It's an honour to hear from you on my very first post!
Haha, Really though, appreciate you dropping by.
I see what your saying Prof X.
But,I recieved an excellent answer from Christian, and would like to share.
*- Is there a exercise selection significance?
Yes. Pick exercises that allow you to lift big weights. A squat is better than a leg extension for example. Start with heavy compound movements in the 4-6 reps range (even going as low as 2-5 reps from time to time) and you can finish with assistance exercises for the muscles involved using the 6-8 reps range.
Is this like something you incorporate Prof X? Maybe I could pick your brain for a few tips or ideas? =)
I was thinking for a upperbody vertical day, it might look something like this:
Bench Press 3-4 sets of 4-6 reps
Dumbell Press 3-4 sets of 6-8 reps
Chest Flys Maybe? 3-4 sets of 8-10 reps
I would setup back the same way.
*- What is kind of goal is achieved in using this type of "powerbuilding" training?
Building muscle mass (primary focus) by increasing strength (secondary focus). Basically it's bodybuilding with a powerlifting mentality.
I am guessing you could work in the lower rep ranges for the heavy basic compounds, and then work in the functional hypertrophy zone for the supplementary lifts.
He also mentioned this when I asked him how he would periodize this breed of training.
"This would require a whole article! The basic scheme is a 4-weeks block in which the 4th week is an unloading week, where volume is reduced by 50% but intensity maintained. After each 4-weeks block, the exercises and/or methods are changed."
I actually favor block schemes, and fell in love with it after reading his "black book of training secrets"
I am planning on designing my "Accumulation" block scheme based on this "powerbuilding" (defined by CT), then maybe following it up with CW's SFM.
What is your take Prof X?