Question re: HST website

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  1. Chalkitup

    Chalkitup New Member

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    My interpretation of this is that if I can rep 200lbs for 10 today and I'm going to start my 10 rep block on monday then I should do 10 reps of 175 on monday 180 wednesday etc. So then I get to 200 on the last friday but I could already lift that so I haven't increased my max and for the first few workouts I'm lifting under my max?

    I would have thought that I'd start on 200 on the monday and then 205 wednesday........ finishing with 225 on the last friday so that I'm increasing from my current.

    Can anyone explain this to me?

    edit: From here..... http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/hst_notes.html
     
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    hst isnt for jumping up your weight, it's for building muscle.
     
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    Chalkitup New Member

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    NVM I misinterpreted this statement


    I know that HST isn't for jumping up your weight but as you become stronger (side affect of training and increasing size) you become more comfortable with your max and therefore need to increase it. I believe with HST you only increase it at the end of each 8 week block though and it's done be re-assessing your 5-10-15 rep max

    If this is correct then if I were to calc my 5rm now and it was say 265 then in 6 weeks I got around to that block I'd be lifting 240-245-250-255-260-265 for that block but my 5rm would have increased over those 6 weeks leading in so 265 wouldn't be my 5rm anymore. Get what I'm saying? If you calc out your 5-10-15 rm at the beginning then by time you get around to the end your max should be > now
     
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    I would try HST, but GODDAMN that shit is even more confusing than westside! Does the shit even work?
     
  5. Chalkitup

    Chalkitup New Member

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    What in particular are you confused about?
     
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    Riot OT Supporter

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    just use the hst calculator on their website

    all you need to do is enter your max's (ex: 200 lbs) and what increments of weight you want to use to get there (ex:10 lbs)
     
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    Leb_CRX OT's resident terrorist

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    how is HST anyways?

    I keep hearing mixed opinions
     
  8. armond

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    Requires dedication to stick by it, this can make it very intimidating. I plan on starting it with my bro, seeing as a spotter should be around, especially during later parts of the plan.
     
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    Chalkitup New Member

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    Why would a spotter be so necessary when you're lifting below your potential? I assume that by "later parts of the plan" you're referring to the 5rms, but you're not hitting your actual 5rm until the last day of the block.
     
  10. AznRyda

    AznRyda キモかわいい!

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    The negatives.
     
  11. Chalkitup

    Chalkitup New Member

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    Ahh the negatives.... :ugh2: WTF?
     
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    I find that when I did my 15 and 10 RM, towards the end of each I was getting exhausted, so the spotter would be needed for a safety precaution, not saying you can't lift it, just saying, freak accidents occur.
     
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