Can you further explain the concept of “outroading” (it sounds like a Hutchins term/observation ) and “gaming” and how it differs between 10 three second reps and 1 thirty second one (I am fully aware of the Arthur Jones term “inroad”).
Even if their are shortcomings in performing regular reps, then surely this would occur on pretty much any regular style set of repetitions ?
Plus with 30-10-30 the focus is on negative fatigue .
A 30-30-30 also has many problems such as the difficulty of maintaining set quality throughout 90 seconds (the 10 regular reps in the middle do to some extent provide a mental respite from the extremely slow movement pattern) without “expert” supervision. The fact that only a tiny percentage of people who would try this method have such supervision , highlights a potential shortcoming of this particular method.
But no single protocol or method is close to perfect.
30-10-30 alongside 30-30-30 and 10-10-10 are all variations of the same theme which is to provide a form of negative “emphasised” training.
You mention trainees using large loads quickly stagnating . Isn’t the reason that the overwelming majority of people using “large loads” is because they are at the upper end of their genetic potential and unless they start a particular programme at lower than their best loads they always quickly stagnate. Improvements in strength at that stage are with very few exceptions minor, and improvements in lean tissue even harder to come by.
I look forward to hearing your response as I’m not a scientist , and whilst I like to share my experiences, I also like to see ideas questioned ,challenged and debated, and in the process further my own knowledge/education.