dramatic transformation principle

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    Sep 17, 2012 3:07 PM GMT
    what are your thoughts on this workout style?
    For those unfamiliar with it:


    "Basically, you take a single exercise and do it about a billion times. I’m barely exaggerating. You do 12 sets total, starting at 50 reps and going to 40, 30, 20, 10, 5 and then back up: 5, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50. You get one minute recovery between each set. The goal is to work with the heaviest weight you can handle for those reps, but if you can’t complete, you can drop down to the next lower weight. According to a write-up on bodybuilding.com*, “DTP targets both the fast twitch and slow twitch muscle fibers in order to both enhance and define your muscle. It provides an overflow of nutrient rich blood to the muscle group you are training to provide a fuller appearance and more separation to the physique, at the same time increasing the heart rate and the intensity to burn fat and build muscle as well.”

    (http://www.afhill.com/gothedistance/2012/01/dramatic-transformation-principle/)
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    Sep 17, 2012 7:50 PM GMT
    I tried it a few times, but it sounds like bs to me. You're basically fatiguing your muscles before the sets where you are lifting heavy. Fatiguing your muscle using high reps isn't going to make it grow. If that was the case marathon runners would have huge legs.
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    Sep 17, 2012 8:49 PM GMT
    This kind of workout is from Kris Gethin, who has it on bodybuilding.com. A friend of mine does it for his wheels -- superset leg press/caf rises on the leg press machine.

    It is a killer workout!!

    Edit: I see that the OP included this info in his post, sorry to repeat it.
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    Sep 17, 2012 8:55 PM GMT
    There's no special "trick" way of working out to create a shortcut for progressive load training.
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    Sep 17, 2012 8:56 PM GMT
    Then why don't big , fat people have HUGE jaws?!?!?!
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    Sep 17, 2012 9:02 PM GMT
    The dramatic transformation principle is that it takes a long time.
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    Sep 17, 2012 9:28 PM GMT
    I'm doing this right now! I'm in the first week. It doesn't seem like it's any better than working out normally but I thought hey, it's only a month i'll give it a shot.
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    Sep 17, 2012 11:44 PM GMT
    mileshelvetica saidThis kind of workout is from Kris Gethin, who has it on bodybuilding.com. A friend of mine does it for his wheels -- superset leg press/caf rises on the leg press machine.

    It is a killer workout!!

    Edit: I see that the OP included this info in his post, sorry to repeat it.

    A killer workout doesn't always mean that it's ideal for muscle growth though. You could do a triple drop set for each set on each exercise and rest only 20 seconds between sets, but would you really build more muscle doing that than doing straight sets with 2 minutes of rest between sets?