Max-OT: Train Less – Gain More – Intensity
You have been following Max-OT for 4 solid weeks now. You should be getting the feel of this training method and you should already be reaping some rewards in new strength and new muscle growth. And judging from your letters you’re making some serious progress. Congratulations.
The level of intensity will directly reflect the amount of volume required for maximum growth.
Over these past four weeks I have heavily emphasized intensity and overload. This is the heart of Max-OT. One thing I want to make very clear is that the level of intensity will directly reflect the amount of volume required for maximum growth. The more intensity you can generate during your training the less sets you’ll need to do for maximum fiber overload and stimulation.
The next Max-OT routine coming up will have fewer sets than the previous ones. You’ll be training less and getting more out of it. However, it’s time to up your intensity level. You need to learn to concentrate and focus even more intensely than you have previously. This is important. You want to achieve that “mind-muscle” link. You’ll know when you do this. You’ll start lifting heavier weights and really begin to “zone-in” during your workouts.
Remember, overload. Always strive to lift heavier and heavier. When in doubt, go heavier. And one other thing, when you think that maybe you should do one extra set, don’t. As far as sets are concerned, when in doubt, do less.