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July 19, 2010 posted by

Life Without A Shirt

“When you haven’t been laid in three months there are more important things than climbing. This spring I’m wearing tank tops to school everyday.” – semi-famous climber to me (loudly) while doing curls and eyeing a hot girl in a gym

vids: in the 80s, no one exemplified the important aspects beyond the climbing lifestyle like patrick ‘the dream maker’ edlinger. note the subtle differences in the original version and the more straightforward parody. after all, when it comes right down to it, none of us can dispute the importance of german techno music about robots.

8 Comments

  • I had an important question regarding this topic. About 6 months ago (before the hybrids) I was doing a lot of HYP stuff with beachbody programs which made me quite bulky (my prime but still no bodyfat gain), and I sacrificed my climbing. To be honest, what guy doesn't want to look a bit bulky? In my case right now I am super lean, even to the point where you can compare me to Usobiaga. I was thinking of changing this program a little by adding an HYP phase during phase 2 instead of the 15 rep thing, any harm to that? I want to return to a state that is in between lean and bulky. I know this will reduce my climbing performance but I can gain it back later on, any thoughts?Thanks so much.

  • I'm going to blog on transitioning in this program at some point as well but the short answer is yes. What I would do if I were you is do a week at 15 reps, a week at 12-15, then three more weeks at 8-12 and extend the entire program two weeks. I think that still gives you at least a couple of months before you challenge which should be enough time to strengthen the new muscle and develope your neuromuscular patterns.

  • hmm 18 weeks without transition will be painful, My plan was to lift for 6-8 reps heavy hypertrophy 3 weeks, so maybe a week of 15, then 3 weeks of 6-8?

  • ehh I second that 6-8 rep thing, It will break down a lot of fast twitch muscle fibers and it takes a while for them to recover so training the muscle groups twice a week will lead to overtraining. Can I just do the good ole fashion Seperate Muscle group (ex. Lats, Legs, Chest, Shoulder, Bicep/Tricep) type routine for phase 2? and then jump back to the same W.F.H technique for phase 3 and then do a combo of (30, 8, 5) for last phase?Sorry for bugging you about this, Thanks.

  • You CAN do anything, and I'm adding a lot to the WFH myself, but I'd suggest you stay with the one body part til exhaustion pattern for these 9 or so weeks. You've never done it before and that alone will reap you benefits. There's a lot of be said for seeing programs all the way through. Otherwise you never really know how certain styles of training affect you.I'll be writing on transitions later this week.

  • A better place to discuss phase 2 would be the boards I think. Maybe I'll ask on the boards. Post a schedule or something.

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