I guess this certainly refutes the whole 'all pros ramp up to one top set' thing though, based on that interview. From the sounds of it he does all his working sets to failure. Four sets of squats to failure followed by five working drop sets of hack squats. Not quite the whole ramping thing really.
He trains high volume year round. His workout partners were talking about how he does 4 worksets of back squats then 5 worksets of drop sets for hack squats. P.J, even said "we don't believe in any of the high intensity shit". They love the volume over there in New Haven.
Point of the story though is that Evan is the man. Good luck to him on Saturday.
That Oscar guy is the same guy that Kai uses right? Fucking guy was cooking Kai's meals and what not during prep for the Arnold. No wonder Kai dumped Charles Glass. By the sounds of it Oscar makes deeper connections with this clients. Whatever the case I'm still impressed by Evan's culinary skills.
Who said "all", most still do even if we've seen a few exceptions (wolf using regular sets on all but his main movements for example).
I haven't seen any training vids from centopani yet apart from a bicep vid he did with Fankhauser (they did a cable curl drop-set there, but then again McGrath also occasionally does drop-sets, especially when nearing a show or for shooting vids, while his normal training is the same as most other pros').
I'd still like to see some actual off-season training footage of his. Anyone got a few better vids or some DVD or so?
the only reason i could think of for using straight sets is that he would have to use a lot of weight for his top set if he ramped...and maybe he just isn't willing to get under that much weight...but idk...he's definitely the exception from all the vids i've seen...