Just read an article you wrote called “Hardgainer”…wish I read this 30 years ago, lol…
I am gonna follow this routine and put my own little spin on…
- Instead of the 4/4 cadence…I am gonna use 30-10-30 method on Monday and friday
- Will only go to failure once in a while or a 10-30 method
- Instead of shrugs, gonna do calf raises
- Wednesdays will be 10 controlled reps
- Wednesdays will be the following exercises Instead of the ones listed in the article
…nautilus low back
Ps…this will be with very little rest in between exercises
That looks like a nice grouping. I have no additions. Report back in a couple of weeks.
Do you have a link to the article?
It’s on an app that does not allow to share content with nonmembers
Just curious - was this from the Hardgainer 2.0 digital publication?
I don’t know what that is
I got it from old-school strength by John Wood
Hardgainer was a print magazine run by Stuart McRobert. He is a fan of abbreviated training routines, so his training philosophy is similar to that promoted as HIT. The magazine ceased publication some years ago, but recently resumed as a digital only publication. Since the article title was the same as the new publication, I wondered if there was a connection.
McRobert’s “Hardgainer” is some good stuff. I have the print magazines going back to the very first one. I have not got the new digital version.
I will say this…the abcoaster is not an easy exercise to perform
i decided to change it up even more, Mondays I do leg ext, leg curl, leg press, calf press, chest press, pullovers, shoulder press, preacher curl, triceps ext and ab crunch
Thursdays I do leg abductions. Leg adduction, pec deck, pull downs, laterals, reverse curl, dips, twist, back ext, ab coaster
I am doing all exercises in a 3-1-5 cadence to failure (8 to 12) reps instead of the 30-10-30 just for a change of pace…plan on returning to 30-10-30 in a couple weeks
I am feeling the soreness for a couple days
My question is, can you explain what the difference in two 30 second negatives compared to twelve 5 second negatives is? Is your explanation written in your killing fat book?
I understand the difference in a 3 second positive compared to a 1 second positive…and I believe that’s the difference I am feeling and why I am feeling some soreness…practically no momentum as with 1 second there us a little bit of momentum
Alternating both styles may be better than applying one exclusively. Why don’t you do that for a while and let us know what you think?