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Value of EDT for strength?


#1

Have any of you guys tried Staley's EDT for strength?
http://www.t-mag.com/nation_articles/225plat.html
I am comeing back inti training seriously again after 6months of inconsistent workouts goofing off. My goals are to increase stengt and ad
a litle muscle along the way..
I would really apreciate any info and good tips from people who have tried it..
Thanks:)


#2

I'm guessing that it would be fine for novice/intermediate trainees however advanced lifters aren't really going to be using this in droves.
could be usful while getting back into a routine, however after 4-6 weeks i'd switch to something abit more focused like Westside.


#3

Me like DVD


#4

My girlfriend did it for two months (after about 6 months of previous training experience) and had good strength gains.

looks like a good program for those goals, and since youre in the state you are.

according to her it was very hard...

Lior.


#5

I've been lifting for about 9 years now and no program has ever increased my strength more than EDT. You just have to do it with the proper exercises.


#6

Cool,

Did you mean to say that you like EDT?


#7

No I prefer DVD over VHS :slight_smile:


#8

What about BETA


#9

Ok, thank you for the input. DVD who'da thunk?!?!
Ill Cazzo, I think that one had to employ exercizes that help with weaknesses but still are money exercizes. Please correct me if I'm wrong in my assumption:)
Did you use all the recovery techniques staley outlined -if so -how much benefit did you feel it gave you?
Well I think I?ll give it a go. I'm just worried about overtraining, so I'll feel my way through it and see when weeks of rduced intensity/volume are needed.
I've done WSB before and loved it :slight_smile: But still, there's more than one way to skin a cat, and I think it will give some nice hypertrophy..


#10

I've done a modded EDT for increasing my strength-endurance with Kettlebells. It was a conditioning program, and it was hellacious. But I got a lot better.

I've never used it for "pure" strength, but the concept it is based on is solid. Give it a shot for a while, and see what you think.

Dan "Pure" McVicker


#11

Hey,
I did use "money" exercises as you said, pretty basic stuff...Cleans, Front Squats, Push Presses, and the like for the Core exercises, and I used the other PR Zones for correcting weaknesses.

I used the ice massage on days where I just knew I was gonna be sore as hell the next day. It works, but like everything else, use it sparingly.Used a surge type drink, stretched after workouts, and i have football practice on my off-lifting days so I guess that could be considered my "moderate cardio haha
On the EDT arm specialization program, I took 1/2 and asprin (150mgs i think) 30mins before the workout. And I get massages 2x's a month....dont know how much it helps with recovery, but I'm not turning them down anytime soon.
PM me if you have any more specific questions.


#12

Also, take Dan's word for it, EDT w/K-bells for conditioning is brutal.


#13

Thank you everybody. I'll give you an update on my progress on this prog :slightly_smiling:


#14

I wrote an article on how to modify EDT for strength. Check it out at my website.

Mike Mahler