The original layer used 90% clusters with no emphasis on eccentric. The Max Growth Clusters use 80-85% with a 4 second eccentric. The article states the emphasis is on moving heavy weight.
I recently have been using some bastardized version of double progression and growth factor in the same workout.(more emphasis on size as opposed to strength- easier on the joints, etc).It's been pretty good, but, I'm beginning to get a little bored with this. Although, I am enjoying the "size" some, it may be time to put on some strength.
This Max Growth Clusters seem like it could make for an interesting transition. Like I said in my original post, the intensity of these first 2 workouts has made it such, that I couldn't finish my typical workout. I basically used it to replace the 5x5 first exercise of the day, and part of the 4x5 second exercise.
The 3 sets do take a good amount of time. The rest is needed! And even with the rest, I could not complete the 8-10- reps portion. I got 5-8. I'm sure this will all change as my body adjusts.
That's why I asked about how many exercises can you do like this in one session etc.
I'm thinking that this may be a good program to run while transitioning from a hypertrophy emphasized program to a strength emphasized program. Most recently on my 5x5, and 4x5 movements, I have been kin of ramping to a 5RM. I ramp up and when i start getting close to my "training" 5rm, is when I start counting sets. I do a couple sets at a particular weight if I have to, and I try to push a "session" 5RM on my last set if I can tolerate it on that particular day.