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My Experience On EDT

Hello All

I hope to show you my progess of my EDT experience.

My first workout today (21 nov 07)

A1. Chin (Reps were 3,3,3,3,2,2,2,1,1)(20)
A2. Dips (Reps were 5,5,5,5,5,4,3,3,1) (36)

B1. Curl (Reps were 5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5)(70)
B2. Tricep Ext (Reps were 5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5)(65)

C. Deadlift (5x60kg, 5x60kg, 5x70kg, 5x80kg, 5x80kg)

Chins and Dips were bodyweight only
Curls and Tricep Ext were with 18Kg (To light)

I am currently on the cutting phase of the Anabolic diet to slim down down a little. But January onwards will go onto the Mass phase.
Will do more posts when i have alittle more time.

Markandspike

I had bad experience supersetting chins and dips in EDT because they both recruit my lats and they don’t get rest so my numbers go down.


This is me on September the 6th. Started Diet Sept 7th.

Me weighing 12st 12ibs now. Loss 25ibs so far.

That is a nice tactical move of using the spawn to hide your belly. Good job on the weight loss though and good luck with your training.

Thanks Scott. You can see my muffin tops. But belly hide by my son Matt. We were on holiday in ibiza. Slimming down for next holiday at lanzarote in Feb.

I bought the EDT book to read. I may try it out this coming summer after my current routine gets stale. I’ll keep an eye here to see how you like it. Good Luck and congrats on the weight loss so far.

Progess so far

Date Exercise Weight Reps Increase
22/11 Chin body 20
25/11 Chin body 24 20%
29/11 Chin body 25 4%
02/12 Chin body 26 4%

22/11 Dip body 36
25/11 Dip body 41 14%
29/11 Dip body 48 16%
02/12 Dip body 54 12%

22/11 Curl 20kg 70 To Light
25/11 Curl 30kg 46 Ok
29/11 Curl 30kg 48 4%
02/11 Curl 30kg 53 10%

22/11 Ext 20kg 65 To Light
25/11 Ext 25Kg 41 To heavy
29/11 Ext 25kg 41 non
02/12 Ext 25kg 44 7%

25/11 Deadlift 5x60,80,90,90,90
29/11 Deadlift Non
02/12 Deadlift 5x60,70,80,90,100

Bit of a update.
Date Exercise Weight Reps Increase
22/11 Chin body 20
25/11 Chin body 24 20%
29/11 Chin body 25 4%
02/12 Chin body 26 4%
7/12 chin body 27 4%
10/12 chin body 29 7%
16/12 chin body 31 7%
19/12 chin body 32 3%

22/11 Dip body 36
25/11 Dip body 41 14%
29/11 Dip body 48 16%
02/12 Dip body 54 12%
07/12 Dip body 55 2%
10/12 Dip body 61 11%
16/12 Dip body 63 3%
19/12 Dip body 64 1%

22/11 Curl 20kg 70 To Light
25/11 Curl 30kg 46 Ok
29/11 Curl 30kg 48 4%
02/11 Curl 30kg 53 10%
07/12 Curl 30kg 60 13%
10/12 Curl 32.5kg 48 Weight increase
16/12 Curl 32.5kg 52 8%
19/12 Curl non

22/11 Ext 20kg 65 To Light
25/11 Ext 25Kg 41 To heavy
29/11 Ext 25kg 41 non
02/12 Ext 25kg 44 7%
07/12 Ext 25kg 45 2%
10/12 Ext 25kg 46 2%
16/12 Ext 25kg 50 8%
19/12 Ext non

25/11 Deadlift 5x60,80,90,90,90
29/11 Deadlift Non
02/12 Deadlift 5x60,70,80,90,100
07/12 Deadlift 5x70,80,90,100,102.5
10/12 Deadlift 5x70,80,90,100,4x110
16/12 Deadlift non
19/12 Deadlift 5x70,80,90,100,110

Looking back over the last month.
Currently have lose 30Ibs and at 16% bodyfat.

I will add Squats once a week 5x5 and alternate with the deadlifts. Add some more weight to dips, curls and ext. I will also have a update photo beginning of Feb.

markandspike am i reading this rt you are doing only 5 exercises? how many times a week? thinking about starting edt trying to find the best exercises to give it a shot.

Hi Print

I am mainly focussing on weight loss at minute so limiting my total volume. I got the routine from RepGasm: The EDT Upper-Body Growth Explosion by Charles Staley (see my profile for the link).

Mark

Thanks for the response

Just read The Ultimate Guide. to Massive Arms: Escalating Density Training. Volume I: Arms. By Charles Staley. I found the book about of a disappointment. I know Charles has to make a living but this book could have been boiled down to a 2 page article on T-Nation.

Mark

I am now upto
35 bodyweight chins
34 Dips with 10kg.
38 curls with 35kg but slower neg tempo
38 Tri Ext with 27.5kg but slower neg tempo.


Hi my before and after photo’s now.

Before 205Ibs


And After 171Ibs

Very good job man. Keep it up!