About a month ago I started an EDT arms specialization program based on Charles Staley’s T-mag article (www.testosterone.net/articles/208edt.html) and his new EDT book. I wrote the foreword for the book so I had the chance to read a pre-release copy.
Arm training was done twice per week, EDT style. Everything else was trained once per week on non-EDT maintenance programs. Cyrotherapy, Surge and Power Drive (in club soda) were used, as per Staley’s instructions. One or two of the exercises were changed to fit the equipment I had available. One arm workout was missed during this time due to soreness from taking up racquetball again. Diet was slightly above maintenance.
Results: a little over one-half inch increase on each upper arm. Noticeable improvement in forearms as well. (Other people told me this, but I neglected to measure them.) Considering my training age and background, these are remarkable gains for only 4 weeks of training.
I truly believe that specialization is THE KEY to growth for advanced lifters who are long past their newbie gains. EDT fits into this perfectly.
Future plans: Do two more weeks of EDT arms and shoot for three-fourths of an inch total gains. Then diet down a little while doing a “regular” training program. In January I’ll start another EDT specialization program; haven’t decided what body part to target yet.
Just wanted to pass along my results. I’ll provide more info soon at T-mag in the “Stuff We Like” columns, plus I may do a whole article on specialization techniques for experienced lifters if there is interest. If you have any questions, fire away.