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2 or 3 Zones For EDT?


I'm coming off a long layoff, and after spending a few weeks easing back in to training, I'm ready to try something new. I've been meaning to try EDT "forever", so why not now?

I always thought of EDT as 2 PR zones, but came across this article: http://www.staleytraining.com/articles/the_edt_fat_loss_solution_lose_1_2_fat_per_week_with_no_dietary_changes/

3 PR zones sounds totally killer, but I'm up for the challenge. Does anyone have any experience with this sort of EDT? Is it better to start on 2 PR zones and ease into 3, or just to go for it? The article lays things out pretty clearly, it was just new to me, so I'm wondering if anyone can tell me more about it...



I think two PR zones is better for someone new to trying EDT. The original EDT articles/workouts posted on T-Nation had three PR zones. But you could also give three a try and see how it works for you. Three 15-minute zones 3-4 times a week should be good provided you eat correctly and get proper rest.


I did EDT for a while, it was a lot of fun. I used two zones with alternating compound upper/lower movements. Doing it that way, I dont think I could manage another. However, maybe some isolation (abs, calves, forearms) stuff for the middle zone would be managable.

I'd start off with two, though. Just a suggestion.


I really liked doing two 15 minute zones of BIG compounds upper and lower then one 10 min of isolation for smaller parts you may have lagging or want to bring up. makes a killer 40 min w/o