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Old 04-18-2010, 12:58 PM   #6
Violent Volume
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Originally Posted by jwood View Post
Awesome workout bro!

Can you give us some more info about you, height weight? Maybe some of your training ideas
I'm 5-9 and weight stays between 220 and 240. I will be 40 next year and grew up surrounded by all the muscle mag bull as you can imagine. This is the first forum I joined. The internet scares the **** out fo me because there are too many small and weak guys flapping their gums about what works and not enough of them shutting their pie holes and training.

My training is like this. I believe you start with beginner **** probably a full body. Blah, blah, blah, time passes and you have good enough form in the big lifts to not injure or kill yourself. You move on and build a base with heavy lifts in the 5 rep range and do more bodybuilding-type sets as assistance. I don't see big and strong as two different things. I think that's a load of ****. Sure some guys can eat for crap and get strong and not look like a bodybuilder. On the other hand its hard to get big without getting strong. I want to be both. 'Nuff said.

So any ****ing who, all the while you start doing 5 rep sets you are getting stronger and higher rep work because tedious as hell. 5 rep sets start to suck so you move down to 4s, then 3s and over time you become an advance lifter are big as a house, have no need for hypertrophy, and are challenging yourself with singles doubles and triples.

Is this diarrhea making any sense what so ever?

Of course as you start to train with lower reps you need more rest.

The basics of what I call violent volume is this. When you get to a certain level of strength, you start doing almost all low rep work. You start with a time frame say 15 minutes and try to do as many singles doubles or triples as you can in that time. If you miss your target, say you didn't hit a triple, you rack and rest and keep trying to do whatever reps you can.

At some point you might start to add in minutes and go from 15 minutes of bench triples to 20 minutes of bench triples to 25 minutes or 30. Or you do double progression and add weight, drop reps and add time.

It can be cyclical over the course of months. You can start with triples at 15 minutes and advance to singles at 30 minutes. This is how I trained for the last 5 years. I don't time my workouts but two hours is about the limit.

Right now I am trying out some cycles where I alternate in major lifts, dropping from singles to triples and end with a killer finisher.

If it seems unstructured it really is. I have no clue what the **** I'm doing really. It has some structure but mostly it's about rep density during a given time. You can cycle that however you want.
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