keeping volume the same all of the time is the biggest mistake I see in most workout plans for men over 40.

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    47 replies to "The BEST Full Body Workout For Men Over 40 HIGH VOLUME 5x Per Week (Why, When, How)"

    • Grey Wolf Fitness

      I think whole body workouts are the best way for the over 40’s Scott but I only do three whole body workouts and training the calves and arms twice a week I just do it that way to keep the whole body workouts around 1 1/2 hrs MINT

      • Lose Fat Get Jacked

        Ya, the 5 day full body workouts is only because it’s a short term super high volume training phase. It’s not something I would do more than twice a year. Packing this much volume into 3 full body workouts would make the workouts ridiculously long and tough to recover from.

      • Lose Fat Get Jacked

        I really like your idea of structuring your workout plan to have the 3 full body days along with arms and calves on off days. I may have to play with that in the future. My biggest issue with 3 full body workouts per week is that the workouts can drag on forever in order to get enough volume in per week. You solved that problem with your split idea. MINT!

      • Grey Wolf Fitness

        Scott Tousignant the way I do it is I alternate between a squat version and a deadlift version as the first exercise with 5 sets then I alternate between rowing and a pulldown for back then it’s a press movement for chest next I like to super set shoulders with a raise then a press of some kind and the last exercise I vary from grip work to trap work to some kind of whole body exercise like clean and press it just depends how I feel most of these exercises I do 4-5 sets so legs get 15 sets per week with the other body parts getting between 12-15 sets per week MINT

      • Lose Fat Get Jacked

        @Grey Wolf Fitness Love it my man! Thanks for sharing.

    • Lee Harris

      Really looking forward to this scott 👍

      • Lose Fat Get Jacked

        I’m excited to hear how you and everyone else in the Jacked After 40 Club enjoy this full body workout plan. It’s a definite change of pace

    • Jonathon Freelove

      Great video mate been doing full body low volume per session but high frequency 6 days a week and I’m enjoying it. Keep up the great work pal

      • Lose Fat Get Jacked

        Outstanding man. I definitely enjoy experimenting with full body high frequency plans throughout the year. I appreciate the feedback and support brother.

    • Kevin Clements

      Hey, Scott sorry I am late but yesterday was lawn work and then a football watch party that lasted all afternoon and evening at my neighbors house. This is very interesting plan Scott !

      • Lose Fat Get Jacked

        Thanks my man! I hope you enjoyed your day of football. I’m hoping the Lions will pull off a victory today 😉

      • Kevin Clements

        @Lose Fat Get Jacked we’ve got the steelers tomorrow night – we always crap the bed on national TV LOLOLOLOL !!!

      • Lose Fat Get Jacked

        @Kevin Clements lol

    • thebesttheworst

      How do we select the right amount of weight ? Trial and error to find a weight that you can achieve 8-10 reps of it ?

      Thanks

      • Lose Fat Get Jacked

        Yes, trial and error is the best approach. It should only take you a set or two to find it.

      • thebesttheworst

        @Lose Fat Get Jacked

        Appreciate the reply and info … Have a good day mate 👍

      • Lose Fat Get Jacked

        You’re welcome

    • THE VOICEANARCHY

      YOU ARE TOO REPETITIVE, YOU DEPEND ON GYM CONTRAPTIONS, I HEAR, I SEE NOTHING ON BODY WEIGHT… DEPENDENCY… THE AMERICAN NIGHTMARE DREAM –

    • les maths à TOTO

      I found this is a very good idea to create volume in a manageable way for me being over 50. Also I appreciate this approach of admitting it’s too much volume, but we do it just 5 days, just in order to shock once in a while. Thank you again Scott for all your work.

      • Lose Fat Get Jacked

        Thank you so much for sharing the insights you’ve gathered from the video and for the kind words of positive feedback.

    • Teevlook Orange

      Great video , your channel deserves and will get one million sub if you keep up the good work , wish you the best .

      • Lose Fat Get Jacked

        Thank you. I appreciate the encouragement and feedback

    • big wilfy bear

      i’m starting full body workouts i’ve got lots of injurys so would it stil be ok to just use machines and use one exercise for each muscle i’m trying to get the gym 4tikes a week also i’m grafting allday so me bodys sore and beaten up daily ha cheers

      • Lose Fat Get Jacked

        Absolutely you can do that. Always train smart and listen to your body. Do what feels best for you personally.

    • TONY VEE

      I say 3 days is better than 5 days . With weekends off. . I started doing FBW after Thanksgiving. . Blew up like crazy. . So I was like I’m going to give FBW 5 days .I was like wtf my legs are getting small pretty much everything 😲 . 3 days are better. Monday Wednesday Friday even if you skip a day for whatever reason you can still do FBW after 2 day rest

      • Lose Fat Get Jacked

        Thanks for sharing your experiences brother. I appreciate it

      • taoboxer9

        Agreed! The same thing happened to me.

      • TONY VEE

        I guess everything muscle wise was getting small because I was training to failure. Note. Always leave 1-3 reps in the tank if you decide to do FBW 5 days a week

      • Joe Kiss

        I agree. Tried them all, three nonconsetutive days a week is the right ballance for me. Those old timers were right after all. Leroy Colbert style training is just right for me. 6 sets per muscle group 3 times a week. 18 sets per muscle group per week is enough to stimulate muscle growth.

    • Shamrock

      I do 3 days a week. If you go to failure 5 days a week my body would shrink. 6 sets every day I feel would overtrain my body and I love to train. I definitely need one day off after each workout because I push it hard . Been using high intensity training the last 2 weeks. I know they are trying to say now that more frequency is better but it all depends on what you do for a living. I need more recovery because I am a sanitation worker and I’m 58 years old. Maybe when I retire I can try this approach. Bottomline is you need to listen to your body. I don’t want to lose muscle mass by overdoing it.

      • Lose Fat Get Jacked

        Thank you so much for sharing your insights and experiences. As I mentioned in the video, it’s only meant to be temporary. My body couldn’t handle a plan like that for more than 6-8 weeks. But it is fantastic for temporarily overreaching, which is great for muscle growth and won’t shrink you. One training frequency isn’t better than an other. It’s simply a way to manage volume throughout the week. The more days you train a muscle group, the more you can spread the volume out so you don’t beat yourself down.

    • Shamrock

      This is the amount of sets and exercises I do now but I only do this 3 times a week. 5 days a week is definitely something I’ve never done so Ill give it a shot and see how my body responds.

      • Lose Fat Get Jacked

        If you do give it a shot I would love to hear about your experience with it. Keep me posted.

    • Shamrock

      Do you change your rep ranges each workout ? If so what are your rep ranges ? I never like to go past 15 reps . I prefer to go heavier on chest and back

      • Shamrock

        I’m referring to the 5 days a week workouts.

      • Lose Fat Get Jacked

        Yes, the rep range changes between workouts and exercise selection is very important when training 5 days per week and ensuring you recover properly. Going heavy with compound lifts one day, moderate reps with isolation exercises the next day, moderate reps with compound lifts the next, accessory work the next, then 12-15 reps the final workout.

      • Shamrock

        @Lose Fat Get Jacked , this is my second week doing and I have to say I’m loving it. After training for 35 years I’ve never trained more than 4 days a week. I’ve been doing 3 full body workouts for about 2 years now changing the intensity and volume here and there but never the frequency so this is definitely a good progression . Since I found your videos on YouTube I’ve become a fan. I love your informative suggestions on how to train after 40 since I hit 58 this year. I love to keep experimenting and learning. I love to train but need work on my diet. Im also a terrible sleeper so that doesn’t help. Thanks for all the good information. Thanks for the reply.

      • Lose Fat Get Jacked

        Thank you so very much for the kind words. Make sleep a top priority brother. It will pay off big time. Let me know if you have any questions

    • Easy Fitness Secrets

      I am 42 now. And I started to show my ultimate skills in my videos. 🌼

      • Lose Fat Get Jacked

        Keep up the great work 💪

    • h h3400

      I’ll be sick for two days with that kind of workout 😜

      • Lose Fat Get Jacked

        It’s definitely a shock to the system and something that I would only do for a short period of time to challenge the body into over reaching before pulling back and lowering the training volume.

      • h h3400

        @Lose Fat Get Jacked it’s mainly my CNS who suffers the most! I solved muscles soreness post workout

    • rp200020

      Great advice and workout routines. I will give this a shot. Keep it up.

      • Lose Fat Get Jacked

        Thank you for the positive feedback. Let me know how your experience is with the workout.

    • Adnane Seflioui

      Thank you for this video, How much time it would take in the gym?

      • Lose Fat Get Jacked

        You’re welcome. It’s been a while and I can’t remember exactly. If I recall it was approximately 60-75 minutes

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