Bloobird: He also says you gotta know your body and how it responds to nutrition and food very well. That will take a couple of years of dedicated lifting and eating, if you ask me. You could have been "lifting" for 8-10 years and went nowhere, and you would probably end up hurting yourself if you started a DC program (or just making no further gains). Dante also says "no guys under 20".
You would think that, many have forgotten this and focus more on getting a pump and beating the muscle into the ground. They don't seem to notice that they are lifting the same weights they were last year(+drop sets and forced reps and super sets etc) and wonder why they are the same size.
Couldn't agree more. I tried out DC for the first time during my bulk from April to November and got quite good results but concluded that I'm still not ready to train all muscles "DC-style".
Widow-makers for legs are not for me. I ended up using too low weights (instead of 10 max for 20 reps) and didn't get the results I wanted. My lower back simply gave out during the 20 rep squats.
Now that I got back to a <36 inch waist I will be getting back on the bulking waggon and do a routine that is close to DC in everything but legs where I will be using more sets in traditional bodybuilding style.
Know this: extreme stretching separates mice from men!
BUt if you do the research (you DID didn't you?) then you would see there is a big HUGE gigantic NO NO to teenagers doing the stretches........ im not a big physiology buff so i will take a back seat to those more knowledgable than i on this topic.
i remember a specific stretch dante did for lat width he refused to explain anymore, for the fear it would be done improperly, especially by a teenager who would then go and cry to his parents that "dantes routine injured me!", thus causing mr. trudel some problems. maybe thats what 300andabove is refferring to.
and to the OP, im gonna ask, did you post at IntenseMuscle, get told you shouldnt do it, then come here to get a second opinion? kinda the feeling im getting.
ive never seen someone curling 20 pound DBs with 20 inch arms.
and ive never seen someone with a 3/4/5 for reps who is small either.
there must be some missing link, right?
how does general fitness keep coming about in BBing anyway? i understand the difference and if youre content with just getting into a healthy weight then cool, but that stuff doesnt belong here, end of story.
I don't see how the fascial stretching couldn't be used by those who can't follow the other protocols of DC. I've never seen a post by Dante saying teenagers should stay away from it. Idiots maybe, but then again idiots shouldn't be around heavy, metal things anyway.