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German Volume Training Questions!

Is this method still one of the top or been surpass by new stuff, (Waterbury,thibodeau)…

I remembered that the gvt was very popular in the late 90s…

Would you still recommend it for mass plan…

Thanks

[quote]crankMAN wrote:
Is this method still one of the top or been surpass by new stuff, (Waterbury,thibodeau)…

I remembered that the gvt was very popular in the late 90s…

Would you still recommend it for mass plan…

Thanks[/quote]

bump cause I wanna know the answer :stuck_out_tongue:

Here’s my two cents:

Yes, GVT works great as a hypertrophy method. Gains, for me, were along the lines of freaky dramatic. But, the gains stopped pretty quick. As in, by the third workout I was completely spent. If you read Poliquin’s “five elements” article, my personal experience was almost exactly like what he writes under the section on wood-types.

So, for me, I would include it as a “booster shot” routine in my yearly plan. Maybe do it twice a year. Use it for a couple of weeks each time, then go right back to my regular training.

Others may see long-term gains with the method, but I don’t know anyone who has. I’m not doubting the existence of individuals who make long-term progress with it, I just don’t happen to know anyone personally who has.

As a side note, I never tried the 10 x 6 or the 10 x 5,4,3 variations, only the 10 x 10 variation.

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Works great for bringing up lagging bodyparts too

Doing the 10x5 variation with 2 mins rest between sets works very well for me for about 3-4 weeks at a time

Works best for my arms. I learned that with GVT i change the exercises every 2-3 workout. So if i do chest for 10 or 10 with flat bench, on the 4th workout ill go to say declines for 10 of 10