Okay, I just finished reading a lot about German Volume Training. (As I’ve mentioned, I’m currently doing Waterbury’s 3 Day a Week Full Body workout and am 45.) But GVT really intrigues me. Here are the reasons:
- I’m 45 and I find it significantly harder to put on muscle with a demanding job, a new marriage and family and, well, the ravages of time. And GVT has only one purpose in life: hypertrophy.
- One objection to GVT is that you may lose a little strength. At 45 I don’t care about losing strength. Just give me an extra inch around my arms - that’s all I ask.
- Another objection is that it’s boring. Again, I could care less: just give me more muscle. I can dream about lying on the beach in San Carlos.
- Another objection is that it can be non-athletic in nature, because it is concentrated around one exercise (at least in the original GVT from what I understand). And again, I could care less: I’m not in any sports or athletics so that’s not a big deal. With GVT I’ll still be stronger and more athletic than 98% of the guys my age any way!
Now tell me:
- do I have a bad attitude? If I just want to boost T and gain muscle, isn’t GVT one of the safest and most effective ways to get there?
- I’m saying that because as I age I find that the more I lift, the more the injuries. It’s almost as if there is a threshhold with each lift where injuries will occur and GVT will keep me under that threshhold while still granting me the prize I long for?
Let me know the error of my thinking because, otherwise, in a few weeks, I’m going GVT…