Holy cow! My new workout!!!

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Feb 09, 2008 9:10 AM GMT
    been badgering my mate to set me a new challenge and he has come up with it!!!! (If I write myown programme I dont always push the boundaries hard enough)

    Well he has favoured my full body approach and slowslow cadence of 4/4 but everything else is changing!

    Its made up entirely of supersets!

    So its a superset of 6 reps at 85% of your 1rm, then 30 seconds rest and rinse repeat 6 times then 2 minutes rest.

    Then the same approach for the next 2 supersets!!!!!

    Its a heck of a lot of weight to throw around for that duration but it should be fun to say the least, as the weeks progress I will also be reducing the w minutes rest by 10 seconds each sesion.

    There are 3 routines a week each with a different emphasis

    I shall let ya know how I fare, and when he publishes the routine I shall then put all the details up

    Im having a bucket on stand by this morning as I just know Im gonna heave!!!!
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Feb 09, 2008 12:52 PM GMT
    well the verdict?????

    here's a clue, the keyboard is on the floor so that I can let my arms dangle to type!!! I fell asleep in the sauna afterwards and now Im buzzing all over with all the endorphins

    Oh my god that was seriously the most brutal intense workout I have ever had the pleasure of doing. Took a bit of getting used to the volume of weight I could use but hell it was awesome!!!

    The only constraint will be the time and day I do them as there is a lot of hogging two lots of equipment
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Feb 10, 2008 1:41 AM GMT
    I'm getting interested in this approch. Can't wait to see it in program form. Keep up the good work and never stop lifting man!
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Feb 10, 2008 1:56 AM GMT
    Is there any research that shows that such a work out does any better than the stimulus to the muscles of a single set at that weight?
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Feb 10, 2008 9:25 PM GMT
    Caslon saidIs there any research that shows that such a work out does any better than the stimulus to the muscles of a single set at that weight?


    None at all caslon it doesnt period as 1 set to failure is all you ever need. However I have been doing that approach progressively for the past 3 years and needed a new challenge to liven it up a little and boy does this present it.

    I cant do competitive sport anymore cos of my leg injury so the gym is my battlefield

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Feb 10, 2008 9:26 PM GMT
    cheers one tough will let you know as soon as the whole programme is based on the Spartan warrior philosophy I think if you survive it you are good to live ha ha ha ha
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Feb 10, 2008 9:39 PM GMT
    bfg1 said[quote]...1 set to failure is all you ever need.


    That's the old Arthur Jones/Mike Mentzer HIT mantra. Very few people, if any, respond to that both well and safely. Working constantly to failure is a prescription for injury, and is certain to cause overtraining in all but the most genetically gifted - and even they will require anabolics to make it work.
  • Kevin82

    Posts: 273

    Feb 10, 2008 10:01 PM GMT
    I'm trying out the P90X routine. I haven't fully dedicated to it yet, but from the workouts I've done they are intense.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Feb 10, 2008 10:13 PM GMT
    Kevin82 saidI'm trying out the P90X routine. I haven't fully dedicated to it yet, but from the workouts I've done they are intense.


    P90? dontcha need a license for that?icon_lol.gif

    Photobucket