First I want to say that I loved Bryan Haycocks articles on HST. Amazing!!! Thanks for getting me back to looking at stuff by guys like Bompa, Fleck & Kraemer. When I first read their works I had the bodybuilding type split paradigm blinding me to the effectiveness of this type of training. I really like HST so far. Whoelse is using a periodized type of full body workouts?
Renegade training…recently I tried some of the exercises that the good Coach(John Davies) advocates. Man I like that stuff. So after this and a second mesocycle of HST I’m planning a mesocycle using alot of those types of movements. I’m just wondering if I have too many exercises in it for one workout…overkilling things like I usually do heres what I have come up with:
Warm up: 2 circuits of dumbbell swings,iron cross and squat pulls followed by a few rounds of rope work. (As per his last article.)
3.Alternating Dumbbell Benchpress
4.One arm dumbbell rows
5.Side Bent Presses
8.gluteham raises(harop curls)
10.seated dumbbell power cleans
12.leg raises with pike
18.finish off with Davies stetching program
Okay almost 20 exercises!!! Before you call me a nut. I’m only planning 1 to 2 sets per exercise. Also I will be altering the weight from workout to workout keeping the reps low except for a few exercises. 3 workouts per week. Also remember my upper back is a priority and my lowerback is about as healthy as Enron. Okay not that bad but I have chosen the exercises(and order) based on weaknesses and injuries. I just know I adapt much faster to workload with full body workouts. So any comments are helpful. Any exercises you think I should eliminate? Order? Missing? John D. you out there? Thanks and good training everyone.