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simon-hecubus

Texas, USA

H.I.T. Believer wrote:
...I tend to prfer the HD2 split as it gives my shoulders more rest [repeated every 7 days rather than every 10-20 days]...


Keep in mind that you're using your shoulders for both Chest and Back.

If I feel I need to rest my shoulders more, I split like this:

A/C - Chest, Delts, Back, Forearms*, Hams
B/D - Upper Arms, Abs, Quads, Calves
(*my forearms need extra rest too)

For Workout A, I lead off with a Chest Movement. For Workout C, I lead off with a Delt Movement.

Scott
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Bill Sekerak

California, USA

Great results. Congratulations on the birth of your son, don't expect much sleep for a while !
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H.I.T. Believer

Scott,
How do you incorporate your leg press/squat movement into your split as you do hamstrings and quads on seperate days ???
Thanks,
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faithwalker21

H.I.T. Believer wrote:
john
contratulations on your progress,..

could you elaborate on your version of the 3 day push pull spli routine ??
How does this add rest time to your knees verses the HD2 routine ??
Anyway, am really curious about your push pull routine, is this cycle compelted every 7 days or is it over 10 days or so ???
Thanks..




During certain cycles wherein I use higher intensity techniques that inevitably require heavier than normal weights to be used, the HD2 Ideal Routine had me training legs twice every 13 days when I would start with 4 days' rest between workouts. The 3 day push/pull with the 2nd workout being legs and STILL taking 4 days' rest between workouts has me training legs twice every 17 days. It takes 9 days to complete each 3 workouts in the cycle.

Of course, as the cycle continues, I may take more days off, in which case the knees and all other joints will get even more rest.

When I originally trained on the HD2 Ideal Routine for 5 years, Mike was adamant about me going to the Consolidated Routine, but I resisted for so long because I was having so much fun adjusting the IR routine and I would occasionally cycle in the 3 day routine I just mentioned with varying days off between workouts.
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ginger_spartan

Hi John. Congrationlations on your physique. Do you have any pictures of you when you first started out?
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ginger_spartan

*congratulations xD
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faithwalker21

ginger_spartan wrote:
Hi John. Congrationlations on your physique. Do you have any pictures of you when you first started out?


This is a picture at 19, in my first contest.....2 years HD training at that point. Quality's a little rough so forgive me.
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ginger_spartan

is that when you gained 25 lean lbs on the HD. What made you get into HIT mate.
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simon-hecubus

Texas, USA

H.I.T. Believer wrote:
Scott,
How do you incorporate your leg press/squat movement into your split as you do hamstrings and quads on seperate days ???
Thanks,


My split is built on the notion that some muscles can handle twice/week and others cannot. Typically predominantly ST muscles can handle the 2/wk frequency, while predom-FT muscles need less.

For me, I've worked with only hitting Chest, Delts, and Forearms once a week. The main trick to accomplish this is to keep my Upper Arms work of a single-joint nature. I'll sometimes throw-in a pre-fatigue superset, but only once in a while.

For Upper Arms, Back, and Legs I can go 2/wk and do just fine. The upper arms get plenty of work on Chest and Back day.

The same goes for legs --- where crossover is inevitable as you alluded in your question.

On Workout A, I'll do a heavy squat/pressing movement, followed by a Leg Curl type movement in Workout B.

The following week might have me doing Leg Extensions or a very Quad-dominant movement like Hacks or Sissys in Workout C. Workout D will have a Ham movement like SLDLs or Good Mornings.

Notice that I'm also limiting my Lower Back work to 1/wk when I do this too.

Regards,
Scott
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H.I.T. Believer

john
thanks for the tips,

Does your workout breakdown into a mon-fri [week 1] and wed [week 2] and then repeat...This would be a workout every 5 days i believe with 4 days complete rest in between ??????

thanks..also, do you do the same routine for a few weeks or change it more frequently..It would seem as it takes awhile to cycle around workouts that you would keep the exercises the same for a few weeks
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faithwalker21

ginger_spartan wrote:
is that when you gained 25 lean lbs on the HD. What made you get into HIT mate.


Yes....went from 155 to 175 in the picture.
In the mid 80's my uncle gave me a bodybuilding magazine and Mike's articles and physique immediately drew me to the training.
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faithwalker21

H.I.T. Believer wrote:
john
thanks for the tips,

Does your workout breakdown into a mon-fri [week 1] and wed [week 2] and then repeat...This would be a workout every 5 days i believe with 4 days complete rest in between ??????

thanks..also, do you do the same routine for a few weeks or change it more frequently..It would seem as it takes awhile to cycle around workouts that you would keep the exercises the same for a few weeks


No, in the beginning of the cycle I like to simply count off 96 hours or so between workouts rather than days.

I also keep the routines going for more than a few weeks until they're done producing. In my manuals (those who just got offended by this obvious comment which would lead one to find my online manuals and potentially buy them shouldn't read on any further!) I include every detail possible, and that's why I chose to write them as I actually completed each segment throughout the year as opposed to writing something pretty big like a book and potentially leaving out many details since they weren't fresh in my mind or in my training log.

Hope this helps
John

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MotorFed

California, USA

Hi John,

Hope this post finds you and your family well.

I bought all your manuals and I really dig them. I like the honesty and straightforward approach you use...simply stated: it's what works best FOR YOU. I find it similar to Clarence Bass' Ripped series. I look forward to the next one and the DVD. Any word on when we can expect that?

Quick question for you: What do you think about forearm work? In Mike's writings, he did not go into too much detail on the forearms. He definitely had some massive ones. Did he ever have you do any direct work, or do you recommend it?

Thanks and God Bless,

Dan
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faithwalker21

MotorFed wrote:
Hi John,

Hope this post finds you and your family well.

I bought all your manuals and I really dig them. I like the honesty and straightforward approach you use...simply stated: it's what works best FOR YOU. I find it similar to Clarence Bass' Ripped series. I look forward to the next one and the DVD. Any word on when we can expect that?

Quick question for you: What do you think about forearm work? In Mike's writings, he did not go into too much detail on the forearms. He definitely had some massive ones. Did he ever have you do any direct work, or do you recommend it?

Thanks and God Bless,

Dan


Dan,

The video. Yes, it's finally going to be available soon (forgive me for saying this so many times, but I just wanted it a certain way and I had a video guy's schedule to work around) and should be on the site this month.
Mike did have huge forearms and never had me do any direct work for mine.

He did tell me to work them occasionally if I desired, just like abs, neck, and whatever other little muscles I felt like working. He just didn't want me to risk taxing my system unnecessarily.

I do exactly the same thing with all my clients on forearms and neck.....the abs thing is different as I've told all of them how it's just a muscle and there is no "spot reducing" by doing abs more often, but they really feel better about themselves if they do 'em once every week or two, so we hit a set.
Thanks for the question!
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faithwalker21

The video is finally available through my store. It took a few extra days to get through some snags, but it's done and I'm pretty happy with it as a first time effort!
Peace,
John Heart
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