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Started By HIT (northwest, wa5, england)

Started on: 12/27/2004 8:48:19 AM, viewed 1658 times

hello guys,

I have been thinking a little about the athlete′s routine and my problem of deadlifts and squats overlapping I really think that the deadlift is superfluous anyway because pulldowns and squats cover the same muscle groups as the deadlifts or if you include dealifts then the squats and pulldowns would be unnecessary

squats rest pulldowns rest benchpress rest repeat

deadlifts rest benchpress/curls rest repeat

any thoughts

did anyone ever try the iso only routine I posted on page 6 of this thread, http://www.highintensity.net/Forums/ViewTopic.asp?topic_id=526&start;=20




leg extensions

leg curls




hyper extensions

side raises

rear delt raises



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Vincent (Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland) on 12/27/2004 9:25:57 AM

I also think there is overlap between deadlift and squat, but the deadlift is probably better for traps and spinal muscles than squat and chins/pulldown and I doubt deadlift work the quads as good as the Squat (maybe the Sumo Deadlift style…). The Pulldown mainly work the lats and also the upper traps but not really the lower traps, and spinal muscles.

Some found that the PGDL (parallel grip Deadlift) is a good way to mix squat and deadlift into one movement.

cb46 (t, state, usa) on 12/27/2004 2:17:39 PM

Minimizing overlap is a major concern for those of us who use a split routine. Since overlap cannot be eliminated with a split routine, it is imperative that such a routine is designed to minimize overlap. HIT is on the right path towards minimizing overlap, which is to regulate volume and frequency so that optimal gains take place.

HIT (northwest, wa5, england) on 12/29/2004 10:01:41 AM

Hi guys,

Has anybody on this board increased the rest between workouts to 4 weeks or over a regular basis? and does anyone use only one set of one exercise per-workout? if so could you please give details.


HIT (northwest, wa5, england) on 12/30/2004 8:36:28 AM

Come on guys,

Is there anybody on here that has long rest periods between workouts and use only one major compound per workout?. I cant stop thinking about Mike saying as we progress we need to constantly adjust volume and frequency, that change breeds change! how many of us change volume and frequency on a regular basis? some of us have been training many years and we still train around once every two weeks or so, some a little more. Surely some of us should be training once a month or so by now! remember Mike said every time we get stronger we need to adjust recovery accordingly, as the stress does undoubtedly increase.

Are we really applying the HD theory?


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