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Full Body Workouts And MAG-10


#1

What do you guys think about the full body, 3 a week training while on MAG-10?

Should I stick to full body workouts and just increase the workouts to 5-6 times a week, or should I go back to opposing muscle group workouts for the two week MAG-10 cycle?

I'm leaning towards the full body stuff, but I dont want to burn myself out.

Any thoughts?


#2

I think it's all about personal preference. However I would NOT do 5 full body workouts per week. That seems pretty ridiculous.

Anyway, if I wanted to maximize a PH cycle, I might want to stick with something I was familiar with. Otherwise there are just too many variables (new exercises, set/rep schemes, the prohormone, etc.) If you haven't ever done full body 3 x week training, I might do it for a month or so to get the hang of it, and THEN once everything is in place, start the PH cycle. Or, stick with something you know.

RIT Jared


#3

CW's Quattro Dynamo would be a great program when using MAG-10, as you'll be doing full-body workouts 4 times a week training many different attributes (maximal strength, endurance, hypertrophy, explosive strength).

I know that Shugart has begun doing full-body workouts three times a week, but he has taken a different approach (more exercises, less sets, higher reps). I prefer CW's recommendations, as HST and the way Shugart is doing it never worked for me.


#4

One of the primary benefits of using a PH or other "performance enhancer" is the increased recovery rate you experience. Unless I'm greatly mistaken though, this does not apply to the nervous system. Based on that, I think you've been given excellent advice.

That is the advantage of CW's quattro program. By itself it helps reduce the shock to the nervous system; coupled with a PH, you should experience great gains.

TD


#5

Thanks RIT, Nate, and Token.

I actually found the Quattro Dynamo program yesterday and decided to try it when I start MAG-10 on monday.

I can't wait for the 25 rep squats... Never puked in the gym, but there's a first for everything :slight_smile:

Thanks again guys...


#6

During one of the hurricanes a few weeks ago, I was bored from being stuck in the house for so long, so during one of my "off" days from doing SFM, I decided to do some high-rep squats. I took 135lb and did two sets of 20. It was quite fun and gave me my cardio workout for the day.

During a previous hurricane, I did one set of 20 and then followed it with five more sets of 10 while reading T-Nation, posting on the forum and waiting for the storm to pass!

It's nice having a home setup to do things like that whenever you feel like it, even if it's almost midnight on a Friday or Saturday night! LOL!


#7

Yeah, Nate,

During the Hurricane, all we had at my girlfriend's uncles house was a bowflex. Let me be the 1,034,065th person to officially claim it to be useless. Unless you like doing awkward 1/3 reps. You were alucky bastard. I was aching to get to the gym after being locked up for two days. (and then having the gym closed for five days afterwards for Frances)


#8

Damn that sucks.

It must have been comical using that thing! LOL!