For the next 3-4 weeks I have decided to do EDT before going back to one of the NROL routines. This was todays routine. I am doing an upper/lower split. I am not doing the Mon/Tues Thrs/Fri. Instead I am doing a day on/day off.
A1) flat dumbbell press 70 for 35 reps total
A2) Seated cable rows 120 for 35 reps
For 15 min I will do a set of each exercise. Once I hit the 15 min mark, I stop
B1) standing dumbell press 35 for 20 reps (too light) 40 for 15 reps
B2) pull/chins bw for 35 reps
Same as above.
C1) Close grip bench 135 for 25 reps
C2) towell dumbell curls 25 for 25 reps
Did these two exercise for 10 min.[/quote]
For your reps listed, do you mean total reps completed in the 15-minute time frame? For example, you used 135lbs in the close-grip bench for 25 total reps? So you basically did sets of 2-3 reps the entire time?
Your total reps seem low…much lower than normally prescribed for EDT. Normally, you would aim for a minimum of 40 total reps, and in Staley’s latest article, he talked about hitting 50-70 total reps per exercise during each 15-minute time frame. This applies to hypertrophy.
I used EDT when it was first introduced. I picked a weight I could do 10 reps with and then started out doing sets of five. At the end of a 15-minute time frame, I would hit a minimum of 40 reps (usually broken down into 8 sets of 5 or 10-12 sets of 5,4,3,2 or 1).
He recommends setting it up differently if going for maximal strength.