“The basic premise is the same that you need to find your high EQ as a baseline and then experiment from there, whether you find you do best keeping it very high, dropping it slightly or crashing it before you repeat the cycle or allowing it to return to a high level again.”
Cool ! this just answered my first question.
Do you think that there’s an optimum length of mini cycle if that’s the way you end up going ?
I don’t think there is an “optimum” that will work for everyone. I myself am trying to determine is a lesser amount of time daily, or slightly more for a 5 on 2 off, or one on and one off is best. I think that you really have to experiment and see what you respond best to.
You could start with daily, but at a level low enough that EQ doesn’t drop much. If you don’t start seeing gains after a couple weeks you could try mini cycles of 2-3 on and one off, or as Peforeal recently recommended, every other day.
I think especially for “less is more” guys you want enough stress to stimulate gains, but not so much that you crash in one day. I think if it takes more than 1-2 for EQ to return to high levels, its too much.
I think because we are discussing it here, we can get more feed back on what starts to work for guys when nothing was working before. It would be great if we can decern a pattern and generate a few guidelines.
I think a HUGE amount of confusion has persisted in the PE community, because it was never acknowleged that there are “less is more” guys and “more is more” guys. Hell, it may turn out that some “less is more” guys can convert gradually to “more is more” guys.
Until this is understood, each camp finds what finally worked for them and then declares that this is what will work for everyone! This just isn’t the case. Tons of “less is more” guys have tried and tried and tried to do the extensive routines, only to end up with total failure and functional impotence!
On the other hand, “more is more” guys get absolutely nowhere doing modest routines and don’t get gains until they start to really beat the hell out of their dicks!
So, lets toss these concepts around, get feedback on what “finally worked” for guys and try to generate some guidelines that will be helpful!