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Waterbury Program for Growth?


#1

Hey everyone.

I picked the CW Program because I heard it was a really good one, and I heard 10x3 was the best for growth.

Anyway, I realized that it really is not 10x3, and is alot of 4x6.

For me, a 19 year old 150 pounder, should I be trying to do more sets/less reps like 10x3 in stead of 4x6?

Can I do the Water. program and just do 10x3 for each?


#2

What have you been doing so far? The 10x3 was designed for all those guys that have been doing 3x10 for so long it's a big change. The idea is that if you keep doing the same thing over and over you wil go stale so you need a big change to start new growth. It may not be appropriate for you. It's the change factor that's important here.

A beginner should do something like 3x5 as in Starting Strength. Waterbury was writing to more advanced lifters who could benifit from a change. 10x3 is too much high intensity volume for a beginner. You need more frequency.