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chris adams 06-03-2008 02:04 PM

June 08 PM mass gain
Hello! Thanks again for putting out a quality journal. So many times I thankful that I'm now reading this instead of the latest issues of the general H & F mags.

I have a couple questions regarding the june 08 mass gain template. Which I started on Monday.

Today (tuesday's) workout calls for 60 % 1rm power C&J which, when I tried, seemed very light. (my 1rm = 195.... 60% = apporx 120) I didn't have any taxation at all. It felt more like just warming up.

Q. When a wt seems "too light" should I up the wt?

Q. Also, what is the rest period between sets of the heavier lifts? I figured it was just enough time for recovery (ie a couple breaths during the back squats). If I start getting towards failure then I figured I would extend the rest period a little bit more.

Thanks for your time!

Greg Everett 06-03-2008 07:28 PM

The Tues workout is intended to be very light - the goal is 1) recovery and 2) speed. So resist the urge to bump up the weight significantly and cut into your recovery capacity for the real work of the week.

Rest as long as you feel necessary (generally 2-4 min).

chris adams 06-03-2008 07:59 PM

got it! Tuesdays are speed and recovery. I will keep the wt at the correct %

Thank you Greg!

Chris Longley 06-18-2008 10:58 AM

Just to hijack this one - when it says "3 x max" for the pullups, does the max refer to reps or weight?


Greg Everett 06-20-2008 09:04 AM

Max reps

Dan Heaney 09-11-2008 05:21 AM

Does anyone see a problem with moving Sat's training to Thurs? I can only train with bumpers and platform M-F. I don't forsee it as a problem but there may be something I am missing. Thanks

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