Does anybody have any experience with this stuff? I was getting bored with my normal chest routines today, so I went ahead and tried this. I did German Volume Style Training trying to get a 10x10 Bench Press.
Actually I did 10-10-10-10-10-10-9-7-6-5 reps. It didn’t feel like much so I went ahead and finished it off with 5 sets of flyes.
Does this work or not? I’ve hit a chest plateau and I need to make a drastic change. The idea behind German Volume Training is to reach a certain “volume” or number by leaving plenty reps left in a set, even if you can do 15… you’re only supposed to do 10; this is so strange to me becuase i’m used to doing about 10 all out reps then drop down and hit 10 more than drop a third time and hit 10 more.
I guess you’re supposed to keep doing this until you reach all 10 sets with 10 reps, then add weight and start all over again once you can do 100 reps with a certain weight. I guess next chest session I will try harder on those last 4 sets. But it was my triceps giving out on the last 4 sets and not my chest, so I’m not sure if this is going to work for me or not. I usually do about a dozen supersets with about 6 different exercises.
Has anybody had any hypertrophy gains off of this or is this strictly for building strength? If its just for strength gain, then maybe this will help me get over the chest plateau I’ve hit.