2 phase PE?
So said, holding in mind specific adaptations of CT to, respectively, [low loads-long time] and [high loads-short time], we could try putting these principles in “layman terms”.
It seems reasonable to try a first phase with low loads, long time, typically wearing an extender, 3-6 days per weeks, 2-8 hours daily, for a total amount of 600-800 h. This should cause an “elastic dumped” adaptation of CT, reducing the resistance to strains.
The second phase should be based on high-loads, short work, 2-5 sessions per weeks. In this phase, the “elastic dumped” adaptations could go back, enhancing again resistance of CT. So, it would be wise wearing an extender at least 2 times per week x two hours.
Both phases should call for heating and cool down, how mentioned before. There is also an excellent thread by Iguana about benefits of heating and cooling on CT:
An alternative approach would be wearing an extender for some hours daily and, after that, doing a brief session with high-loads. It seem that this last approach would be less effective, however.
We have yet to add some references about CT adaptations to work, but, for now, I think, would be better to digest the amount of information that has been already provided.
Last edited by marinera : 07-01-2008 at .