2-3 warmups, 1 all-out set and 2 RP for chest. If that takes 20 minutes I’d have to ask what you are doing in the gym.
Then a total of 5 bodyparts x 20 minutes each = 100 minutes which is about 1.5 hours.
From this site;
"The biggest challenge is feeling like I haven’t done enough. In less than an hour, I got through chest, shoulder, tris, and back width/thickness. even though I left the gym totally and completely wiped (on the verge of puking, actually), some part of my brain kept telling me that I hadn’t done enough.
The benefit is that lately I have been loafing through workouts. Saving my energy for the “next set” that never seems to come.
With DC, you have 11-15 reps to give every shred of energy to. No pacing yourself and I am loving the hell out of it.
Will keep you posted."
"Want to do more? No fucking way. Felt like I wasn’t doing enough is more like it. The transition from 15-20 sets per bodypart to 2-4 warmups and then one work set just takes some getting used to.
Focus is incredible. When you know you only have one work set, you hone in like a laser."
1.5 to 2 hours is too long.
If 2-3 warm up sets is all you need for chest, then you are either too weak to be dc’ing in the first place or you arent warming up adequately. Try 5-8 warm ups which will take between 10 and 15 minutes, then your rp sets which will take about 2 minutes to do, rest, stretch, which takes another 1-3 minutes. Thats for something simple like chest.
Quads will be anywhere from 5-10 warm ups with rest so about 2 minutes total per warmup set, heavy straight set, adequate rest, widowmaker which will take 2-3 minutes, rest, stretch 1-3 minutes. See what Im saying?
Im not pulling this out of my ass either. If you go to Dante’s forum, there are a lot of guys there who will tell you the exact same thing as me. If Scott were still on this board, he would tell you the same thing, Brendan Ryan would too.