Wow… I have never trained with this type of intensity before. My first day I decided to go with the hardest exercise (the squat), figuring if I can power though this workout the following will be a walk in a park. My rest periods were between 60 and 90 seconds averaging about 70.
I started with my 60% 1RM (a conservative 165lbs) and learned that my strength endurance is pathetic. I quickly realized 165 was too much and dropped to 155.Still, given my results I have no idea if this is the correct weight. They are below:
Set | Weight | Reps
1 165 10
2 155 10
3 155 10
4 155 10
5 155 10
6 155 05 * what the hell happened here???
7 155 06
8 155 07 * this is consistent with what I read
9 155 05
10 155 05
Also, I had no spotter and would only perform the rep if I knew I could maintain strict form.
I was also pleasantly surprised that my back did not bother me at all. Normally they bother me slightly but I think using the lower weight was a good safe alternative.
I did one other workout, farmers walks, 4 sets with 85lbs in each hand for about a 100 foot loop around the gym. I was so tired I had to go with 85s instead of my normal 105 per hand.
So, did I perform the GVT correctly? Any tips or advice for someone starting the program. I read a fuck ton of articles so I would rather hear from personal experience.