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Power of 10!

Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning' started by D.S.Brown, Apr 10, 2005.

  1. D.S.Brown

    D.S.Brown Millennium Member

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    Dec 24, 1999
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    Has anyone read the book and/or tried the program?

    In a nutshell the author advocates working out once maybe twice a week using primarily machines and/or dumbells. Essentially you are to hit each major muscle group (chest, back, legs) along with say shoulders, abs, and perhaps lower back or biceps. Usually no more than six exercises, doing one set of each at a super slow cadence, i.e. 10 seconds up 10 seconds down = 1 rep. The idea is to do this for six to eight reps until you reach muscle failure then try to hold it for 10 seconds then stop. Supposedly with rest you can knock this out in between 15 and 30 minutes once a week. One of the primary pillars is that you exhaust your muscles completely and let them rest for several days before you hit the gym again. This is supposed to be combined with an extremely low sugar/no white flour Zone like diet to achieve healthy results. I don't mean huge. The pitures in the book looked mostly like people with say high single (9%) to low double (12%) digit body fat percentages.

    Curious as to anyones experience with this program or others that are similar.

    Best,
    Dave