The Greg Doucette Training Program!


Everyone knows Greg Doucette loves to train hard! But what does his actual routine look like? Find the secrets to the Greg Doucette training program right here!

Introduction

One of the most common questions I receive from my readers is this: What the heck is Greg Doucette’s training routine?

Greg doesn’t talk about his personal training routines or advanced bodybuilding program design very often.However, when he does I always manage to learn something! He is definitely someone worth following.

In this article we’re going to examine three of Greg’s exact training workouts in great detail.

The information is broken up as follows:

  • Part 1: Greg’s Chest / Back / Tricep Day
  • Part 2: Greg’s Calves / Shoulders / Biceps Day
  • Part 3: Greg’s Leg Day
  • Part 4: Key Takeaways From Greg Doucette’s Routine

Trust me, you won’t find this information available anywhere else!

Note: if you have any trouble reading the routines presented here then check out this article on how to read a training program. Now let’s get down to business…

Part 1: Greg’s Chest / Back / Tricep Day

Here is one of Greg’s exact chest / back / tricep training routines. Check it out:

  • A1: Free-motion cable pulldown, 1 x 8 (+3 partials), 1/0/1/0, rest as needed
  • B1: Machine flat press, 1 x 10, 1/0/X/0, rest as needed
  • C1: Rowing machine, 1 x 13, 1/0/1/0, rest as needed
  • D1: Standing cable fly, 1 x 11, 1/0/1/0, rest as needed
  • E1: Narrow pronated pulldowns, 1 x 8 (+ several partials), 1/0/1/0, rest as needed
  • F1: Tricep dip machine standing, 1 x 9, 2/0/1/0, 10 seconds rest
  • F2: Tricep cable rope pushdown, 1 x 3 (+4 partials), 1/0/1/0, 10 seconds rest
  • F3: Tricep machine extension, 1 x 5, 1/0/1/0, rest as needed
  • G1: Narrow neutral grip pulldowns, 1 x 11, 1/0/1/0, rest as needed
  • H1: Narrow supinated grip pulldowns, 1 x 8 (+ partials), 1/0/1/0, rest as needed
  • I1: SS Straight arm pulldown, 1 x 12, 1/0/1/0, no rest
  • I2: SS Tricep cable pushdown, 1 x 9 (+2 partials), 1/0/1/0, rest as needed
  • J1: DB pullover, 1 x 10 (+5 partials), 1/0/1/0, rest as needed

Here is the training video for this workout:

Talk about a high-volume workout! Greg uses no less than 13 exercises to train his chest, back, and triceps. This is somewhat surprising, given that Greg is known for being a “high-intensity” guy.

Perhaps these low volume vs high volume labels really are outdated as most of the top bodybuilders seem to have a relatively similar style. After all, even Dorian Yates used 8 sets just for his back workouts!

Part 2: Greg’s Calves / Shoulders / Biceps Day

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Here is another one of Greg’s exact upper body workouts. Calves, shoulders, and biceps are on the menu this time. Check it out:

Greg Doucette’s Calves / Shoulders / Biceps Training Day

  • A1: Calve leg press machine, 1 x 10 (+9 partials + stretch in bottom position), 1/0/1/0, rest as needed
  • B1: Reverse pec dec rear delt, 1 x 17 (+4 partials), 1/0/1/0, rest as needed
  • C1: Machine preacher curl, 1 x 9 (+3 partials in top position +5 partials in bottom position), 2/0/X/0, rest as needed
  • D1: Machine shoulder press, 1 x 9 (+2 partials bottom), 1/0/X/0, rest as needed
  • E1: Lying cable curl 1 x 7 (+2 partials) –> drop weight: 1 x 4 (+2 partials), 1/0/1/0, rest as needed
  • F1: Alternating supinating DB curl, 1 x 9 (+1 partial), 1/0/1/0, 10 sec rest
  • F2: Plate curl to chin, 1 x 11, 1/0/1/0, rest as needed
  • G1: Machine shoulder press, 1 x 10 (+2 partials top position +2 partials bottom position), 1/0/X/0/, rest as needed
  • H1: Standing DB laterals, 1 x 21, 1/0/1/0, rest as needed

Here is the training video for this workout:

This is another very interesting workout! Greg uses a wide variety of exercises and exercise tempos to “hit his muscles from all angles.” This can be a great strategy when you are mainly interested in building muscular size.

Part 5: Greg’s Leg Day

Leg day is known for separating the men from the boys. Let’s see what Greg has up his sleeve. Check it out:

Greg Doucette’s Leg Day

  • A1: Modified hack squat, 1 x 10/5/6**, 2/0/2/0, rest as needed
  • B1: Standing calves 1 x 8 (+11 partials top position / +10 partials down position), 1/0/1/0, 10 seconds rest
  • B2: Seated calve raise, 1 x 13, 1/0/1/0, rest as needed
  • C1: Abductor machine 1 x 2 (+13 forced reps), 1/0/1/0, rest as needed
  • D1: Leg extensions****, 1 x 12, 2/0/X/0, rest as needed

**Performed as a drop set: 10 reps, reduce the load, 5 reps, reduce the load, 6 reps, DONE!

****All reps performed as forced reps: your training partner assists on the second-half of each rep.

Here is the training video for this workout:

Greg uses a ton of high-intensity training techniques like forced reps, partial reps and supersets in this workout. Greg is known for his high-intensity training style so this makes perfect sense.

Conclusion

If there is one thing I took away from Greg Doucette’s training program, it is this: train harder! Greg uses tons of high-intensity training techniques like forced reps, supersets and partial reps.

Greg is especially fond of partial reps training. Partial reps are an incredibly valuable tool for the advanced bodybuilder! Seriously, if there is one high-intensity bodybuilding technique that Greg consistently relies on, it is partial reps!

Greg performs partial reps on many different exercises as a post-failure technique, and he performs them in BOTH the stretched and the shortened positions of the strength curve!

Greg performs partial reps in a box, with a fox, and while eating green eggs and ham!

If you are an advanced bodybuilder looking for a novel way to TRAIN HARDER, then I highly recommend you start experimenting with partial reps!

When it comes to advanced bodybuilding-style training, Greg Doucette knows his stuff!

I am confident that you will learn at least 1 new thing that you can immediately apply to your own training by closely examining the Greg Doucette Training Program.

So what are you waiting for? Get back in the gym and TRAIN HARDER!!

Dr. Mike Jansen

I am the creator and owner of Revolutionary Program Design. I help advanced athletes take their training to the next level and achieve results they never imagined possible.

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