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Max Growth Cluster for Assistance Lift?


#1

Could the Max Growth Cluster technique be used on a big assistance lift? Or is it mainly used on the first main lift of the day?
I was thinking about
Squat- work up to 3 RM
Front squat- Max growth cluster

And
Bench- work up to 3RM
Incline- Max growth cluster

Thanks for any help


#2

I believe the original article written by Coach Christian Thibaudeau about Max Growth Clusters says it could be used for ANY exercise, and I think your plan is a pretty good idea actually. I might try this myself in fact. First, you ramp up the nervous system with heavy weights and you then do 3 sets of max growth clusters at around 85 % of 1RM. Seems like a pretty good way to stimulate strength and size gains without spending a lot of time in the gym. This all might only take like 30 minutes with a warm up. Maybe add one or two isolation exercises and you’re good to go.
But lets hear Christian’s thoughts on this though.


#3

Has anyone else tried Max Growth Cluster for an assistance lift?