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Crash Training?

Anyone here ever give this or something similar a shot? http://www.pponline.co.uk/encyc/0236.htm should the link not work or not be allowed, briefly it is It is the doubling or even trebling of the training load in quantity AND quality for a period of not less than two days and not more than seven days, followed by an EQUAL NUMBER of recovery days. And does it work? Well, one very good example was the spate of shattering world records achieved by the Chinese women runners under the direction of the autocratic coach, Ma Junren.

The scientific explanation for its success revolves around one word: supercompensation.
My gut tells me that it is sport specific, and may work for strength training, but hypertrophy goaled training??