What do you guys think of MAX-OT training principals?

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  1. Jeff Merr

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    Ive been on my own custom style workout plan for a while, its about time to switch up my routine again, i was curious about your guys view on MAX-OT? Ive gotten the vibe that AST is a huge marketing company and is really biased, so im curious if this follows over into their training principal, are you for Max-OT or against it? Ive never done my sets 4-6 reps, i usually stick to 8-10, anyways, what do you guys think?
     
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    Demize One 18 plus 3.2kw = GTFO

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    I just started it so i can't say too much about it, but i can tell you this. I feel that im getting alot more out of a workout now as opposed to when i was doing 8-10.

    He (the author) talks about them mentality of it all, basically I get real focused and lift my max 4-6 times, chill for 2 min and do it again. It makes me feel like im accomplishing somthing.

    constantly pushing yourself to go harder and more intense, seems like a good thing to me.


    I guess it comes down too, do you buy the authors philosophy? if you do, i can see someone making good gains with this program, you just have to buy in.

    but no way in hell would i buy all the shit he slangs in the book :rofl:
     
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    SlowNegative Her name is Rio

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    I've been using Max-OT for the past 6 weeks - I tried for 8-10 reps every set before. I've grown.
     
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    Seems at 4 reps a person would be lifting a pretty high % of their 1RM. For example, my 1RM for flat barbell bench is 345, so for 4-6 reps, the last one being failure, i would be lifting what like 280lbs or so? Im just curious how this routine has been on your guys joints.
     
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    Demize One 18 plus 3.2kw = GTFO

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    I just recovered last night from mondays legs :rofl:


    So far so good, but again im still in the first week. Give it a try, if it kills your joints, look for somthing new.
     
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    I only train 4 days a week so i needed to consolidate their 5day a week training program, what do you guys think ?

    Monday - Chest/Triceps
    Tuesday - Quads/Hams/Calves
    Wednesday - Back/Biceps
    Thursday - Traps/Shoulders

    ...i would take the exercises and rep and set ranges from Example Workout #1 - http://www.ast-ss.com/jeffwillet/articles/workout_schedule/workout_schedule_1.asp
     
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    I loved it when i was on it, saw great gains in both size and especially #'s.
     
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    Ok, just typed it all out, heres my final training schedule:

    Monday - Chest and Triceps
    Chest:
    1. Flat Bench….3 sets 4-6 reps (After warm-up)
    2. Incline Dumbbell Press….2 sets 4-6 reps
    3. Weighted Dips....1 set 4-6 reps
    Triceps:
    1. Seated Over-Head DB Tricep Extensions….3 sets 4-6 reps
    2. Cable Pushdowns….2 set 4-6 reps

    Tuesday - Quads and Hams
    Quads and Hams:
    1. Squats….3 sets 4-6 reps (After warm-up)
    2. Leg Press….2 sets 4-6 reps
    3. Lunges….1 set 4-6 reps
    4. Stiff Leg Deadlifts….2 sets 4-6 reps

    Wednesday - Back and Biceps
    Back:
    1. Pull-ups….50 reps (How every many sets to complete)
    2. Barbell Rows….2 sets 4-6 reps
    3. Pull-downs (To the front)….1 set 4-6 reps
    4. Seated Cable Rows….1 set 4-6 reps
    5. "V"-Bar Pull-downs….1 set 4-6 reps
    Biceps:
    1. Straight Bar Curls….2 sets 4-6 reps (After warm-up)
    2. Standing Dumbbell Curls….2 sets 4-6 reps

    Thursday - Shoulders, Traps, and Calves
    Shoulders:
    1. Seated Dumbbell Press....3 sets 4-6 reps (After warm-up)
    2. Side Lateral Dumbbell Raises....3 sets 4-6 reps
    Traps:
    1. Barbell Shrugs….2 sets 4-6 reps (After weight acclimation)
    Calves:
    1. Donkey Calf Raises….2 sets (After warm-up)
    2. Seated Calf Raises....2 sets 4-6 reps
     
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    I may just have to steal that :bigthumb:
     
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    I had Ok progress on Max-Ot. My numbers went up a decent amount and overall it's a good program. I just like working bodyparts more than once a week.
     
  12. i think its a good beginner program, but kinda boring. CP had me in the gym strictly 4x a week
     
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