OK, you’ve seen all the good points of Meltdown Training in the article, I’m not going over those again. So, here’s my thoughts on some of the drawbacks of Meltdown Training that you guys may wanna consider… 1. Over-training - General. If you’re on a cutting cycle like I am, I feel that there’s too much volume (for me anyway), especially when you throw in the cardio in the afternoons. When bulking it ‘may’ not be a problem, but when getting ripped you typically don’t get all the nutrients and sleep you need for full recovery. I NEVER go anywhere near failure, and am thinking of reducing the number of sets done. 2. Over-training - specific. When done exactly as per the article (and mostly when on a cutting cycle), this training method is brutal on the lower back and shoulders (especially if you’re doing skipping for your cardio sessions). I can feel my lower back starting to let me know it doesn’t like it, and I expect my shoulders to do the same before long. I’m altering certain exercises to compensate as I feel necessary. I’ll post them here if anyone’s interested, and I’ll definitely put it up on my website I’m making for my current cutting cycle details.
3. Falling on your head. I don’t ever come close to chucking up. I feel the burn at times, but my main problem is just having ANY energy remaining to finish the set. As a result, I usually get very light headed and have tunnel vision. Gets to a point where I’m moving quickly to the next exercise and find myself walking sideways, as I lose my balance and am about to fall on my head… all fun and games. Just something to watch out for. I think there was something else, but can’t quite recall. I’ll post it if it comes to mind. Comments? Cheers.