It sounds like a decent program. Check the journal section, Twin Peak is experimenting with it right now. He's been saying that he likes the workouts. I honestly don't know how his gains have been coming along though.
"The greatest obstacle to knowledge is not ignorance but the illusion of knowledge." -Barry Marshall, Nobel Laureate
I have not tried the workout, but what I can say is that Charles is one of the most innovative and intelligent men in the fitness field. He has tremendous knowledge and applies it very sensibly. I don't know that I would enjoy his method on this particular program (and I'm quite happy with my P, RR, S method), but I believe that most of what this man says is certainly worth trying!
I just wanted to let everyone know that I've been doing this workout now for three days and I haven't been this sore in years. We'll see what kind of results I get, but I think the pump and soreness are good signs.
How it works is, once you can do 20 % more reps than when you started, you then up the weights by 5 %.
So, 100 pounds at 75 reps on the first session, would increase to 105 pounds once you got to 90 reps.
Depending on your degree of conditioning and strength and recovery levels, this increase might take 3 sessions to reach, or it might take 6 or more.
The cool thing is, that, within that time frame you are "working" flat out, and really taxing your muscles to the max. Every workout.
I've been doing this training for a little longer than Bear and I've recently recruited a good, reliable training partner, to keep me at it and the truth is, from the very first EDT workout I felt like I'd just discovered weight training all over again. It is awesome.
The sweat, the pump, the pain, the growth, the challenge is sensational.
I've been doing some EDT workouts myself lately, and I like them, I've only got a few under my belt but so far the results seem pretty positive. My first two times working out my weights were off and in most cases were a little too low, and in one case a little too high. Having an exercise that is significantly easier than the other exercise in your 20 minute session leaves you constantly pushing the weights you are having the most trouble with, so getting the weights right can be tricky (on my workout sheets I keep track of the reps, and which exercise was easier... so that the next workout I can adjust for a much better workout).
How often do you plan to change the exercises you have chosen to use in your workouts? I'm aiming for about a month (10 workouts) and then I'll revise my exercises for a bit of variety.
I've come to pretty much the same conclusions, it does get results (at least for the specific exercises you are performing) but it also becomes a chore too. I'm taking a break, though mines more on the basis I've been sick after 3 of the last 4 workouts. It's probably just the season but doing fairly brutal edt workouts can't be helping my immune system much, hopefully when I return to working out in about a week I won't have to schedule workouts between the disease of the week. I'll probably return to doing an EDT style workout, but I will be switching up the routine/exercises.