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    Shock for growth (bodybuilders)

    This is going to be elementary, almost lost information for us advanced guys, but this works. I do this a few times a year. I just did this with pecs and now with lats.

    Have you hit a plateau? Can't get sore doing 20 sets of back? Maybe even slipped on the weights?

    Cut your training in half like this: let's say you're preforming 4 pec exercises, now do 2 exercises. The 2 two omitted are the two you'll do next week/session. This not only allows the body to catch up it resets the muscles that have adapted to the workload and duration. Kill each set, every rep like you mean it and the last to failure. If you leave the gym thinking "WTF.......I just got here", you are right on track ;-)
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    Re: Shock for growth (bodybuilders)

    Agree with PFM. Hell, I used to take a full deload every 4 weeks when I ran HST like ten years back and I always came back stronger in terms of my PRs.

    Back-off to break through, IME.

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    Re: Shock for growth (bodybuilders)

    Great feed. Going to try it with my abs and delts.

    Anyone ever try this concept with cardio?

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    Re: Shock for growth (bodybuilders)

    Tried this earlier in the year and for me I feel your right on

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    Re: Shock for growth (bodybuilders)

    Cut my back sets from 16 to 8 sets, sore today, really sore. Give this a try it works.
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    Re: Shock for growth (bodybuilders)

    will give this a try next week
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    Re: Shock for growth (bodybuilders)

    Originally Posted by BigGameHunter View Post
    Great feed. Going to try it with my abs and delts.

    Anyone ever try this concept with cardio?
    Yeah man, I quit cardio like 5 years ago, haven't been back yet!!!

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    Re: Shock for growth (bodybuilders)

    I wouldnt ask if I didnt need it. When Im 60 Ill quit worring about cardio.

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    Re: Shock for growth (bodybuilders)

    I try not to do the exact same workout for any more than 2 weeks in a row. after that i switch it up to prevent muscle memory which hinders growth. Also, when doing this and maintaining good form you work many secondary muscle groups in addition to the target area

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