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Carlos.Molina

I am using new HIT Darden, beginner routine #3. My upper arms pump 1/2 inch each arm. How many workouts or weeks should it take for me to actual grow into that size permanent providing that training is effecient and 100% effort, right amount of calories, sleep,rest and having average or slightly above average genetics, using free weights, using routine #3? Now, what would be considered too long to gain that size. What would be average time? If working out 3 times a week and reps increase every workout, 5% a week, should it take 1 or 2 weeks to get that 1/2 inch gain? Same question for all other body parts? Do other parts have different number of workouts it would take to grow into their pumps? I understand as soon as in a workout of same routine, when pump is a little over 1/2 inch, 48 hours later it will grow the 1/2 inch. What if your advanced and work out 1 time a week rather than 48 hours, would it take a week to grow the 1/2 inch?

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C Molina.
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HamsFitness

I would be shocked if anyone can answer that accurately! it would seem a very individual process - growth.
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glenn_001

New Zealand

Carlos.Molina wrote:
I am using new HIT Darden, beginner routine #3. My upper arms pump 1/2 inch each arm. How many workouts or weeks should it take for me to actual grow into that size permanent providing that training is effecient and 100% effort, right amount of calories, sleep,rest and having average or slightly above average genetics, using free weights, using routine #3? Now, what would be considered too long to gain that size. What would be average time? If working out 3 times a week and reps increase every workout, 5% a week, should it take 1 or 2 weeks to get that 1/2 inch gain? Same question for all other body parts? Do other parts have different number of workouts it would take to grow into their pumps? I understand as soon as in a workout of same routine, when pump is a little over 1/2 inch, 48 hours later it will grow the 1/2 inch. What if your advanced and work out 1 time a week rather than 48 hours, would it take a week to grow the 1/2 inch?

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C Molina.


Yes it will vary from person to the next, but i wouldn't count on 1/2 an inch in a couple of weeks.
I measured my arms in may 2004' fully pumped they measured 17" and its only in the last month or so that they measure 17" cold, however they now get close to 18" fully pumped so i look forward to that cold measurement in the future.

Glenn

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simon-hecubus

Texas, USA

Carlos,

What workout frequency are you using now? How many sets per workout? When was the last time you took a layoff?

I ask these questions because it seems like you've been asking "Beginner" questions since last fall. If you've applied yourself since then, you should probably be in the Intermediate stage.

If your gains have stagnated, this may mean you need to drop back on frequency and/or sets per workout as most intermediates do.

Scott
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Carlos.Molina

I have been working out for almost 1 year. Mostly experimenting and on and off. I got back into weight lifting almost a year ago after almost 5 years off. I have been consistent for the last 4 months using New HIT. I have completed 6 weeks of beginner routine #1 & #2. I am now on #3. But, in between #1 & #2 I did routine #1, 14 straight days. I increased all exercises by 20%. Every day for those 2 weeks my reps increased. I did not grow size or lose size. Maybee I wasn't eating enough to keep new muscle growth ALIVE? Like I said, I am on Beginner Routine #3. 12 exercises, 5 workouts per 2 weeks. I set each. I use a 40-60 second TUL with a 4/4 and 5/5 speed. Higher TUL are no good for me. I recently tested my 80% reps for leg Ext, Barbell curls, wrists curls, and triceps Ext. I laso did this years ago and still got same TUL. Leg ext is failed at 36 seconds and all the other exercises failed at 30 seconds. For the test I used a 3/3 speed and 2/4. Should I also test all other exercises and body parts?

C Molina
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simon-hecubus

Texas, USA

If you've got the gumption, then certainly check your other muscles:
Chest (Flyes or Pec Deck)
Lats (Pullover Machine)
Lower Back (Hyperextensions or Lumbar Machine)
Abs (Machine)
Neck
Hamstrings (will probably be similar to quads)
Calves

Your TULs so far indicate mainly FT. Did you take a few days off before testing? Did you only test a couple of muscles per day?

Scott
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a.adams

South Africa

A.Adams

Can someone explain to me what TVLs are as I can't work it out. The body building book I've got is one from the early 90's writen by Ellington Darden PhD, it doesn't mention TVLs.
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Andrew42

TUL = Time Under Load (i.e the length of your set in seconds; and without pausing)
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