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    Thread: german volume training... anyone here tried it?

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      06-01-2012 01:58 PM #1
      im getting bored with my current lifting routine and want something harder. so has anyone here tried it? and how did it work for you?

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      06-01-2012 03:05 PM #2
      I've done it about 3-4 times when I want to mix it up. It does work well for lean mass and it is harder than it seems at first. The most difficult part is sticking with it because it goes against what you may be used to and you will want to go back to your normal routine.

      I've put on 4-5 lbs of muscle in each 6-8 week stint that I did it. Plus it also help get over a plateau I had with deads. I just did this about 4 months ago and I was able to finally get a couple of 455 pulls, which I had never been able to get to.

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      06-01-2012 04:57 PM #3
      pretty sure ive hit a plateau. squats stuck at 365x2 and my bench.. pretty sure its like 230? dont trust anyone at my gym to spot me.

      my squat max makes me angry because when i was a sophmore in HS i could get 385

      but im only 178lbs so i guess im not doing bad on either of the lifts.

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      06-11-2012 01:39 AM #4
      I usually do the opposite to break my plateau. I just do power training to gain the raw strength and then switch to the regular 8-12 rep sets after I've increased my 1RM by 10-20%.
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      06-11-2012 10:08 AM #5
      i tried it last year. the worst part was squatting. the soreness sucked a lot but it was worth trying, i gained a couple lbs of muscle but in general i have a lot of trouble building my legs. only did it for 6 weeks.

      i say go for it

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      06-14-2012 12:23 PM #6
      2 weeks on and the legs are the only thing not killing me!! i did 10x10 with 225 yesterday and today i feel fine

      and im now weighing in at 170 and ive been wanting to hit 190

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      06-14-2012 12:27 PM #7
      You lost 8 pounds?
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      06-14-2012 03:34 PM #8
      yea, i dont think im eating enough.

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      06-14-2012 06:03 PM #9
      that would be an indication

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      06-16-2012 04:05 PM #10
      10x10 @ 225 is pretty damn awesome though. I did a 5x10 of it a good while ago, and was pretty sure I would be going to the hospital straight from the gym.

      I've been shooting for a 225 widow-maker recently. I believe I have the strength to do it, it is just such a mental nightmare once I get around 15. And the breathing is hard. That I think is my biggest issue. I get way lightheaded, and lose focus.

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      06-16-2012 06:00 PM #11
      Dude, 10x10 at 225 is very awesome. When I did my last round of GVT, I was maxed at 285. I decided to run my 10x10 at 185. I would be absolutely dead by sets 8-10. About a week after I was done, I put up 5 x 285. Now that is my new max rep weight for 6-8 reps.

      It is a great program to break through barriers.

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      06-17-2012 02:01 PM #12
      i think this week im gonna try for 250, i just wish my upper body grew as fast as my legs lol

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      06-18-2012 07:49 PM #13
      i take it back... my chest and back have never been this sore in my life...

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      06-19-2012 12:04 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by norm17 View Post
      hi...just want to know what is german volume training?!?is it really works to loss pounds?!?
      its not really for losing weight, my diet just sucks.

      oh and today i tried for 245 on squats for 10x10... i failed on the 10th set on the 8th rep

    15. 06-21-2012 11:13 AM #15
      I've never tried it but wasn't there a big scandal at a big football U last year when the coach gave all the kids rhabdo by doing 10x10 squats?
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      06-21-2012 11:23 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by spoolin215 View Post
      I've never tried it but wasn't there a big scandal at a big football U last year when the coach gave all the kids rhabdo by doing 10x10 squats?
      I just googled rhabdo. Hory ****! I've heard of it before but didn't know the name of it.
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      06-21-2012 11:55 AM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by spoolin215 View Post
      I've never tried it but wasn't there a big scandal at a big football U last year when the coach gave all the kids rhabdo by doing 10x10 squats?
      http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=6061650

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      06-21-2012 12:28 PM #18
      that hasnt heppened yet.. so i think im good

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      07-06-2012 01:06 PM #19
      i love this workout plan!! i really wish i would've taken before pictures so i could see my results better, but i'm gonna take the veins in my triceps and calves as a sign that i need to keep doing this

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      07-06-2012 01:31 PM #20
      Are you doing it with the 90 second rest? Or just going in and hitting 10x10?

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      07-06-2012 05:55 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by kryptonik View Post
      Are you doing it with the 90 second rest? Or just going in and hitting 10x10?
      90 second rest in between supersets, im dead sets 5-7 then i can usually up the weight for the last few sets and still hit all 10 each set

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      07-06-2012 08:16 PM #22
      I gave it a shot today. Went a little heavier than they recommended, but got to 5x10 and was all set. Reading your last response, makes me wish I tried to keep going. I just got in my head mentally. Plus my form was starting to get sloppy, and coming out of a abdominal injury, I probably shouldn't **** around too much yet.

      Very excited about how sore I will be tomorrow though.

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      07-06-2012 09:10 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by kryptonik View Post
      I gave it a shot today. Went a little heavier than they recommended, but got to 5x10 and was all set. Reading your last response, makes me wish I tried to keep going. I just got in my head mentally. Plus my form was starting to get sloppy, and coming out of a abdominal injury, I probably shouldn't **** around too much yet.

      Very excited about how sore I will be tomorrow though.
      first week i couldnt climb into my truck or throw a football. im liking it though and cant wait to use it again, but it says i should take a few weeks off of it and do something lighter so ill start that next week

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      07-20-2012 11:20 PM #24
      335lb deadlift for reps without straps. ill take it

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      07-21-2012 10:15 AM #25
      Are you still doing this?
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