It looks like you actually cut some stuff out of the DC Template. Most people who want to alter it usually want to add stuff.
Why can’t you just do the DC Template?
If you’re doing something “DC inspired” but you’re not doing DC, then I think most people would agree that you’re missing out, especially if you’re not using Rest-Pause sets. [/quote]
The primary points of DC in the gym are 1) ever increasing poundages on select exercises that you respond well to, 2) low enough volume to hit the muscle frequently to get in as many growth phases as possible, and 3) switching out an exercise for similar when you stall.
I took those points and applied them to a simpler format with less rotating of exercises (because I simply don’t need that much variation to progress, I haven’t reached that advanced point yet). I was enthralled with DC principles and the logic of it, how getting as strong as possible and having low volume but making up for that with mind-blowing intensity. You could say what I’m doing is more HIT than DC. I am definately not trying to call this ‘DC Hybrid’ or something because that is just stupid, I’m simply taking the principles behind it (low volume, high intensity, progressive poundages) and applying it to something less complicated and more linear.
The point is this: I will see what lagging muscle groups I have if I stick with this long enough to get to dipping a dozen reps with 100lb on my waist, squatting 400 on the widowmaker, OHPing 270 etc. Strength is a deciding factor when it comes to size and I would rather reach those goals while eating like a rhino than worry about how many angles I have got covered at the expense of getting stronger on a prime few selected exercises. Iron Addict meets DC I guess haha.