Hey, What About Unplanned Increments?

Discussion in 'Hypertrophy-Specific Training (HST)' started by NWlifter, May 24, 2018.

  1. NWlifter

    NWlifter Active Member

    good post, good quote form the FAQ too!
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  2. Blade

    Blade Super Moderator Staff Member

    This is exactly what I am doing in my current training cycle. I split it up into an A/B routine, tested my 15RMs then just subtracted 10% off of that for starting loads. So each A and B workout incremented 5% and I got in 3 workouts of each. Then I backed off 5% to get some zig-zag and switched into 10s. I will do the same when I reach my 10RM, but I have also planned to start stretching out the cycle a little more by doing 2 workouts of each at a certain increment before going up etc. I will see as I go :)
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  3. NWlifter

    NWlifter Active Member

    Cool, your routine interests me, especially with the AB setup
  4. Blade

    Blade Super Moderator Staff Member

    BB OHP
    Shoulder-Pull (see a video of the difference from Face-Pulls here: )
    Loaded and banded pushups
    Narrow grip Pulldown (chins when I get closer to 10RM)
    Bulgarian Split Squat
    Leg Curl

    Medium overhand pulldowns (pullups when I get closer to 10RM)
    Unilateral RDL (will switch over to bilateral for the 5s)
    Leg Extensions
    Occasionally throw in 1-2 sets of lateral raises - but I like to keep my workouts minimalistic and short :)
  5. NWlifter

    NWlifter Active Member

    cool, thanks for posting that
  6. _Simon_

    _Simon_ Active Member

    Ah nice, I've haven't done too many A/B routines, they look like fun, and I guess as each alternating exercise is still progressing in load it wouldn't be too much variation (it is only two exercises being alternated between I guess).

    Yeah I do like the more intuitive approach of not planning every load, and yeah if I find I'm coming too close to an RM too quickly, I'll also repeat a load the next workout to stretch it out a bit. I remember reading one of your articles Borge saying that it isn't absolutely crucial for load to progress each and every single workout without stopping hehe

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