I would just like to start off by saying that I am not here to put anyone’s training system down, or to even try to shove my ideas down people’s throats. I just wanted to share my success with Mentzer’s Program…
I have been training for almost 8 years, doing all kinds of variations in workouts; from GVT, to POF, Max-Ot to some of Poliquin’s programs. But, after looking back in my training logs, I haven’t really lifted much more in the last 2-3 years when I incorporated old exercises I used to do when following different programs. It wasn’t until I really understood how Heavy Duty training should be used to be effective that I started gaining again. It is hard to tell yourself to not go to the gym, when all your buddies and all those magazines tell you different.
I now only train once every 5 days, and my strength is finally going up again.
In only 3 workouts, my deadlifts have gone from 335lbsx7 reps to 355lbsx6 reps. I had been stuck at a 1RM of 410lbs, and thought I was the shit! I couldn’t even do 6 reps with 315lbs… Anyways, this has been a rude awakening, and the logic behind the recovery issue has made me a big believer. This is intense and very productive!
I really recommend it!