Have you noticed a lot of muscle growth since you have been training in this fashion, Sub? I understand the greater inroad and greater exhaustion and different feeling that you are talking about, but occlusion studies have shown mad growth in just a couple of weeks ... Are YOU getting bigger? I'm probably the worst example of training a particular fashion because I like the way it feels to me and then realizing eventually that it wasn't accomplishing anything. SuperSlow comes to mind ... I got great pumps and a very deep burn right in the muscle and never in the joints or connective tissue. I worked my butt off and felt great! I also never grew. My understanding is that ACIT is your attempt to come close to occlusion without tying off various bodyparts, and I commend you for a great idea. The whole attraction of the occlusion studies (for me anyway) is that they showed amazing quick gains in size. Is that happening to you? Is that your goal? I appreciate you freely sharing all of your research. Thanks!