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German Pitt Force Training

Posted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 5:48 pm
by HIT Rob
Hi all,

Found out about this training method last year from a friend in Germany, its a high stress, high intensity training technique (a good thing when used sparingly), which allows for a deeper level of fatigue and stimulation. Its basically a form of rest pause training, whereby you pick a weight you could achieve 8-12 continuous reps to failure with, but instead, you aim for 15-20 reps in rest pause style, for the first several reps you'll only need 2-3 seconds rest between reps, and as the weight becomes more and more challenging, you increase the rest between the reps to as much as 15-20 seconds. Kinda reminds me of the old 20 rep squat method.

Here's some videos of this technique...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LupPKGP9dY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICBR2wYb ... 786B0E68FA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWVlIRy1Wic

Re: German Pitt Force Training

Posted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 2:22 pm
by mrbear666
i love this kinda thing, the old school 20 rep squat thing is brutal! i like to use things like this when u get a sticking point its a good way increasiing reps with a weight without having to add more and more and more volume!

Re: German Pitt Force Training

Posted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:40 pm
by HIT Rob
Yes mate, perfect for working around a sticking point, the idea behind it is that it allows for some of the by-products of fatigue (such as blood and lactic acid) to drain and get some oxygen before performing the next rep. Another similar approach is Drew Baye's version, that is, using a weight that allows the completion of 5-8 reps, with a 5 second rest pause between each rep. Same idea, just not as stressful as Pitt force.