Just going to rant a little on HST here i guess and also ask everyone's opinion on it. I started doing it about 4 months or so ago and have made the best gains of my life. At first, i really hated it. The weights were embarassing, it was weird just repping it out to a certain number and then moving on, etc.
But it all comes together very nicely. It becomes quite enjoyable, and mentally, it's really nice to see the weights move up every workout or 2.
I can't have it any other way these days. I don't do a strict HST progression with the rep scheme and all but I follow every principle of it. It's great.
I just tried to call it a quits and go into the gym again doing my own thing ... but i'm hating it now. Funny, i originally hated how HST was. It seemed so weird, ridiculously light weights at first, etc. Now i can't do it any other way, i'm using the rest of this 'screwing around in the gym' period to find some new rm's and firing up a new HST cycle. I can't get enough of it, it gives me better results than any other way of lifting.
BTW, Restless, aren't you on the HST forums?
Yeah, and some others too...I'm the only restless around....Originally Posted by Lance
It's the bees knees.
Hey, you're around too? Jesus.
Do you guys use HSN supplements?
I personally use AtLarge supplements. So cheap, so nice. I love them.
And for an 18 year old they're easy on the pocket.
I like HSN's products a lot.Originally Posted by Lance
That said, I'm also poor as a mofo. Thus, I tend to buy the 10 lb bags of Optimum Nutrition 100% whey you can find in various stores and websites like www.bulknutrition.net
Costs a mere $50, and it's good/quality stuff. I also understand the role of a 'slow' protein after lifting, but I think another interpretation is to simply do something like: have a whey protein shake, and then a meal a half hour later. This would serve a similar effect and probably be more cost effective than an expensive-ish casein protein powder, imho.
Originally Posted by restless
What does your current setup look like, if I may ask?
"It is often said, mainly by the "no-contests", that although there is no positive evidence for the existence of God, nor is there evidence against his existence. So it is best to keep an open mind and be agnostic. At first sight that seems an unassailable position, at least in the weak sense of Pascal's wager. But on second thought it seems a cop-out, because the same could be said of Father Christmas and tooth fairies. There may be fairies at the bottom of the garden. There is no evidence for it, but you can't prove that there aren't any, so shouldn't we be agnostic with respect to fairies?"
"Out of all of the sects in the world, we notice an uncanny coincidence: the overwhelming majority just happen to choose the one that their parents belong to. Not the sect that has the best evidence in its favour, the best miracles, the best moral code, the best cathedral, the best stained glass, the best music: when it comes to choosing from the smorgasbord of available religions, their potential virtues seem to count for nothing, compared to the matter of heredity. This is an unmistakable fact; nobody could seriously deny it. Yet people with full knowledge of the arbitrary nature of this heredity, somehow manage to go on believing in their religion, often with such fanaticism that they are prepared to murder people who follow a different one."
"Bah. You know I hate poor people."
Tried it. Didn't like it. Went back to doing my own thing.
BUMPOriginally Posted by Manveet
"The highest reward for man's toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it." -John Ruskin 1819-1900
"He who fights monsters should see to it that in the process, he does not
become a monster. And when you look into the abyss, the abyss also looks into
you." - Nietzche
Well, I'll bite.
What the hell is HST? I always thought it was the acronym for the Hubble Space Telescope.
I just progress to my 5 RM without using any other RM's. I usually stay up to 8 weeks in the 5's and negatives by repeating loads a lot, incrementing only every week or every other week and the training cycles are up to 14-16 weeks long. I use around 7 exercises, one per muscle group, 2 or three sets for compounds and one or two for isolation. No failure, at least not on purpose.Originally Posted by Manveet