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We’re so happy you joined us. Here you’ll find guidance on reading the workouts, choosing loads, managing your account, and how to make the most of your experience.

Pillars of Functional Bodybuilding

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Tempo takes a little practice, but you’ll see it everywhere in FBB. Mastering tempo will supercharge your results – so let’s look at some examples. Read more…

How to follow strength formats that use multiple exercises with rest in between. Read more…

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FBB approaches loading a bit differently – here’s how to develop a feel for choosing the right weights for your working sets and conditioning. Read more…

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Exploring Persist

Your Persist subscription will start you off with the Pillars track – but you can also request any of the other tracks to be added to your account by messaging Athlete Support. Please allow us some time to get back to you to help customize your experience and make sure all your questions are answered.

Before you add on, make sure you’re comfortable with FBB training formats and ready for longer and more frequent sessions.

For best results if you have an aesthetic or performance goal, we recommend sticking with one track for at least a 6 week training cycle as the training is progressive, but if you’d like to mix tracks you are also welcome to do so. All Persist tracks come with warmups, cool downs, strength and conditioning, and recovery day programming. You can also find the Bonus 30/30 Cardio Ebook in the Account – Documents section of TrueCoach if you’re looking for extra cardio work.

Pillars

Look Good, Move Well
60 minutes
4 days/week
Full equipment (simple setups)
Best place to start FBB

Build Visible Muscle

PUMP

Build visible muscle
75 minutes*
5 days/week
Full equipment
*Includes Short on Time options

PERFORM

Athleticism & Performance
90 minutes*
5 days/week
Full equipment & Olympic lifts
*Includes Short on Time options

MINIMALIST

Combo of Pump & Perform
60-75 minutes
5 days/week
Low & no equipment
Great for travel

Conditioning & Pacing

Click to enlarge for an equivalent in calories or meters for running, rowing, bike, etc. Read more for further bodyweight movement substitutions.

Reading Conditioning Formats

Are you seeing an unfamiliar format in your conditioning workout? Get more details on:

  • Movement Ladders
    10-8-6-4-2
  • AMRAPs, EMOMs, & Variations
    Every 75sec x 8 sets
  • Buy In & Cash Out
    100m Carry + 3 Sets…

How to Pace & Finish With Quality

  • Hot Start
  • Grinder Pace
  • For Quality
  • Intervals
  • Increasing Efforts
  • Sustainable Pace
What Exertion Efforts Feel Like: The TALK TEST
If someone asked you a question during training...
Can recount a TV episode 50%
Full sentence 75%
3-5 word answer 80%
1 word answer 85%
Head nod 90%
Don't look up 95%
Is someone talking? 97%
Blackout mode 100%

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Managing Your Subscription

Need to manage your Persist subscription or payment method? Want to switch to a 3 month or annual subscription and save? Manage your account any time in the My Account section, or reach out if you need any assistance.