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Started By welshace13 (Haverfordwest, sa61, UK)

Started on: 2/18/2007 3:12:49 PM, viewed 2148 times
Wanting to do the Mentzer Consolidation Routine.

Hi guys. I bought "HIT the Mike Mentzer Way" the other day and im thinking of doing his consolidation routine.

Workout A

Squats 1×10

Chins 1×5

7 days rest

Workout B

Deads 1×10

Dips 1×5

7 days rest repeat…

What are your guys views on this routine and for those who have tried it what results have you seen?

Please give me advice if there are any excersises you would add or any changes you would make.


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Danobolic (Canada, Ontario, Canada) on 2/18/2007 10:41:30 PM

Hey welshace,

It would help if you gave a quick resume of your current training history and development in order to gauge if the routine would the next step for you…

welshace13 (Haverfordwest, sa61, UK) on 2/19/2007 8:54:03 AM

well ive been training for the past 2 years. never gained any size on all this high volume stuff. so lately ive trained deadlifts, squats, chins and dips once a week and seen a massive improvement. but i find it hard doing these 4 big excersises in 1 workout and i find it hard to put alot of effort into each as for example if i train deadlifts to failure then im to fatigued to train anything else to max potentiol. so i want to split it up some more so i can train much more intensly.

Vincent (Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland) on 2/19/2007 11:51:58 AM

I do a very similar routine once every 4 days :

Dips 1×1

Chins 1×1

Deadlift (on a box to have a full range of motion) 1×1 or 3×1

I don′t do a 1RM (don′t go to failure) so I can recover in 4 days. It′s what I′ll change to the consolidation routine : a little bit less intensity and a higher frequency. If I went to failure I would overtrain very quickly even with a MUCH lower frequency. I think you can alternate between deadlift and squat every workout.

howard (peterborough, pe4 6ny, united kingdom) on 2/19/2007 1:25:21 PM

Hi vincent,im howard,so how have you been geting on doing this type of training? only one rep!! im doing the consolidation routine but a bit more spead apart! squats,dips,deadlift,pulldown in that order, one exercise every five days.as i find i only have to concentrate on going to failure on ONE exercise at a time! but have for a time wondered if could get away with,or get better results with lower reps on exercises! im useing standard rep ranges at the momment, 6-10 upper body 8-15 lower body. what would be yours thoughts on this? as even mike mentzer says he found higher reps on lower body works better! could you fatigue legs on squats with low reps? what kind of progress have you made training one rep? i was thinking of trying 2-4 rep range,so i can the take to failure!! thanks for any advice!!

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