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EDT Arms Specialization Revisited


#1

CS,

I hope you are well. I ran across the old EDT thread you had back in 2002 and will be hitting this program in a few months.

I wanted your take on diet, maintenance and conditioning when tackling this program.

  1. Basically every day I will be eating slightly above maintenance, then on the training days add the periworkout 2 scoops of Plazma in…could go 3 scoops on the EDT Arm days?

  2. For Maintenance work I was going to do light strength layers: Ramp to 3RM, then 8 sets of 2-8 reps @ 90%.

Monday: EDT Arms
Tuesday: High Pulls (light layers)
Wednesday: Decline Bench (light layers)
Thursday: EDT Arms
Friday: Front Squats (light layers)
Saturday: 20 mins conditioning
Sunday: 20 mins conditioning

What do you think in terms of recovery for the Arms Spec?


#2

Also Mag Pulse split half in middle of night then other have the other half upon morning wake up…or just wait till morning and have a full pulse. Which is more beneficial…prob splitting as to get the aminos flowing round the clock right…?


#3

Your plan sounds good for EDT. It’s been a while since I’ve looked at the program, but it looks like you have it very well covered. I think most people can actually get away with 2 servings of Plazma for most workouts, maybe 3 if doing something like a John Meadows Reactive Pump leg day. But play with it and see if you notice the need for a 3 servings of Plazma for those workouts.

I’ve tried pre-bed pulses, middle of night, and early AM. All are effective. And I’ve even split a pulse: half in middle of night when naturally waking, half when waking in the morning. Whatever doesn’t wake you up too much in the middle of the night. Sometimes drinking a whole one did that to me in the winter, but I find that now that it’s summer I wake up thirsty so killing a whole pulse is exactly what I want at 2AM.

Hard to go wrong with Mag-10. I think every additional pulse between normal meals is beneficial, so it just comes down to personal need and budget of course. I always have at least one of the above pulses though - I just play it by ear whether I want it pre-bed, night, or early AM. The body “tells” me usually, probably because that day’s workout triggered the need. In fact, after a 9 mile hike on Saturday, I had a pulse afterward, then two before bed. Body was screaming for it.