Hey big boy!
Yeah, i've done the HST classic cycle (slightly customised
) and was impressed with the results. Right now i'm applying the HST principles, but in an individual program.
Personally, i recommend to read the pinciples of HST carefully. Make sure you understand and apply them right. That means, for example:
- 14 days of deconditioning! It's hard, but necessary. In this time, no weights, but you can (and should) do other sorts, cardio, etc.
- 3 days per week is not enough. The HST classic cycle has only 3 days per week, but that's against the HST principles which say that every muscle hast to be worked AT LEAST every 48 hours/every other day!
I did 4-5 sessions per week and was fine. Actually, i felt stronger on days when i had NOT have a rest day before! The only issue with this is, if you're not used to high frequency training, you might get problems with your joints. So maybe every other day (=7 workouts in 2 weeks) is the solution for the first time.
- NO MUSCLE FAILURE! Actually, i think the farer you are from reaching muscle failure, the better. Better do 7reps instead of 10, then wait and do the rest 3, if you can prevent coming close to failure this way but still keep to the total volume, which it is all about in HST.
Have fun! And good luck. You need to figure out how HST fits you. Stay close to the classic the first time, then you know what to change the next time you do the cycle.