I'm wondering if anyone has heard of Mentzer's thoughts on consolidation training and its effectiveness...
He contends that only enough work needed to stimulate the body's growth mechanism need be done in a given workout, and anything more than that is unnecessary. From The Wisdom of Mike Mentzer- "Mike held that one set taken to the point where no additional repetitions are possible for a given muscle ("one set to failure") is all that is required to trigger the body's growth mechanism into motion."
The workout he proposes and claims allowed one of his clients to go from 160 lbs to 210 lbs in just 3 months (with a total of 12 workouts lasting a mere 2 to 4 minutes each) optimizes recovery days- anywhere between 4 and 7 between workouts...is as follows:
2. lat pulldowns
i think this topic is phenomenal as a learning tool for younger lifters, so i would appreciate some of the vets shedding light on any experience they may have in the matter.