If ya’all will allow me to do some self-promotion, please check out all the positive feedback I’ve gotten regarding Escalating Density Training (EDT):
By the way this workout will kick your ass. Good luck.
Sometimes I feel that with all the programs available and all the expert strength coaching advice, we tend to overcomplicate things. With the arrival of Charles Staley’s EDT program, I realized that training should be less complicated. I’ve been using EDT training for a few weeks now, and I really like the idea behind it. My workouts are short, intense, and fairly high volume with improvements nearly every week.
I'm in my second week as well and I'm sure I've gotten bigger. My shirts are tighter and I've gained about 2lbs. I think this would be a great program to combine with Mag10. For me I've noticed that after the first few sets the weights feel lighter and then heavier as I run out of steam. I'm guessing this is due to the effect of supersetting antogonistic muscle groups. I'm also using Surge and I thnk that helps. I plan on upping the intensity each week until week 4 the going on to phase 2 with a possible break in between the two. This is a really cool program.
I havent done HIT training yet, but i have been making mad gains with EDT. by far my favorite workout i have ever done. and im only 2 weeks into it!!
"I've been doing EDT for two weeks now and already friends have been mentioning that I look bigger and leaner." — Jesse
"I just want to thank you for the incredible workouts I'm getting from your EDT program. I've completed Phase One and yesterday was the start of Phase Two. The idea of doing more reps in a specific amount of time, although simplistic, has worked like magic for me. EDT forces you to account for each second and after years of working out using several well-designed programs, I can say that EDT gives me the most "bang for your buck." Judging by the amount of hypertrophy I'm getting from this phase, I can't wait to see the strength phase! Escalating density = escalating intensity = "Ouch!" Thanks again." — Corey
"Just wanted to let you know your two articles on EDT have kicked my ass. I have lost a few pounds fat/water without dieting!" Thanks— Mike Holladay
"EDT is the best! I usually don't post a straight up HELL YEAH viewpoint...but here is one for those that care. EDT kicks ass. I've tried almost every routine that testosterone.net has reported on, and this one is by far the best (Ian King coming in second). This is just such a simple way to progress! I've got to say, I've felt EDT to be just on the edge of my consciousness...knowing there had to be a simple way to judge progression, and then there it was. I'm getting great gains for the first time in a while (EACH WEEK!) and got to say props to testosterone and Charles Staley for the kick ass program. If you haven't tried it....do."
"I've gained five pounds in twelve days without changing my diet, without drugs, and without gaining any fat. I'd love to hear more about EDT in a book or article.Thanks man." — Shane
"I recently began using the Escalating Density Training routine by Charles Staley. All I can say is, OUCH! I have tried Ian King's "12 Weeks of Pain" routines and they were hurtful, but Staley's routine has produced more muscular soreness than I have ever experienced. It's not just the first few workouts that produced soreness, but every workout for the last two weeks, plus the pump I get is absolutely incredible. Not to mention the fact that I don't feel guilty about my lack of cardio with this routine; in fact I began wearing a heart rate monitor because I thought I was going to have a heart attack. My pulse rate is maxed out during the entire workout. I can't say enough about the workout, especially the workout planning. All I have to do is pick four exercises and go balls to the wall, a total no-brainer.
I love the pain and intensity of this particular workout; all the cattle (people who allow themselves to be led rather than forging their own way) in the gym look at me like I’m a psycho. They haven’t a clue what working out is all about." — Brian C. Kowalewski
"The sheer effectiveness and brutality of the EDT program does not come across in the written word. This is a TOTAL gym experience" — Alwyn Cosgrove, CSCS, Director, Cosgrove F.A.S.T Systems, Newhall, California.
"Once again your methods blow me away in their simplicity yet their incredible effectiveness. The best part is every workout is a competition to perform better than the last workout and that is tremendous for motivation. My trainers are psyched with their results and our clients see progress every time they complete a workout. Although I mainly train to increase combat performance, EDT is a great cycle to use for body composition. Thanks again, Coach!" — Tim Larkin, Master Close Combat Trainer and Creator of Target Focused Training.
"Charles has redefined simplicity with his Escalating Density Training system. Do more in less time and you will grow. I wish I had known about EDT while on the National Team (Luge). It would have saved me a ton of wasted time and training." — Jonathan Edwards, Olympian.
EDT has been working GREAT for me as well. I've also had several of my clients on it and they like the results...........although the brutality of it makes them not like me too much during the workout.