Posted On:6/03/2008 12:32pm
Style: Novice (box, jiu-jitsu)
I'm just a stupid noob here, so don't kill me just yet if this has been in a previous thread, but does anyone know anything about MAX-OT ( http://www.ast-ss.com/max-ot/max-ot_intro.asp )? I'm thinking about starting the program soon. Anyone tried it before, anything to say about it?
Posted On:6/03/2008 10:02pm
Style: creonte on hiatus
Never heard of it (not that THAT means anything - it could be a good program.)
But I'd ask three very important questions:
- What exactly are your goals when it comes to weight training?
- What would you wish to get from any weight training program at this moment, and of MAX-OT in particular?
- What's your experience with weight training?
This is important since a good program is only as good as the goals of the intended user.
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Posted On:6/03/2008 10:11pm
A quick search on the internet gave me the following impressions:
1. It's based on low reps, 4-6 (a good thing for strenght training) and avoids long warm ups (to avoid unneeded fatigue.)
2. It heats each major muscle group once a week (giving 7 days to recuperate).
3. It requires 5 days of training a week.
4. It aims to complete each workout in 40 minutes max.
5. It's an advanced bodybuilding training system.
This is AST FAQ's regarding the program. https://astss.com/max-ot/faq.asp?page=2
And this is a link on bodybuilding.com explaining the principles of this program: http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/james1.htm
Sounds good to me, but the person needs to have a strenght foundation to do this. I don't think this is a good program for a novice (the authors suggest the same.) A 5x5 program like the Stronglifts program (see the link on my sig) would be a good starting point.
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