- 05-16-2009, 01:02 AM
So for you all out there who have done DC training and stuck with it for awhile how were your gains? Im looking for more of the size aspect. Im kinda iffy on trying it because of the heavy weight it wants you to use but im thinking of giving it a shot. Just want to see what other people got from it if you dont mind sharing your experiences.
- 05-16-2009, 01:03 AM
I know what I'm about to post isn't relevent to the subject.
But could someone post this routine? I've heard a lot about it yet never saw it's link or anything.
05-16-2009, 01:05 AM
05-16-2009, 01:07 AM
05-17-2009, 02:43 AM
05-17-2009, 02:52 AM
Everyone responds differently to routines. The only way to know if this is going to work for you by trying it and see.
05-17-2009, 09:12 AM
05-17-2009, 11:50 AM
You should not be DC training, this is obvious from your posts, if you are afraid on heavy weight find a easier program, DC is for those advanced enough to work with extremely high intensity and HEAVY HEAVY weight, find a lighter program like 5X5 and go with that for a good few months.
05-18-2009, 12:14 AM
05-18-2009, 01:43 AM
Agreed with above, I looked at the routine and didn't think highly of it anyway, personally.
Do a yahoo search on Starting Strength, push, pull, legs or Bill Starr 5 x 5.
05-18-2009, 11:45 AM
DC is BY FAR the best routine I've ever tried. Mentally, physically... just everything about it "works" for me. No other program has given me the gains in strength and size that DC has. Everyone is different though, so experiment and see what works for you. I do suggest you give DC a try though. Give it a good 3 months and see if you haven't made tons of progress.
05-18-2009, 12:28 PM
05-18-2009, 12:56 PM
05-18-2009, 01:07 PM
05-18-2009, 01:10 PM
05-18-2009, 01:13 PM
its just the fact that you state you are afriad of heavy weight bro when the whole metholody of DC is heavy heavy weight and continual progression
05-18-2009, 02:32 PM
05-18-2009, 02:49 PM
05-18-2009, 02:55 PM
Heavy weight is relative.. If the weight is HEAVY for you, then that is what you need to be using.
That said, there is ways to manipulate how heavy of weights(for you) you are using, through different rep ranges.
For instance DB incline bench presses. You could do 90 for 15rp, or possibly 75 for 30rp. You can be progressive on either.
05-18-2009, 02:58 PM
05-18-2009, 03:06 PM
05-18-2009, 03:07 PM
05-18-2009, 03:41 PM
Keep in mind allot of the articles, and other posts on DC are outdated, and has since evolved in some aspects.
If you want to stay current, just go to intense muscle, and start reading some of the stickies, and some of the "pound puppy" section, as there are tons of sample plans, laid out the RIGHT way.
05-18-2009, 03:42 PM
05-18-2009, 04:12 PM
For the ones that have done t and seen good gains how long has it taken before you actually start to notice gains in size and see results?
05-18-2009, 04:21 PM
05-18-2009, 05:51 PM
From my brief experience with DC training it is only to be used by people with nails running through there veins. You have to be ANGRY in the gym to make it through this routine, however, if used correctly it can make gains unmatched by other programs. I could definitely see why gymrat wouldn't like the program, he doesn't believe in lifting hard and eating big to bust through plateaus. The thing is, Dante would tell him NOT to do the program anyway as he's not advanced enough in bodybuilding to be able to handle the load. Usually Dante wants you in the 200+ range to even think about doing this because it does put a huge load on your CNS and your body. So in conclusion if you think you're ready for it then try it. See how you feel, see if you can beat the book. Chances are it'll grow on you.
05-18-2009, 07:09 PM
05-18-2009, 07:23 PM
Some have researched it enough, watched the DVD, and understand it in and out before doing it, and hit the ground running.
I would say(for me atleast) the first blast was sort of a getting your feet wet, where you make gains, but you are still feeling things out.. After that you should be moving along pretty well.
05-18-2009, 09:08 PM
I ll tell you one thing I started DC today and when people say its intense that doesnt even do it justice.. I gotta admit I absolutely loved it. There is definitely a feeling it out stage as others have mentioned, I imagine especially in the first few weeks. There were a few exercises today where I shouldve used more weight, but doing it is the only way to find out.
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