By the way, I’m not really saying that I didn’t gain, just that I didn’t gain enough to make up for what I lost during the decon break that preceded this last round of PE. If I continue with strict IPR for one or two more iterations I could find the ruler moving in a favorable direction.
One point I wanted to make is that I based my decision to stop I-phase work on the concensus of members here that 2 weeks was adequate. Perhaps it wasn’t. I think Xeno based his 2 week determination on actual measurements. He tried to find the point where his gains started to slow and decided to stop his I-phase work there.
I never did that. I never saw any gains during I-phase (at least, I don’t think I did). Perhaps I should have kept going, or worked out more each day.
In other words, maybe the take-home message is that the same intensity and timing isn’t optimal for everybody. We’re all different and should adjust our routines accordingly.
I think IPR is a relatively sound basis for tissue generation, and I’m not ready to throw the protocol out the window yet.
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