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Turpin

Heres a few comparison pics from my recently completed 8 workout TUL study.

I increased my bodyweight by some 3 lbs over the 8 workouts ( spanning some 10 weeks ) but was noticably leaner around the midsection & other areas. I gained size ( uniformally I believe ) notably in trapezius and triceps & lower lat thickness ( from the rear pic ) but moreso in my thighs ( width & outer thigh ) despite legs being trained last in the series of exercises and with reduced capacity due to minimum rest between going `to failure` in previous lifts.

I am happy with the results and I am looking forward to repeating the training again in a couple of months..

BTW; Left is before pics in case it wasnt obvious LOL. & my apologies for the size of the pics ( but it should be fairly easy to copy and zoom for clarification )

And heres a link to the training employed for those interested ( Thanks to Terry Carter & to MarkHIT & James for their video inspiration);

http://www.youtube.com/user/Cr...

Best wishes , T.
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Mark S

Turpin wrote:

And heres a link to the training employed for those interested ( Thanks to Terry Carter & to MarkHIT & James for their video inspiration);

http://www.youtube.com/user/Cr...

Best wishes , T.


My pleasure T. I am pleased you found something of interest in the videos.

Mark
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Terry Carter

Georgia, USA

LOYD GROSSMAN wrote:
Turpin wrote:

And heres a link to the training employed for those interested ( Thanks to Terry Carter & to MarkHIT & James for their video inspiration);

http://www.youtube.com/user/Cr...

Best wishes , T.

My pleasure T. I am pleased you found something of interest in the videos.

Mark


Thanks for doing such a great job!

Terry
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MDieguez

The difference really is pretty drastic.
Good work.
Mike
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Waynes

Switzerland

Well done. Upping the volume worked quite well for you. I would not put it down to the training program at all, whatever you would have done would have worked. You will see highs and lows of volume in Ellingtons books.

Wayne
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Bastion

Great job T!. The difference really is drastic, especially in your legs and back.
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smanjh

First of all great progress.

I watched the video, and it reminded me of something I tried out for awhile. It was negative dips and chins, combined with regular squats or leg presses.

I would hold in the contracted position and let the muscle fail with control all the way down. I did not do a positive, and I did 6 reps with 10 seconds of lowering.

I would do it once a week.

Anyway, it did not work out so well for me, and eventually joints and ligaments started hurting when I got to doing negatives with 130 pounds for dips and roughly the same for chins.

Yet my legs grew under the same conditions, but those were full range, controlled reps.

So, what was your frequency? Did gains/overtraining symptoms ever set in?
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fbcoach

GREAT job T. I appreciate the video/pics comparisons. Did you increase calories? I can't remember if you mentioned this in your other post. Correct me if I am wrong. The only variable you changed was the TUL....correct? Thanks
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Turpin

Waynes wrote:
Well done. Upping the volume worked quite well for you. I would not put it down to the training program at all, whatever you would have done would have worked. You will see highs and lows of volume in Ellingtons books.

Wayne


" Wouldnt put it down to the training " ?????

LOL. Wayne The only change in my lifestyle WAS the `training`.

Volume ? .... I would hardly call x 1 singular 45 sec TUL rep/static hold on 3 upper body exercise and a set of leg press as " upping the volume " , when previous I was performing similar upper body exercise for 5 reps ( @ 2-2-4 cadence = 40 sec ) and 20+ reps on legs LOL.
The difference wasnt volume it was INTENSITY , which increased on a weekly basis by way of increased resistance ( for similar TUL ) and amount of work performed in less time ( rush factor )

Best wishes , T.







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Turpin

smanjh wrote:
First of all great progress.

I watched the video, and it reminded me of something I tried out for awhile. It was negative dips and chins, combined with regular squats or leg presses.

I would hold in the contracted position and let the muscle fail with control all the way down. I did not do a positive, and I did 6 reps with 10 seconds of lowering.

I would do it once a week.

Anyway, it did not work out so well for me, and eventually joints and ligaments started hurting when I got to doing negatives with 130 pounds for dips and roughly the same for chins.

Yet my legs grew under the same conditions, but those were full range, controlled reps.

So, what was your frequency? Did gains/overtraining symptoms ever set in?


It was x1 weekly in the initial weeks , then as/when progress neccessitated it became 9 then 11 days between workouts. It has been some 3 weeks since the study and on my first leg press workout back I completed 15 reps with the weight I finished the 8 week study on ( albeit leg press was performed on its own )

Gains were consistent throughout the 8 workouts ( 5lb increments weekly on chin/dip ) & some 150lb increase on leg press.
After 8 weeks though I did feel somewhat `burned out` , although as I have alluded to in the last paragraph after 3 weeks I have seen further increase in the leg press.
My assumption/conclusion is that a routine such as this should be used periodically perhaps 2 months on 1 month ( or more ) off.
At present my `time off` the routine is to perform 2 exercises per workout x 1 weekly with straight repetitions TF ( no negatives , static holds etc )

Best wishes , T.

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Turpin

fbcoach wrote:
GREAT job T. I appreciate the video/pics comparisons. Did you increase calories? I can't remember if you mentioned this in your other post. Correct me if I am wrong. The only variable you changed was the TUL....correct? Thanks


Hi `coach` , My diet remained as it was ( & has always been ) throughout with the only variable being the training routine. In the initial weeks I dropped some 5lbs in bodyweight , but this soon steadied and by the end of the study I ended up some 3lbs heavier , but in discernably better condition.

Best wishes , T.

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HeavyHitter32

Turpin,

Great job. Just curious why you are stopping after 8 weeks and not continuing still?
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Terry Carter

Georgia, USA

Waynes wrote:
Well done. Upping the volume worked quite well for you. I would not put it down to the training program at all, whatever you would have done would have worked. You will see highs and lows of volume in Ellingtons books.

Wayne


Wayne, please tell me this is your inept attempt at humor. If not, the men in the white coats will be looking for you. They have a safe place in a rubber room waiting.
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Turpin

HeavyHitter32 wrote:
Turpin,

Great job. Just curious why you are stopping after 8 weeks and not continuing still?


Thankyou , As I alluded to Smanjh , although progress was still ongoing I was feeling systemically ( & mentally ) run down or overtrained.
I feel a programme such as this should be used infrequently or periodically as/when one has tapered such intense measures off for a period . At present I have reduced the training to ;

This routine reads x 1 every 5-7 days , each set by way of straight repetitions to MMF only ( no negatives/static holds etc ) ;

W/O 1; Seated rows/chest press
W/O 2; Leg press/shoulder press
W/O 3; Chin/dip
W/O 4; Hip belt squat/upright row
and on occassion I`ll include a deadlift or powerclean within a session.

After 8 weeks on such I will return to the TUL method and attempt to surpass my previous best efforts over another 8 weeks.

Best wishes , T.
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marcrph

Portugal

Waynes wrote:
Well done. Upping the volume worked quite well for you. I would not put it down to the training program at all, whatever you would have done would have worked. You will see highs and lows of volume in Ellingtons books.

Wayne


Get lost!
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marcrph

Portugal

Turpin wrote:
Heres a few comparison pics from my recently completed 8 week TUL study.
I increased my bodyweight by some 3 lbs over the 8 weeks but was noticably leaner around the midsection & other areas. I gained size ( uniformally I believe ) notably in trapezius and triceps & lower lat thickness ( from the rear pic ) but moreso in my thighs ( width & outer thigh ) despite legs being trained last in the series of exercises and with reduced capacity due to minimum rest between going `to failure` in previous lifts.
I am happy with the results and I am looking forward to repeating the training again in a couple of months.

BTW; Left is before pics in case it wasnt obvious LOL. & my apologies for the size of the pics ( but it should be fairly easy to copy and zoom for clarification )

And heres a link to the training employed for those interested ( Thanks to Terry Carter & to MarkHIT & James for their video inspiration);

http://www.youtube.com/user/Cr...

Best wishes , T.





Outstanding
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SteveHIT

Well done, good work!
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HeavyHitter32

Turpin wrote:
HeavyHitter32 wrote:
Turpin,

Great job. Just curious why you are stopping after 8 weeks and not continuing still?

Thankyou , As I alluded to Smanjh , although progress was still ongoing I was feeling systemically ( & mentally ) run down or overtrained.
I feel a programme such as this should be used infrequently or periodically as/when one has tapered such intense measures off for a period . At present I have reduced the training to ;

This routine reads x 1 every 5-7 days , each set by way of straight repetitions to MMF only ( no negatives/static holds etc ) ;

W/O 1; Seated rows/chest press
W/O 2; Leg press/shoulder press
W/O 3; Chin/dip
W/O 4; Hip belt squat/upright row
and on occassion I`ll include a deadlift or powerclean within a session.

After 8 weeks on such I will return to the TUL method and attempt to surpass my previous best efforts over another 8 weeks.

Best wishes , T.


That sounds like a plan.

However, I found for myself training to failure even on a couple of sets per week still led to systematic overstress...even after taking a layoff. I could progress for a couple of months at most, then hit that wall. I found no choice except to reduce the intensity because eventually training a muscle every 12 days just didn't give me optimal results. You can only reduce the frequency and volume so low.
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Waynes

Switzerland

Terry Carter wrote:
Waynes wrote:
Well done. Upping the volume worked quite well for you. I would not put it down to the training program at all, whatever you would have done would have worked. You will see highs and lows of volume in Ellingtons books.

Wayne


Wayne, please tell me this is your inept attempt at humor. If not, the men in the white coats will be looking for you. They have a safe place in a rubber room waiting.


No thx Terry, as I am not fussy on a room next to you ROL.

Wayne

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Turpin

Heavyhitter wrote; However, I found for myself training to failure even on a couple of sets per week still led to systematic overstress...even after taking a layoff. I could progress for a couple of months at most, then hit that wall. I found no choice except to reduce the intensity because eventually training a muscle every 12 days just didn't give me optimal results. You can only reduce the frequency and volume so low.

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The training I am doing at present is to hopefully create stimulus enough whilst making the least amount of systemic inroad in order to see full recovery of my CNS before embarking on similar TUL routine again.
With each workout ( x 2 exercises ) seeing stimuli to the whole body bi-weekly & creating enough carry over workout to workout to negate regression ( in fact Id bet it produces progression over 8 weeks .... we`ll see )

Best wishes , T.
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Turpin

marcrph wrote:
Turpin wrote:
Heres a few comparison pics from my recently completed 8 week TUL study.
I increased my bodyweight by some 3 lbs over the 8 weeks but was noticably leaner around the midsection & other areas. I gained size ( uniformally I believe ) notably in trapezius and triceps & lower lat thickness ( from the rear pic ) but moreso in my thighs ( width & outer thigh ) despite legs being trained last in the series of exercises and with reduced capacity due to minimum rest between going `to failure` in previous lifts.
I am happy with the results and I am looking forward to repeating the training again in a couple of months.

BTW; Left is before pics in case it wasnt obvious LOL. & my apologies for the size of the pics ( but it should be fairly easy to copy and zoom for clarification )

And heres a link to the training employed for those interested ( Thanks to Terry Carter & to MarkHIT & James for their video inspiration);

http://www.youtube.com/user/Cr...

Best wishes , T.




Outstanding


Thanks Marc ( much appreciated ) T.

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Turpin

stevehit wrote:
Well done, good work!


Cheers Steve .

Best wishes T.
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thebiggfella

Quality results T. Thanks for documenting and sharing your experiences. Your results just go to show the effectiveness of a properly executed, well structured HIT routine.
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cmg

Great job Turpin! Very impressive video and pictures. I will be curious on how your leg development holds up from working them only once every 3 -4 weeks (if I am reading that correctly).

Keep us apprised!!

Ron
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Turpin

thebiggfella wrote:
Quality results T. Thanks for documenting and sharing your experiences. Your results just go to show the effectiveness of a properly executed, well structured HIT routine.


Cheers Glynn , If you remember it was whilst in correspondence with yourself ( Marks videos & your transformation ) that I decided I had to get serious about my training again.
Prior to this I was training hard but without any goal ( short or long term )

Best wishes , T.

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