Teaser trailer for a Josh Bryant remix of a Fred Hatfield scheme called Breakdowns.
Basically a “heavy” set of 4-6 followed by a “medium” set of 8-12 then a “light” set of 20+ reps. Here Bryant keeps it simple and calls it a “Holistic” approach.
(Somewhere)In this interview Dr Hatfield goes into more detail about the “Breakdowns” setup.
Dr Squat says to use Compensatory Accerlation on the “heavy” set of 4-6. This rapid forceful movement will recruit the most 2a fast twitch fibers.
Then a steady "bodybuilder"execution on the “medium” set. To get after the 2b fibers.
Last the high rep “light” set to get the slow twitch type 1 fibers.
Hatfield said that while you work one fiber type the others recover, so he said to do the heavy, medium, light sets in a series without much rest. Then repeat that 2-3 times.
In the interview Hatfield talks about using the same exercise with 3 different weights, but I think Bryants way of using multiple exercises is more fun. I’ve messed around with CAT dumbbell bench, medium dips then light Pec Deck machine In a circuit and it was cool.
I like the idea of Bodybuilding or hypertrophy training with “strength” training methods. At first it seems crazy, but then it’s like a no brainer. Pro bodybuilder Stu got me excited about this when he talked about getting more recruitment with less weight and less reps using CAT.