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Old 08-06-2008, 11:10 AM
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I was browsing around the internet and I found this workout out plan. I just wanted to know what you guys think about it. It has a lot of super sets

http://www.t-nation.com/readArticle.do?id=459276
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I'm not a fan.
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Old 08-06-2008, 11:53 AM
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I did it. I liked it at the time. Now I think it's shit.
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Perhaps the OP would like you to back up your statements instead of just shooting it down.

Get some good converstation/discussion going.

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Old 08-06-2008, 12:46 PM
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Perhaps the OP would like you to back up your statements instead of just shooting it down.

Get some good converstation/discussion going.

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Great idea. Thanks.

Ok so OVT is based on the principle of TUT and Volume combined together. It is like GVT and yet not.

Well, I found that while it helped me gain a lot of mass, a lot of that added mass was Sacroplasmic Hypertrophy.

However, I was very new to this sport at the time and I made several mistakes which if I had corrected I would've done much better on the program. But these points can be applied to other programs as well.

1.) Diet is key. I did this program on a shitty diet. Guess what? I got mediocre results. IF I had done this program on a good diet I would've had great results.

2.) Exercise selection. Not everything CT writes is applicable to everyone. Certain things have to be tweaked.

3.) Progression is hard. So you need to think of other ways to progress instead of just adding weight every 4-5 weeks. You might want to reduce rest periods gradually therefore increasing the "density" of the training.

Thats all I can think of right now.

I guess I have to say why I think it sucks now. It sucks now (for me) because I am not a bodybuilder. I want to increase my work capacity and my strength. This routine will not help me with those two things. IT will however help with looking good.

I hope this helps you a little atleast.
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Old 08-06-2008, 12:54 PM
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thanks wolf. I think i'm going to try it for a bit. I did the first week of it and it made me pretty sore. I like it because it keep things intense which keeps me motivated.

But my main goal is to get bigger but to stay cut. If you know a better lifting program for such goals just let me know. Thanks
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No, I think you should definitely give this program a try...and follow it with Pendulum Training perhaps. Using a good diet you should do well on both actually.
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Tut?
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TUT = Time Under Tension

Read the article. It explains this concept very well actually.
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TUT = Time Under Tension

EDIT: Wow, you beat me on that post by 5 minutes, Wolf. *Note to self: Read and type faster!
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