DC training and cardio/cutting
- 03-09-2011, 11:33 PM
DC training and cardio/cutting
So I have been doing a little reading on DC, and I am pretty impressed from peoples reactions, I have not seen 1 person not have results which is pretty cool.
What I am wondering if anybody has done this while cutting and still made gains, whether that be strength or mass?
- 03-09-2011, 11:44 PM
you gotta go to their website intensemuscle.com there are plenty of threads regarding this. unlike here i wouldnt just fire that question up over there as they will flame you. they expect you to read first and ask questions second. to answer your question it is possible as there are guys over there that do it.
dc rules btw imo
- 03-10-2011, 09:37 AM
I'm making gains with DC on a cut (using no hormonals). I was using fat mobilizers (alpha t2, oep), though, and I think they might have helped in tapping into that energy necessary for the intensity (though I was already an intense lifter). I do highly recommend reading those stickies on their website, though. I mean, some things are truly crucial - like for the widowmaker, you pretty much take what you can do for 10-12 reps struggling and do it for 20, lol.
03-10-2011, 11:53 AM
I am not asking to be spoon fed how to DC, I am asking has anyone cut on it and did it work well, thats it, I want to do DC but in the spring/summer I do not bulk, and I do not want to waste my first DC experience with cutting if that is the case
Just looking for a few opinions for people who have cut with it
03-10-2011, 11:56 AM
Can you elaborate a little more your progress
I have to be honest, haha I am actually scared of doing a DC leg day, I already work up to sets in the 300's on squats and always feel like I am going to die, i cant imagine going to 20 reps, but I do want to try it, and will just not sure when
03-10-2011, 03:53 PM
I have cut NUMEROUS times with DC training over the years. No complaints here. Strength stayed much higher, then previous attempts with more traditional training.
03-10-2011, 04:02 PM
I'm currently cutting...and i only train DC.
DC has changed my mindset and view of training. Volume training has its purposes, but my body has changed the MOST from DC.
You can try the 4 day while cutting - but you may get burned out very quick. Depends on a lot of factors.
03-10-2011, 08:50 PM
So here is the strategy I picked up for leg stuff (half of it I got from a friend when I started DC training before I even knew what it was, and other half I developed and feel very comfortable with). And this is for making linear, calculable progress that you can track. You can always change it up. For the squat, work up to a set of 6 reps. Rest, then take 90 off (plate off each side), and do the 20 repper. For leg press, I work up to a 6-8 repper, drop 180 off (2 plates off each side), and do the 20 repper. If you switch squat with hack squat, then I follow the exact same protocol as with squat.
In terms of progress, I mean, I have giant ass quads with definition I've never had before, so that's a good thing (this is an exaggeration but useful in driving the point home). Strength wise I went from a 375 lb 1RM squat to 405 for 6. And that's on a cut, lol.
03-10-2011, 09:20 PM
Personally if you have never done DC, don't start off by monkeying with things. Do it as it is laid out, in the 2 way(3day) split.
I mean I see people bastardize the program so bad it isn't even DC training anymore..lol
I am going to start 5 x 5 soon. Except i am going to do 20 sets of 9.
03-10-2011, 09:30 PM
03-10-2011, 09:59 PM
If I am reading your post right it looks like you are doing the 2 way split, 4 days a week. If that is the case, that is pretty far away from what DC is. Additionally changing the core layout, and also dropping to 2 exercises vs 3(what is the reason for this). That is quite a lot of changes, from what seems like right off the bat.
You should at least give the actual 2 way split a try for a good long while before tweaking IMO.
At the end of the day you can do as you like, but for someone starting out on the program, they should most definitely follow it as it is laid out. Dc is very functional as is.
I personally didn't really tweak much for years, and even then I just started to bump my rep ranges a bit, because I found I could progress better that way.
03-11-2011, 11:49 AM
03-12-2011, 02:37 AM
"Well I don't plan on joining any other sites, I am an AM member only"
jaydollars do you think am will ban you or something for joining other sites. besides if you want to know about dc their site is the place to be
03-12-2011, 11:41 AM
03-12-2011, 10:58 PM
My variation of this DC workouts follows these principles. The rest are details, to gear the program to how our own bodies work. Lastly, while I might be contradicting the point I just made the last sentence, I am using the very same program that was laid out for my friend by Dante personally, so at the very least you cannot say it's not DC training.
But as for anyone else reading this, I would actually take imprezivr6's advice. I was just merely elaborating on my results from DC on a cut to the OP per request.
03-13-2011, 12:52 PM
You are saying you are doing:
How long did he work with him before he made that change?
What is your reasoning for only 2 exercises on some muscle groups?
I will guarantee DC himself, would tell just about ANYONE to start with the regular 2 way split, unless they were of a super advanced level already, and trying to bring up weak bodyparts.
Last edited by Frank Reynolds; 03-13-2011 at 01:13 PM.
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