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AustralianOak private msg quote post Address this user
Hey guys, i have been lurking a bit lately and not commenting much just reading and what not.

Firstly i was wondering whether anyone has tried or read into HST. I do not want to try the routine at the moment, i just find it so interesting. Personally i think it just isnt enough volume or enough stimulation for a muscle but if anyone has any thoughts on it let us know. http://www.hypertrophy-specific.com/hst_index.html

Secondly, what are everyones thoughts on the Mr O this year? I personally think and hope that Jay will take it out and retire.

Lastly an exercise question. Behind the neck presses? Anyone use or reccommned them?

Oh and i almost forgot too add. Something that has been really yielding results for me lately is not working to failure on most exercises but adding in more volume!
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TyrannosaurusFlex private msg quote post Address this user
@Flexdec has been using HST lately and really enjoyed it as far as I've heard.

Oh, and pressing behind the neck has no advantages, and an increased risk of injury=bad idea
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AverageJoe private msg quote post Address this user
This shit rocks man.

I'm done with my first 6 week cycle, starting another one!!!

My lifts have increased so much its obscene
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@Flexdec has been using HST lately and really enjoyed it as far as I've heard.

Oh, and pressing behind the neck has no advantages, and an increased risk of injury=bad idea
Quote:
Originally Posted by Arnoe
@Flexdec has been using HST lately and really enjoyed it as far as I've heard.

Oh, and pressing behind the neck has no advantages, and an increased risk of injury=bad idea


There are definite benefits

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AustralianOak private msg quote post Address this user
I am not being smart here but do you find such a small amount of volume not even going to failure stimulating enough ?
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AverageJoe private msg quote post Address this user
the most important thing about HST is progressive overload. if your weights are increasing each workout toward your RM and then you can blast, lets say 16 reps at your 6th workout instead of your 12 expected, you can def. say something's working there.

in 6 weeks my 12RM bench press has gone from 225 to 260, and the progress is tremendous on all other lifts too
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TyrannosaurusFlex private msg quote post Address this user
@irishgymsheep not sure if srs... If so, what would they be?
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TyrannosaurusFlex private msg quote post Address this user
Oh, and those presses looked painful as fuark!
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AustralianOak private msg quote post Address this user
@flexdec so would you say it is important to train strictly adhering to the protocols
Or can they be bent a bit?
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@flexdec so would you say it is important to train strictly adhering to the protocols
Or can they be bent a bit?


i was strict with protocols and it worked

but still HST is a bunch of training principles, not a workout, but if i were you i'd try to go with a full body with 10-13 exercises and 2 sets each

for rep ranges i did 12 9 and 6

i think they advocate 15 12 9 5 or something like that, do as you wish!
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AustralianOak private msg quote post Address this user
So it isn't training to failure??
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