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    HBDL is offline Junior Member
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    Default PTTP's greatest point

    Although this is entirely subjective I think PTTP's greatest, most effective point is its total avoidance of lifting until reaching muscular failure.

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    Study after study would show your subjectivity to be mistaken.

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    I am currently doing Pttp. What I get from reading the book (numerous times) is that Pttp is a minimalist program ( two drills) that allows you to train up to 5 days a week with low risk of injury due to the fact that you do not train to failure. Its a good program - but there are - as we all know - many other ways to train depending on your chosen goal....Dennis

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    I think Pttp is a good program for what it does, as is ETK, Convict Conditioning, Get Strong, and any program designed by someone that knows what they are doing. Like you said, Dennis, its about what your goals are.

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    MostlyFull, I chose Pttp for this training season for the specific purpose of going back to the basic fundamentals of building strength without adding any weight to my body. I want to go through a phase of training where the emphasis is on streamlining my training and including intermittent Fasting to amplify the streamlining and weight/fat reduction to the greatest extent possible. Other programs are out there...but I got Pttp, and I want to give it another go and see where it takes me over the next six months...Dennis

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    My only difference w/ Pavel is his freq recommendations. I tried hard to train as little as 2× week avoiding failure but I have an extremely L-O-W tolerance to exercise and as such quickly burnout. I don't think this totally disproves PTTP, just it's recommended freq is too much for me. The book is intended for the masses & I'm a one in a few hundred thousand exceptions. It's bedrock points IMO are :

    #1) The Deadlift is #1
    #2). Stop two reps short of failure
    #3) Cycle your poundages
    #4) Stick to 3-5 reps

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    I train Pttp 4 days a week. Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri. Works great and I feel this works for me as it gives me more recovery time. I do include (optional if I feel like up to it) pull ups and grip training and kb swings...Dennis

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    With DLs I add 5lbs/week. Until it gets really heavy. With SPs I do the Step Cycle where I add 5lbs every 2 or 3 practice sessions. And periodically I drop back down in weight and work my way back up...Dennis

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    I'd burnout pretty quick lifting 4×wk.

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    I could lift 5×week if I took three months off.

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