Last year I did some reading on HST(Hypertrophy Specific Training) because it looked pretty interesting as a training protocol for the winter mass building session. The way in which it is built around hitting your muscles 3 times a week with increasing weights seemed pretty logical to me and also it seemed that this might be a way to workout 3 times a week with one or two exercises per muscle without taxing your muscles too much that you can’t recover. I have heard others bash this style of training before… ala MIke Mentzer style… but I feel this has taken it to a new level where you actually are working… not fooling yourself into thinking you are once a week.
Anyhow I started using HST 2 months ago so a full cycle has finished. I have gained 25 lbs.. I have no doubt that it is a good chunk of muscle as it can be seen but of course some is attributed to fat and water. I doing a massive eating regime because it also looks promising and builds off controlling your hormones which is key.
I am getting ready to start my next cycle again this monday… with much ambition I might add…
OK enough of my rambling.. I am starting this thread because I want to get some feedback from other HST followers. Meaning muscle recovery, new growth, strength, and how this compares to other protocols used..