For those who know Max OT

Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by therealdeal, Apr 30, 2005.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. therealdeal

    therealdeal New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2002
    Messages:
    7,775
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Canada
    What do you think of the 'muscle memory' postulation? I can almost always use heavier weights at the beggining of my set rather than at the end, but is this hurting my long term gains? Or does it only apply if youre 100% using Max OT?
     
  2. KetchupKing

    KetchupKing New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2003
    Messages:
    29,076
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Fobulous
    I have no idea what you're talking about but...

    if I attemp a 1rm before doing my sets, I can't do nearly as much reps or sets
     
  3. PreemO

    PreemO OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2002
    Messages:
    16,171
    Likes Received:
    58
    Location:
    Berkeley, Go Bears
    this shit is bananas, b, a, nan, a, s!
     
  4. vokuro

    vokuro Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2004
    Messages:
    2,900
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    socal
    :rofl:
     
  5. therealdeal

    therealdeal New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2002
    Messages:
    7,775
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Canada
    Um, the thing about Max OT that I read said that your muscles adapt based on your last set, so if you do your heaviest set first and your lighter sets later on than your muscles will adapt to your lighter sets...
     
  6. Jeff Merr

    Jeff Merr Elite Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2003
    Messages:
    11,532
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Northern California
    Sounds like you read another AST Paul Cribb artical to me, you gotta learn to stay away from those.
     
  7. Leo95SE

    Leo95SE The OMINOUS one

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2000
    Messages:
    2,849
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    over there, no here
    same principle behind CP.
    based on a study i posted a while back.
     
  8. therealdeal

    therealdeal New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2002
    Messages:
    7,775
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Canada
    The question is, what do you guys think about it? Like I said before, I find I can lift a lot more weight when my muscles are fresh. Its not that I'm not going to failure on my last set, its just that the failure for my last set is a lesser weight than my first set.
     
  9. Leo95SE

    Leo95SE The OMINOUS one

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2000
    Messages:
    2,849
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    over there, no here

    dont you prgressively up the weight on CP ME days?

    even on DE days, throw in a heavier set at the end on occasion.
    this trains your muscles toward the heavier weight.

    i dont have time to find the articles, but they are there.
     
  10. Leo95SE

    Leo95SE The OMINOUS one

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2000
    Messages:
    2,849
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    over there, no here

    if your looking to follow max-ot it doesnt work that way.

    heaviest you can consistently lift for 2-3 sets of 4-6 reps. if you cant do 4, go lighter, if you can do more than 6, go heavier. dont forget the 3-4 sets of warmup weight.

    personally, i think its a great program. my only suggestion, which i dont remember being in there, is to rotate the daily compound movement every few weeks. i hit CNS failure bgi time about 7-8 weeks in.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page