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  1. Frenk1488 is offline

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    Posted On:
    6/03/2008 12:32pm

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    MAX-OT

    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?
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    Posted On:
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    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

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    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.
    Read this for flexibility and injury prevention, this, this and this for supplementation, this on grip conditioning, and this on staph. New: On strenght standards, relationships and structural balance. Shoulder problems? Read this.

    My crapuous vlog and my blog of training, stuff and crap. NEW: Me, Mrs. Macho and our newborn baby.

    New To Weight Training? Get the StrongLifts 5x5 program and Rippetoe's "Starting Strength, 2nd Ed". Wanna build muscle/gain weight? Check this article. My review on Tactical Nutrition here.

    t-nation - Dissecting the deadlift. Anatomy and Muscle Balancing Videos.

    The street argument is retarded. BJJ is so much overkill for the street that its ridiculous. Unless you're the idiot that picks a fight with the high school wrestling team, barring knife or gun play, the opponent shouldn't make it past double leg + ground and pound - Osiris

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