- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Rodale Books; First edition. edition (October 25, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1594860831
- ISBN-13: 978-1594860836
- Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 0.6 x 8.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 44 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #409,799 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Muscle Logic : Escalating Density Training Paperback – October 20, 2005
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About the Author
CHARLES STALEY guides Olympic and professional athletes, and serious weightlifters in their quest for physique transformation and performance enhancement. He has authored more than 300 articles for such magazines as Muscle & Fitness, Men's Health, and Ms. Fitness. He currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona.
Top customer reviews
You need to work hard and have the motivation to try and beat you PR each time you train so maybe this technique isn't good for people not willing to push themselves.
The workouts aren't easy either. I didn't have the cardio capacity to do heavy lifting for 15 minutes at a time when I started out (besides previously doing 'cardio' workouts) so I had to build up my work capacity.
Overall, you are going to get out what you are willing to put in.
One - You always have a clear-cut goal when going into a workout. Based on how many reps you did in your last workout with this weight, you know exactly how many reps (or more) you should attempt to get in this workout. If you're a person who just enjoys hanging out in the gym for 90 minutes and working out by "feel", then this approach may not be for you. But, if you're a person who likes to set goals in order to focus your effort, then you will enjoy this approach.
Two - You can clearly see your progress from workout to workout. This can help you stay motivated over time. I not only keep track of the number of reps I do for each PR zone, but I keep track (using a spreadsheet) of the total poundage I move as well. Each time I exceed my last workout's performance (and, since starting this program in April, I have done so in twelve of my last seventeen workouts), I put an asterisk ("*") on my log. If you like to achieve goals (not just set them), this workout system is for you.
In short, this workout methodology forces you to deliver a laser-like focus on results during your workouts. The goal is always clear, and you always know without a doubt if you met it or not.
This book is an amazing book. Not only I have started using this as my preferred exercise routine, my clients are also happy with it, because they can continue to get really good result by investing just about 30% of the time they were investing previously.
I, too, am happy because I am able to give a good result oriented workout, continue satisfying clients with lesser time investment, and increase my income because now I can accommodate more clients in my gym (instead of having people working out 6 days a week, for an hour each day, I can convert a percentage of those to 3 days a week, 30 minutes a day, while continuing to give them good results)!
Talk about a win-win situation!
This book is on my most referred book list!
Bottom line, I'm getting results. I had reached a plateau about two years ago and gains were minimal after that. I kept slogging on. Now, using EDT, after 30 minutes I'm sweating like I've run 3 miles. I'm exhausted, but not sore. Not flirting with injury. This never happened before in any free weight training session I ever made for myself.
I reckon I'll eventually reach a plateau with this method as well. As the author points out in two of his "four cardinal rules:" Everything works. Nothing works forever.
I recommend 100%