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Help with EDT Routine

Hello,

I am new to these forums and to the EDT workout. I am confused and somewhat intimidated by the workout. I have been working out and strength training for over 4 years now - and since I hit a plateau over the past 6 months - I would like to start this new EDT program. Problem is, however… I have yet to come up with (or find) a decent 3 day-a-week (or) 4-day-a-week workout routine for the EDT. Do you have any suggested routines that work?? Any advice,suggestions?

Thanks for the help!

Chest/Bi
Back/Tri
Quads/Calf
Delt/Hams

Any split that allows you to pair muscles that are fairly well spaced will be fine for a beginner to EDT IME…

That said… it is HARD. I also only use it for certain goals… if someone wanted size i would not opt for that personally - although muscle is of course built on the program.

An ntagonist workout is a classic EDT template but i found it flawed… The arm day is considerably easier than the chest and back day for example! But totally do-able… and the arm day gives a feeling of a slightly lower intensity or volume day, without that actually being the case:

Chest/Back
Bi/Tri
Delt/Lat
Ham/Quads.

If you want it intense you can pair two exercises that use the same muscle - but that is not for a full workout but more for a one off punishment for… missing a meal or some such… :wink:

I haven’t used ED for a long time actually - there is an ED article (or 5) on this site that tell you how to create sessions IIRC…

So here is the Routine I have come up with so far. Does this sound like a good routine to you (based off what I have read and suggested routines by the creator himself).

MONDAY
PR1
BenchPress/
Chins
PR2
Bent Rows/Bumbell Military Press

TUESDAY
PR1
Seated Calf Raise/Back Squat
PR2
Leg Extension/Leg Curls

THURSDAY
PR1
Lat Pulldowns/Close Grip Bench
PR2
Straight Arm Pulldown/Plate Raise

FRIDAY
PR1
Chin-ups/Triceps Dips
PR2
EZ-Bar curl/Lying reverse tricep extension

Thanks again for the help!!

I like DB I.Bench and DB Chest Supported Row…because you do the bench then flip yo ass over and go. I’ll take a 10rm and pump out 5-6 reps, flip over continue. Get in 10 sets in 15 minutes. The first 5 fly by…:slight_smile: My first time through I did the first 5 sets in 5 minutes…and the last 5 sets in 10 minutes. It’s a “different” workout.