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HSS-100 Program: A Few Questions!

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2008/05/17 05:54:36 (permalink)
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HSS-100 Program: A Few Questions!

HSS-100: http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=1031781

I've been looking for a new routine for a while now and didn't just want to settle for any old routine, considering there's thousands of them out there. I came across HSS-100 & immediately thought "this is the one for me". I have a couple of questions though, and would be extremely greatful if anybody could answer them for me:




- In the article shown above about HSS-100 it gives an example of a training split at the bottom, which suggests training 5 days a week. I was just wondering if there was any way to split it into 3 days a week instead of 5? I mean does it HAVE to be 5 days a week, or can it be 3? If it CAN be 3, would you mind letting me know how it would look? E.g. maybe Back/Biceps, Chest/Triceps, Legs/Shoulders? Something like that?



- For the last 4 weeks it suggests mainly working on strength (Max Strength Phase). I am a little concerned that working mainly on strength for 4 weeks will cause me to lose muscle mass & be in a catabolic state. Is there any reason to worry?



- And last of all, for the "special exercise" there are a lot of them listed a person could use. Do I HAVE to pick one of them for the special exercise? If I was just to pick another normal exercise, I take it that it wouldn't be considered a "special" exercise & therefore would defeat the whole object? It's just that I've never heard of some of the "special" exercises listed and am a little sceptical, as I'm sure you can appreciate.


Thanks a lot for looking and I'll await some responses.
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    tgr1989
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    RE: HSS-100 Program: A Few Questions! 2008/05/17 11:12:15 (permalink)
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    For the last 4 weeks it suggests mainly working on strength (Max Strength Phase). I am a little concerned that working mainly on strength for 4 weeks will cause me to lose muscle mass & be in a catabolic state


    think what you are saying there....
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    RE: HSS-100 Program: A Few Questions! 2008/05/17 13:13:24 (permalink)
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    Well if I spend 12 weeks working on muscle mass and then switch to 4 weeks of mainly working on strength, then there's a possibility that I either won't put on any more mass or my muscles won't be affected enough to induce any more hypertrophy & therefore I'll get stronger but I may be in a catabolic state. I don't know, I'm probably overanalyzing things a little.
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    RE: HSS-100 Program: A Few Questions! 2008/05/18 00:29:19 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: oasis

    I'm giving giant sets a go now mate as it happens more for the change than anything else I'm mpre an 8 sets of 8 compounds man..so the giant sets are a refreshing change for me..and funnily enough because I do legs tomorrow and the gym can get full'ish if that proves to be the case I was going to do a 100 rep leg press..wouldn't be my first bash at'em..

    http://www.muscletalk.co.uk/m_2715832/tm.htm

    take a look we'll discuss mate ok.


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    RE: HSS-100 Program: A Few Questions! 2008/05/18 04:43:04 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: oasis

    ORIGINAL: oasis

    I'm giving giant sets a go now mate as it happens more for the change than anything else I'm mpre an 8 sets of 8 compounds man..so the giant sets are a refreshing change for me..and funnily enough because I do legs tomorrow and the gym can get full'ish if that proves to be the case I was going to do a 100 rep leg press..wouldn't be my first bash at'em..

    http://www.muscletalk.co.uk/m_2715832/tm.htm

    take a look we'll discuss mate ok.




    Nice one, sorry mate I didn't see that. I need to hit the hay now but when I wake up I'll discuss it with you, thanks
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    RE: HSS-100 Program: A Few Questions! 2008/05/18 07:34:11 (permalink)
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    Oasis, just so that I don't waste your time I just wanted you to know that I don't think I'm going to be doing the HSS-100 routine as it's strictly 5x a week. I'm looking for a routine which is 3x a week so like I said, I probably won't be doing the HSS-100 routine.

    Thanks anyway and I appreciate any help you were going to give me.
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    RE: HSS-100 Program: A Few Questions! 2008/05/18 09:20:32 (permalink)
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    No problem mate.

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