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Started By skinnydude (enfield, ct, U.S.A.)

Started on: 5/2/2006 5:31:14 PM, viewed 2334 times
athlete′s routine:not working

Hey guys,

I′ve been weight training for a few years, and like most people was very dissapointed with the lack of progress I made on traditional "volume routines". I started using a variation of HIT about six months ago. I made some progress, but found myself feeling burnt out very rapidly. Just about six weeks ago I started using the athletes routine, and I feel it is just far too intense for my body to recover from. I feel the exact same way I felt using other routines. I feel overtrained, sore, tired, and ultimately, I′m not making any progress. If I were to further apply the HD theory, I would simply cut back on frequency and volume. This seems ridiculous to me however, because I am only doing one set of four different excersises every two weeks. Any futher reduction, and I would hardly be training. I′m wondering if anybody else has experienced anything similar and what to do about it.

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Tdrag (Belgrade, Serbia, Serbia) on 5/2/2006 8:17:10 PM

Many people have experienced the same.But you will probably be called "midget of recovery" by HD trainees over here. I dont find it necesary to be true.

What were your previos "traditional volume routines" ?

RoyFokker (Unnamed, NJ, U.S.A.) on 5/3/2006 3:40:40 AM

I am on the same train. I was down to working out every two weeks and my recovery still was not enough to make much progress in gaining strength and my progress in putting on mass was not existant at all.

I found this interesting program called Stephan Korte′s 3X3 http://www.deepsquatter.com/strength/archives/ :

Basically you do tbe Bench Press, Squat and Deadlift 3 days a week, not to failure but at a certain percent of your projected one rep max. This way your metabolism is always activitated from frequent training and you can actually can mass, instead of spending all your time recovering all the time from to failure HIT style training.

latuk72 (moscow, 127566, russia) on 5/3/2006 5:10:04 AM

Yesterday I just finished 8wo on ahtlets rout. deads:was-142,5kg-5, now 160-5;dips was bw+24kg-5,now bw+31kg-6;squat was 107,5kg-15,now 125-14;chins was bw+12kg-5,now bw+20kg-6,i am very hapy,supplements and drug free.

RoyFokker (Unnamed, NJ, U.S.A.) on 5/3/2006 6:17:30 AM

Latuk, you just started started with HIT according to your other posts. After awhile when recovery is taking longer and longer you will see the initial progress melt. This is what happens to alot of people like everyone else posting to this thread before you.

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