I haven’t been doing anything like a clamping marathon. I will try to keep my sets consistent from here on out to follow your views and hypothesis on clamping. I also upped my TUC a few days ago as well after reading this thread. I went from 8-10 minute sets up to 12 minutes. I think that is the longest I am conditioned to handle at this time. I believe the max I can do per day is 4x12 without carrying fatigue over. This is just a guess as I am not 100% positive. I did 4 sets on Friday, 6 on Saturday, 5 Sunday, 4 Monday, 5 Tuesday. I was going to take a couple days off in there, but when I saw the conflicting opinions on this I decided to keep clamping and carrying fatigue. I was thinking about trying for 5x12 for the next couple of weeks or maybe bump it up to 6x12 if possible. Hopefully continuing this will show big gains.
How would you like me to continue LV? I think I have been close enough to your proposed routine that I can continue to do something along these lines and track it in the experiment thread? I’ve been at or over my estimated fatigue threshold, there has been no chance for me to recover so far. Let me know what you’d like to see. After a couple cycles of your routine I will see how it goes with marinera’s proposed routine, and anyone else who can help me gain some girth ;)
I don’t think there is that much difference between marinera’s and my views. You are probably not going to be lucky enough to find a set frequency that will perfectly carry the exact amount of daily fatigue for 2 weeks (assuming consistent frequency), so that you max out at 2 weeks. Rather, you’ll have to move about in sets (as you described). You could do 4 sets one day, 5 sets for a few days until it is too heavy (maybe it’s carrying a bit too much fatigue), 4 sets for a day or two to lower the fatigue amount, etc. This is just because of the discrete nature of adding sets, 5 might be too many for 2 weeks and 4 might be too little.
I think the only difference between marinera’s and my views are off days and TUC. Correct?
And go ahead and follow marinera’s advice on where to post your routine and experience as you go along.