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Started on: 10/17/2003 2:21:22 PM, viewed 2627 times

Anyone have any ideas on the above. I have been training with HIT for about six months without any great results. I had been using the routine outlined in Muscles in Minutes but after recieving HITTMMW I quickly changed to that.

Having read some interesting stuff on superslow I have began experimenting and I suppose merged the two. My workouts now are basically the ideal routine from HITTMMW but with the isolation movement completed using a 10-2-10 cadence. I keep bigger movements on a 4-2-4 basis.

My question is really can anyone tell me if I am on the right or wrong track. I am currently training once per week with the above routine and have felt better about these recent workouts. I am only approaching a full cycle so I haven′t been able to compare strength yet. Any ideas?

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HIT_JEDI2003 (Gaylordsville, CT, U.S.A.) on 10/17/2003 9:06:46 PM

Hey man, this is a HIT forum. That better not be stvseg bringing his IART/Brian Johnston flames here, and now Superslow. Check this guy out valseg.

jimpaul (zanesville, ohio, U.S.A.) on 10/17/2003 10:10:19 PM

hey guys, hey jedi, I may be wrong but so far his post doesn′t seem to be antagonistic or trying to be leading anyone down a different path. I′d say that he′s asking for people′s opinions, we can oblige. I would not want to think that someone couldn′t ask a few honest questions and receive some honest answers. As a beginner who hasn′t been able to purchase the books and videos, I too have a lot of questions, some that I may have read from other sites, but most from just within here. I will let the guys who know better, answer your questions IV. Please don′t prove me wrong………….Good luck!

dafortae (a, a, U.S.A.) on 10/17/2003 10:43:51 PM

IV, you probably have poor genetics. This DOESN′T mean you can′t have good gains though. I would do the following in a 2-1-2 rep cadance:

Routine 1

1) Pulldowns

Routine 2

1) Squats

Routine 3

1) Dips

Routine 4

1) Calf Raises

Each routine has 7 days off inbetween workouts. I′m 100% positive you WILL gain on this routine (as long as you′re not doing a lot of aerobics or have a profession that you do a lot of manual labor). If you do this as prescribed about, you′ll do great. You′ll just have to trust me.

If you have terrible genetics, this routine will allow you to put 100% intensity into each set, because it′s only 1 set every 7 days! You′ll give it your all and WILL see good strength gains.

Good-luck with your decision.


IV (BELFAST, N. IRELAND, UK) on 10/20/2003 10:08:27 AM

Thanks for the genuine responses jimpaul and dafortae though unfortunately I can′t say the same about jedi.

To give you a bit of background, the reason I started using the slower cadence is because I have a shoulder tendon injury and using normal cadence with heavier weights was uncomfortable and I found going to failure pretty difficult. Having used it on lat raises and flyes I felt a really good burn and so decided to experiment on the other isolation movements.

I appreciate your consolidated suggestion though I do generally feel well recovered from workouts and as a result have tended to stay away from the more abbreviated routine.

I suppose my question really is can anyone tell me if I am doing something wrong using this method. I know feeling good about something isn′t scientific but it surely is psychologically motivating.

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