Cycling For Pennies Dante Trudel - Dc Training

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  1. roy@/_

    roy@/_ Mr Intensity 2017 Top Contributor

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    Cheers mate good info.

    I'm trying to get to grips with how much volume I can handle with higher frequency training.

    V useful to see whats working well for others :)
     
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    Like I say this just an e.g.
    Iv done all sorts and sure I'll do even more diff approaches etc
     
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    roy@/_ Mr Intensity 2017 Top Contributor

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    Indeed
     
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    Nice one @Jim

    Pretty similar to what ive been doing.

    I go

    Push
    Pull
    Rest
    Legs
    Rest
    Repeat

    PPL with an A and B workout. Trouble i have is being strict with the progression
     
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    How do you mean with the progression?
     
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    I'd also add that the ppl listed above is what id do
    I'm pretty well balanced and dnt feel I need to focus on any particular areas
    If I did it would be set up differently so it would address the issues.
    That's just the bare bones of a typical workout.
     
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    In all honesty mate being lazy with regards to tracking and beating numbers..

    Dont get me wrong i will push as heavy as possible on that day but not always will i look to the previous session for a target.

    I was doing it, but if something fucks it (i.e life shit etc) i lose focus and start to just take it session as it comes if that makes sense.
     
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    Only advice I would add for frequency increase training is start low and add sets slowly.
    3 to failure sets per big body part twice a week is pretty good start then maybe trim it to two exercises for 2 work sets each. I think you are better lower and always recovered (nearly always) than going straight into multi set sessions.
     
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    For @roy@/_ and @tomlet1
    This was posted about 10 years ago on pro muscle by respected member LATS and I think it's still a great read and great for frequency junkies. This was independent of DC training knowledge at the time if memory serves. It shows that DC LATS Phil hernon, big A etc all felt the same ish way about training. Hit it hard,quick and heavy then leave it for a few days then hit again.


    i walked into the gym and of course, he is 20 minutes late. he is wearing cut off sweats and a baggy t shirt. his quads are beyond big. the best legs i have seen on a non pro his height. his only down fall is his calves. he tears the shit out of them but, it is a struggle. he is 5'6 and this day he weighs 239 and very lean. (i will post pics of him very soon. face blurred of course lol) his best upper body group is his delts and traps. he tells me he is doing chest back shoulders today. WTF!!! i ask him howm many sets of each. he says three. i decided to wait and see what he was going to do and not ask a ton of questions just yet. he and his workout partner start doing pushup and light lat pulldowns just to get blood moving. after just a few minutes of this he heads to the incline bench. he claims he can do over 400 pounds for reps on it. his partner nodds in agreement. he does a set with 225 pounds for 6 reps pausing at the chest each rep to get a stretch. he then goes to 315 and does the same. warmups are over. remember that this is free bar. he loads up for one big set. pounds is put on the bar 405. he unracks it and proceed to do 5 controlled reps to failure....i shit a brick. he then moves to the flex leverage upright bench press. he puts 4 45's and a 25 a side. no warm up. he cranks out 8 good reps with it before failure. we then head over to the incline set low and he proceed to grab the 125's dumbells. he gets them into position and nails 13 good reps. he then says chest is over. he rested only a few minutes between sets. next was lats. one warmup of hammer front lat pulldown and he was set. he puts 4 45s and a 25 on each side and gets 5 good ones and a cheat one at the end. we then head over to the dumbell rack and he grabs a 165 pound dumbell and starts doing one arm rows. he gets 9. after catching his breath he goes to the low pulley row and puts the whole stack on. it is hard to tell how much weight it is because it is a old machine and the poundages are worn off the plates. anyway he did the whole stack and hit failure at 11 reps. next was shoulders. he started at the rear delt pec dek. it was a icarian model. he 190lbs for 7 good reps. he then moved to the dumbell rack for side laterals. he grabbed the 65's and nailed 10 good reps plus some partials. last was hammer shoulder press. 3 plates and a 10 each side for 13 reps. then shrugs. he loaded up the hammer standing shrug and did about 11 to 12 reps. last was two sets of abs done weighted on the leg raise. 42 minutes had past.
    now for the logic behind it. he states that he only goes by research that proves how muscle grows. he does not want to get involved in anedotol evidence. (can you tell he has a degree lol) he told me the next day was arms and legs. then he would repeat the first days workout. the only difference the second chest, back and delt workout would have is he would reverse the order of the exercises and that would give the first days heavy exercise a break by having it do 11 to 15 reps instead of 5 to 7 reps. this would be repeated until he felt he needed a break for a day. he came to this workout after weighing all evidence of how a muscle grows and responds. he says that he rarely gets to sore from this workout but, that soreness is not a indicator of a muscle readiness to be worked again. even if a muscle has slight soreness to it, it does not mean you cant train it. he says that if you are very sore two days later then you have done much to much volume. he went into detail here so i will give you the short version. he says that muscular growth occurs within 36 hours of stimulous. that is when protein synthesis is at its highest. he is basing this on many studies that he researched when he was going to the university. he tried to explain that muscle growth was not hard to come by. all that was needed was a disruption of muscle fiber that required it to respond to certain stimuli. doing too much volume was the reason for the long breaks between sessions that is seen by most bodybuilders. he believes that if it takes that long to recover (which he claims is mainly nerve recovery then muscle fiber recovery) then you are wasteing a hugh amount of time. you are giving the muscle the stimulous to go one step forward then waiting to long and making it go back to its original state. he believes that a muscle is going to start degenerating in about 48 to 72 hours.
    based on this he says that bodybuilders need to cut volume back greatly so that they can take advantage of this time span. he believes that one should find out how much volume they can get away with while still being able to train the muscle in 48 hours. also, he states that the other reason for the low volume is to not tax the central nervous system which takes more time to regenerate that muscular tissue. when he feels he needs a break he will take a extra day off. the varying of the reps scheme he says is essential to take advantage of different tut schemes and is needed to have optimal growth. he switches the exercises rep schemes so to avoid injury in any certain plane of motion and to give that joint a break.

    now if this seems strangly similar to phils training routine, i noticed it to. i brought up phil's routine to him and how it worked (as best i could anyway) i told hime that it was a little to strange that you had the same reasonings. he first said " you talked to phil hernon !!!!????" what happened to that guy"??? after explaining phils life story and his new addiction to penis pumps he said "isnt that wild.. we do have similar training styles. he must have weighed all the evidence and did alot of studying on the logistics of muscle growth" while he was talking i was thinking about how the penis pump might work for me... i snapped out of it and asked more questions while he sucked down a protein shake. i brought up past champions that did not use his system and they had great muscular growth. i then played devils advocate and said that maybe this workout only worked for phil and him because of their great genetics.. "look idiot, it is based on science pure and simple. not a fucking weider principal. weider set bodybuilding science back 40 years. most, if not all past champs got there by superior genetics and their bodies ability to assimulate drugs well. not because any real thought went into their program". after the sting of the idiot comment wore off i asked about drugs.
    he stated that drugs are not an excuse to up volume. find what works naturally and then exploit it even more through proper drug use. he said that the reason why some people do not respond well to drugs is that they do not properly understand why they work. he said "it all comes down to protein intake. steroids up protein synthesis big time. hell, you can even grow a little not training if you take gear and have a huge amount of protein in your system. now add just enough stimulous to disrupt cells and fiber and there you have it. now hit that muscle often as possible and you will get bigger. much bigger"
    when i asked what gear he prefered he said, " you can not beat fina. high androgen, highly anabolic, no water retention, no estrogen related problems... can not beat it." i asked about test and he felt that test should be the basis for all courses but, he liked the results he got from fina based courses too. the day we were together he said he was on a course of 100 mgs of fina eod, 100 prop eod, eq at 500 mgs a week. he will be on that for 6 weeks then switch to 4 sust amps a week(spread out every other day) 100 mgs prop eod, 30 mgs of dbol a day. he takes no anti e's right now since he has had gyno surgery a few years back. they removed all mammary glands and ducts. so he has not had to worry about that lately. he stays on for 16 weeks at a time then takes 6 weeks off. during that time his training is cut back slightly. he trains two on and one off those days to add a little in recup and to give his mind a bit of a break. but, the training is basically the same.
    while i am at it, the leg/arm routine he gave me goes like this. 1 set leg press (one leg at a time) 5 to 8 reps, one set leg ext (one leg at a time) 9 to 11 reps, one set squat for 12 to 15 reps, standing leg curl one set 5 to 8 reps, stiff legged deads one set 10 to 12 reps. arms: hammer preacher curl 1 set 5 to 7 reps, hammer dumbell curls one set 8 to 10 reps, cable curl one set 12 to 15 reps. lying dumbell ext one set 5 to 8 reps, pushdowns one set 8 to 10 reps, one arm overhead ext one set 12 to 15.
     
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  10. roy@/_

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    Thanks mate reading now
     
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    It's pretty cool how much of that makes a re emergence with up to date research in the fortitude ebook.

    @Scott Stevenson
     
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    Cheers for this mate!

    Just started PPL and I was wanting to make sure I doing it right lol
     
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    Like I say that's just a very basic way that I'd do it
    I like to keep shit simple
    But yea if you were to follow this, eat high pro cal surplus diet and push the weight/reps up you'd deffo add strength and size...
     
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    Thanks for mention, Roy!

    Don't forget that I did DC (or experimented with it) and was Dante's official endorsed DC trainer for many years. Before, during and after that I was also in grad school and digging into the research, so a lot of those pieces were coming together. I was also doing basically what Dante has set up in DC training, with the exception of RP sets.

    I learned a lot from
    1.) sticking with the basic DC two and three way protocols for years (I can't emphasize this enough for those who are program hoppers)
    2.) then experimenting with those.

    -S
     
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    Does anyone have any links or know where to get the DC training vids
    Jason Vojo ?