I just read an article by Thib that taking squats to this level may not be optimal. You might get CNS burnout. Your CNS takes 5 or 6 times as long to recover.
I watched the Olympic trials as this dude tried to do the 400m trial 30 minutes after doing 400m hurdles. He couldn’t even finish the race. If an olympic athlete can’t recover in 30 minutes, from all the lactic acid and CNS crash, I’d imagine that GVT for squats might be too much for most.
IMHO, lifting shouldn’t mess up your life too. GVT seems to me to be for pros and such, who also don’t work at regular jobs. I have to be able to walk.
That depends. If you go to failure, that would be a problem. Avoiding it throughout the workout should lessen the risk.
Elite Olympic athletes have the ability to recruit all available muscle instantaneously, and this fatigues them to a great level. The high school varsity player would have no problem doing both within 30 minutes.[/quote]
That makes good sense! Someone who could recruit every fiber would be at an advantage and be where they were, in the olympics. I stand corrected!