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Coach Staley Please

Charles,
What are your thoughts on doing an EDT cycle such as the following for upper body specialization (maintenance for chest and legs)

Monday:
Delts w/Back (15 min PR zone)
Biceps w/Triceps (10 min PR zone)

Wednesday:3x8 for pecs, legs, and abs

Friday:
Delts w/Back (15 min PR zone)
Biceps w/Triceps (10 min PR zone)

Saturday: 2x12 for pecs, legs, and abs

**I’d like to maximize frequency as Chad Waterbury suggests, and still utilize PR zones from EDT. I’d even considered using 3 days of 2 10 minute PR zones for the upper body.

Critiques/thougts?

DH

Can you give me specific exercises? That’ll help me to better analyze this

[quote]Disc Hoss wrote:
Charles,
What are your thoughts on doing an EDT cycle such as the following for upper body specialization (maintenance for chest and legs)

Monday:
Delts w/Back (15 min PR zone)
Biceps w/Triceps (10 min PR zone)

Wednesday:3x8 for pecs, legs, and abs

Friday:
Delts w/Back (15 min PR zone)
Biceps w/Triceps (10 min PR zone)

Saturday: 2x12 for pecs, legs, and abs

**I’d like to maximize frequency as Chad Waterbury suggests, and still utilize PR zones from EDT. I’d even considered using 3 days of 2 10 minute PR zones for the upper body.

Critiques/thougts?

DH
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Thanks Coach,
I’m thinking various overhead press varieties with chins/pulls for one day. Then perhaps a steep incline of about 60+ degrees and some low pulley rows for the delt and back days for two different workouts. Then on the arms I’d use the variety of scenarios you suggest in the EDT Massive Arms book. My pecs grow by doing almost anything. They would also be stimulated by my doing dips on the tricep section of the arm PR zone.

For me, I really like to bypass the pecs and develop the old style power/mass physique before “man-boobs” were in fashion. :wink:

DH

Coach Staley: I have asked the same with a twist:

Mon; 8x3 Deadlift
15 min PR Zone pull ups/inc Press

Wed: 8x3 Hang Clean
15 min PR Zone bi’s/Tri’s

Fri: Squat 8x4
15 min PR Zone dec bench/rows

Any thoughts??
Thanks

Bear,
I have seen a Staley program similar to what you have.
It went like this:

5x5 squat, dead, etc.
-you have fifteen minutes to complete
5 min. rest

PR zone 1
-10-15 min. can’t remember

PR zone 1
-10-15 min. can’t remember

You could definitely do something like you are talking. 8 x 3 is the same volume, higher intensity though unless you concentrate on speed strength. Then maybe do a PR zone of 15 min and a second for 10 min. I think just one PR zone is not enough volume though if you are trying to gain.