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Started By Superhik (Belgrade, Serbia, Serbia)

Started on: 6/6/2006 11:05:14 AM, viewed 1967 times
Questions for KROME regarding further consolidation


You may remember that few months ago, in a topic started by Hammer titled "More than 4 weeks off?", you wrote: "I can remember HIT4life saying that Mike recomended him to drop deadlifts and do squats/dips/chins. One set of each exercise every two weeks."

Can you please tell me whether this meant that he should have done all three exercises in the same workout (one set each) or split them into three separate workouts?

Also, do you know what was Hit4life doing before that Mike`s recommendation? Was he on the Athletes` routine or something?

Thank you very much in advance and be strong,


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Equalizer (Pittsburgh, PA, U.S.A.) on 6/6/2006 2:50:27 PM

Mike felt that deadlifts were the greatest exercise you could do for overall size and strength gains. Hit4life was the one who was cautious about doing them himself after a certain point.

Something that I recently realized. The 2 trainees that Mike used for examples on his Underground Seminar, 1 gained 25lbs. and the other 40lbs. +, both increased there Deadlifts by an average of 200lbs. above there starting strength over a 3-5 month period. When I recently asked Krome how much strength he gained since starting the Consolidation Program it turned out that his Deadlifts had gone up about 200lbs and lo and behold he has gained over 40lbs. during that time. It may just be true that the Deadlifts are the most important exercise of the Consol. Routine after all if your goal is maximum size and strength gains.

Superhik (Belgrade, Serbia, Serbia) on 6/7/2006 9:47:16 AM


You`re absolutely right on deadlift being the best exercise for overall mass and strength development ("the best growth-producing exercise", to quote Mike), since it engages almost the whole body. However, just for that reason, it overlaps with other exercises a lot, especially with squats and pulldowns if we talk about the Athletes` routine. So maybe it should be eliminated at a certain point, when one gets so close to his genetic potential that can`t stand any overlap. I am personally light years far from that level, and am just curious what exactly Mike recommended to super advanced trainees, like Hit4life.

Be strong,


HIT (northwest, wa5, england) on 6/7/2006 1:43:41 PM

Hi Superhik,

the exercieses are split in to separate workouts.

check out the link below


i would just split the athletes routine up, one exercise for one work set per workout.


Equalizer (Pittsburgh, PA, U.S.A.) on 6/7/2006 2:11:25 PM

According to Hit4life, he stated that eventually you will get to the point where you will need to be training with 1 exercise/set per workout once every 7-10 days and he used Squats/Pulldowns/Dips as his example. Type in Hit4life in the search box and find the post Hit4life E-mail for more info.

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