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Dave Price

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What is the point of specialized routines where a trainee specializes for two week periods on a lagging body part? As it is said with H.I.T one set should produce strength and growth in the involved muscles. However with the specialized routines they hit the muscle with more than one set but only one set of each exercise but still more than two sets for the muscle. Why is this effective when one set should be all that is needed?

Also this is a little off topic but for instance in some of your routines maybe say one from your book The New H.I.T. A routine for the beginner or intermediate will have a exercise such as the bench press and that might be the only chest exercise in that particular routine. Can it really be expected that a trainee build strength and size in the chest with doing just the bench press?

I find that my triceps tire out before my pectoralis muscles give out, thus they don't get the required stimulation in order to be stronger for the next workout or so. Why is it that you organized many of the routines in the New H.I.T book the way you did.

Any feedback will be greatly appreciated. Trying to get a better understanding of this training. Thank you for your time as I am sure you are running around like crazy answering crazy questions like this and taking care of your own things in life. Thanks

Dave Price
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Ellington Darden

Dave,

The specialized routines are for lagging body parts. Most trainees, I've found, have one or body parts that just don't seem to keep up with normal progressions. So, by hitting them with something dramatic and different for two weeks, it bumps them back to par.

Ellington
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