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    Hello and sorry for my awkward English.
    I'm currently on my first week ever of DC Training.
    Last Sunday I did the Torso routine, which took me 45 minutes to complete; today I did the Limbs routine, which took me all of 30 minutes. Both the times include the warm-up sets and the extreme stretching.
    So I'm wondering: are DC Training workouts really supposed to be this short or am I doing something wrong?

  • #2
    Torso and Limbs huh? Must be some sort of translation error here.

    Either way, a lot of people get through their workouts in about 45 mins... I can't seem to warm up fast enough anymore, maybe I just got lazy.. usually takes me an hour and a half by myself.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by fade View Post
      Torso and Limbs huh? Must be some sort of translation error here.
      Sorry about that.
      By "Torso" I mean the CHEST, SHOULDERS, TRICEPS, BACK WIDTH, BACK THICKNESS day.
      By "Limbs" I mean the BICEPS, FOREARMS, CALVES, HAMSTRINGS, QUADS one.

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      • #4
        That makes sense now that I think about it more..

        As long as you hit everything as hard as you could and didn't hold anything back - it doesn't matter how long it took you in the gym.
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        • #5
          NOT including warm ups, if you take more than an hour

          - you're talking too much
          - your work capacity is shit
          - you're a genetic freak you can do a million sets
          - possibly over training or cutting into recovery maybe both

          You seem to be right on par.. And obviously if your lifts are on the small(er) side of things warm ups wont take much. If you loo at Fades log, he's using advanced weights, so it might take him a little longer to get through the workout

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          • #6
            Originally posted by JoeFromIA View Post
            NOT including warm ups, if you take more than an hour

            - you're talking too much
            - your work capacity is shit
            - you're a genetic freak you can do a million sets
            - possibly over training or cutting into recovery maybe both

            You seem to be right on par.. And obviously if your lifts are on the small(er) side of things warm ups wont take much. If you loo at Fades log, he's using advanced weights, so it might take him a little longer to get through the workout
            Wrong.
            Ph.D., Theoretical Physics '16
            kind of a douche

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            • #7
              Mine are usually 45-60 minutes by myself, maybe an hour and 15 to a half with a partner....I'm usually fairly quick by myself, although I've been trying to rest more between sets....
              STEEL




              "SIMPLICITY, CONSISTENCY, INTENSITY"

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              • #8
                It takes me less than 45 minutes to do a full DC workout. Sometimes less for bis, forearms, legs. I use fairly high reps so there isn't as much warmup time.
                My personal opinion is that if it takes more than 45 minutes, you probably screwing around too much.
                If it's not fun, don't do it

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by jmhester1956 View Post
                  My personal opinion is that if it takes more than 45 minutes, you probably screwing around too much.
                  Seriously?
                  Heckman aka "WISE" OLD MAN

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Heckman View Post
                    Seriously?
                    My opinion is if it takes less than 45 minutes you probably aren't very strong so you don't have to warm up very much....
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                    • #11
                      Protip: If you're moving weights heavy enough to be worth a damn and you're warming up properly, your DC sessions are gonna get long.
                      Ph.D., Theoretical Physics '16
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Sammich View Post
                        Protip: If you're moving weights heavy enough to be worth a damn and you're warming up properly, your DC sessions are gonna get long.
                        So true
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                        • #13
                          I actually had to slow myself down last year, as I was moving much too quickly thru the exercises and therefore the lifts started to suffer thru the workout. It was only when someone questioned me about it that I realized that I needed far more rest....I also was not one to warm up ALOT, but now that I've had a few injuries here lately, I have been taking my time thru warmups to stay injury free.....Just started back this week and this go around I have a partner (for how long I don't know...lol), so I imagine mine will be longer than what I'm used to, but I don't see them going past an hour and a half...I think Sunday was about that, maybe a little less....I did find though when doing a more volume style workout when I was nursing my groin injury, that I could be in the gym much longer without a plan set in stone.....I would regularly change plans or exercises and wind up being in there awhile....def longer than necessary....
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Heckman View Post
                            Seriously?
                            Yeah, seriously! I'll give you maybe an hour but how freakin' long do you need to warm up?

                            2 sec. up, 6 sec. down
                            chest 12+5+3 - 96+20+40+20+24=3.5 min.
                            3 min.
                            shoulders 10+5+3 = 3.5 min.
                            3 min.
                            triceps 9+4+4 = 3.5 min.
                            3 min.
                            back width 11+3+2 = 3.5 min
                            3 min.
                            back thickness 12,6 - 96+120+48=5 min.
                            Total before stretching = 31 min.
                            Stretching - 1 min. + 2 min. rest = 12 min.
                            Total with stretching = 43 min.

                            Do you need 17 minutes to warm?
                            Seriously?
                            If it's not fun, don't do it

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by jmhester1956 View Post
                              Yeah, seriously! I'll give you maybe an hour but how freakin' long do you need to warm up?

                              Do you need 17 minutes to warm?
                              Seriously?
                              Originally posted by Sammich View Post
                              Protip: If you're moving weights heavy enough to be worth a damn
                              Get the picture yet? Let's put your "DC workout" up against Fade's or mine and see who needs longer to warm up. Guess what, when you get strong, you need a LOT of time to warm up.

                              Yes, little kids can come in and hammer out a "DC workout" in 30 minutes. That's because they're moving VERY LIGHT WEIGHTS. When you get stronger, when you can generate more intensity, and when you get more advanced, YOU NEED MORE WARM UP SETS AND MORE REST BETWEEN SETS. Let's see how many warm-up sets and rest time you need when you're squatting 500+ for reps on your heavy set, then hammering out a 400+ WM. Or doing calf raises with 500+ pounds on your back. Or doing SLDLs with 300-400.
                              Ph.D., Theoretical Physics '16
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