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  • DC (3 Way Split) & HIIT

    I’m trying something new to get me ready for hunting season. These mountains around here don’t play around, and if I want to chase elk, bear, and deer at 9k+ feet I need to be in better shape. Last year I strictly did weighted hikes and ran, but this year I’m opting for a 40-45 minute HIIT class instead. It’s been 2 months now and o already know I’m getting to where I need to be.

    With my earlier then expected gains in the cardiovascular department, I’m itching to get back in to DC. As of right now I do the DC outline, but I do all straight sets and higher reps in the 10-12 range and 4 sets. So 12 sets total. I’m wanting to get back in to a true DC routine. I normally do my SS at 6-8 and 10-12, and keep my RP sets 11-15 and 15-20 for arm movements.

    Whats a “higher” rep range that is still acceptable for DC in my SS and RP sets? The only thing I’m concerned about is my recovery. I don’t use weights in the HIIT class as I workout before the class and get all my weight moving needs out of the way then. For me the HIIT class is purely for endurance.

    I get get up at 0400, at the gym warming up by 0420, and finished with my weights by 0515-0530. Which gives me roughly 30-45 minutes before the HIIT class starts at 0600.

    I workout fasted and by the time the class finishes I break my 18 hour fast with a shake. Then 2 huge meals in my 6 hour window.

    Thanks.
    Last edited by Ezskanken; 03-13-2019, 08:54 PM.

    STRIVING TO BE THE BEST HUSBAND, FATHER, & FRIEND I CAN BE. BEING THE MOST JACKED WOULDNT HURT EITHER...:bb:

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    How old are you? I'm 55 and try to to keep my straight sets above 10 for back thickness, and 12 for legs. But there are times where I go higher just for shits and grins.
    It's difficult to work out too hard, it's easy to work out too long.............

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Dens228 View Post
      How old are you? I'm 55 and try to to keep my straight sets above 10 for back thickness, and 12 for legs. But there are times where I go higher just for shits and grins.
      I turned 36 in May. I was able to get in touch with Dante regarding this and he lined me all out. Been pushing it hard and getting ready for elk season! Can’t wait! Read up on his 5 was spilt, and from giving it a go know why he suggest it for top athletes dedicated to the sport. I’ll stick to the 3 way split now, then drop back to the 2 way split after season.

      STRIVING TO BE THE BEST HUSBAND, FATHER, & FRIEND I CAN BE. BEING THE MOST JACKED WOULDNT HURT EITHER...:bb:

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      • #4
        https://www.intensemuscle.com/forum/...thickness-sets

        I found this where Dante said what rep ranges he recommended for back thickness... but I assume it applies to wanting to do the split with straight sets. One heavy, and one really heavy.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by andishehhank View Post
          https://www.intensemuscle.com/forum/...thickness-sets

          I found this where Dante said what rep ranges he recommended for back thickness... but I assume it applies to wanting to do the split with straight sets. One heavy, and one really heavy.
          Yes back thickness is normally done with 2 SS. Mines were 6-8 and 10-12. Dante won’t talk about DC anymore though. He’s burnt out about trying to explain it over and over and over again.

          STRIVING TO BE THE BEST HUSBAND, FATHER, & FRIEND I CAN BE. BEING THE MOST JACKED WOULDNT HURT EITHER...:bb:

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Ezskanken View Post

            Yes back thickness is normally done with 2 SS. Mines were 6-8 and 10-12. Dante won’t talk about DC anymore though. He’s burnt out about trying to explain it over and over and over again.
            I read a lot of threads on this site before I did DC. You are supposed to do 1-2 sets just like back thickness if you are going to do it with straight sets, maybe a 3rd set if your case really requires it. I was doing it with a set of 4-6 and then a set of 8-12. 6-8 and 10-12 will work too. The idea is to get a heavier set, and a more moderate rep set. Make sure you are doing the most you can to grow as fast as possible without over training. You could even do it with just 1 set, just make sure you are going completely to failure.
            Last edited by andishehhank; 06-27-2019, 04:42 AM.

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