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Blitzzz (RIP) 07-14-2009 07:20

Blitz only Thread
 
I am posting this thread seperately of the other "what's new" thread because I have over (update to 300) persons associated with this site that are using the Blitz system.

I would like all of the persons who have been sent copies of the Blitz to post results and opinions here for ease of coordination the info for further work in this area.

As I have stated and will defend to the end is that this system is the only "NEW" exercise system on the planet. I think if we deal with it here there will be less confusion for the other systems as there is no comparission between these and the Blitz ..

Thanks and good luck to you all.
I am trying to get the Groups to adapt this system as the primary source of strength and endurance for the troops.
There is no need to "hire" a strength coach for each Group ,when the Team members can be trained to Blitz their teams and the Groups can better spend their money on Proper equipment to blitz.. Big savings on money with a Much, much, better result. Blitz

Soak60 07-14-2009 14:00

2 weeks so far
 
I've been using the Blitz as my "light lift" workout to alternate with my heavier workouts; doing 2 days a week using Blitz for chest/arms and shoulders/back, and then 2 "traditional" lifting days later in the week. (I work my abs and do pushups and run/cardio/ruck regardless of whether I lift or not)

The Blitz days are MUCH harder, and it's too soon to say for sure, but I'm pretty sure having Blitz as my alternate is increasing my max reps on the heavier days (I am shooting for being able to bench 225lbs 20+reps, not going to go over that weight for max- I weigh 200lbs atm, shooting to lower to 185). Either way, I think I'm more smoked overall on Blitz days than traditional days.

Question though: I'm working through to a minute, but I had to actually lower the weight to less than 1/3 of my 1-rep max. I tried doing exactly 1/3, but ended up having to stop and rest, so I moved the weight down for the following sets rather than have to put the bar down for 10 seconds. Is this acceptable, or do I need to try harder?

Alex

Blitzzz (RIP) 07-14-2009 16:03

Quote:

Originally Posted by Soak60 (Post 273687)
I've been using the Blitz as my "light lift" workout to alternate with my heavier workouts; doing 2 days a week using Blitz for chest/arms and shoulders/back, and then 2 "traditional" lifting days later in the week. (I work my abs and do pushups and run/cardio/ruck regardless of whether I lift or not)

The Blitz days are MUCH harder, and it's too soon to say for sure, but I'm pretty sure having Blitz as my alternate is increasing my max reps on the heavier days (I am shooting for being able to bench 225lbs 20+reps, not going to go over that weight for max- I weigh 200lbs atm, shooting to lower to 185). Either way, I think I'm more smoked overall on Blitz days than traditional days.

Question though: I'm working through to a minute, but I had to actually lower the weight to less than 1/3 of my 1-rep max. I tried doing exactly 1/3, but ended up having to stop and rest, so I moved the weight down for the following sets rather than have to put the bar down for 10 seconds. Is this acceptable, or do I need to try harder?

Alex

Unfortunately, without me there to coach you are left to what you "feel"
I am going to tell you Not to do anything else while on the Blitz. The other lifting will give a detrimental affect to Blitzing.
I do not care that you may feel guilty not having a traditional lift day. I totaly reccomend NOT DOING anything else while Blitzing. Your gains will be beyond all expected results. Please read the Performance points again. They are "critical" to the outcomes. Push the 1 minutes without stopping, and I know if you are doing a 1/3 wt. workout you can do a full minute. You must keep the tertiary muscle fibers engaged by NOT STOPIING during that 1 minute. Go as absolutely fast as you can push reps and keep the motion through the 1 minute no matter how "slow" you end up. In a bout 2 weeks you should be smoking the entire minute.
I say you should start with Blitz alone.. You will be amazed, amazed. Dave Boltz

tcush 07-14-2009 16:31

Blitzzz,

I'm planning to start your program next week, but haven't been able to find your suggested frequency in either the pdf hosted on the main site here or old posts. I am most likely going to do full body circuits. Every other day?

Thanks

Blitzzz (RIP) 07-14-2009 18:08

A note to all....
 
Because this is a single thread, I can answer many questions here and many other people can get the answers. First question on frequency.

By Nautilus studies, One requires 48 to 92 hours between total fatique systems. I have seen very good results with a work out every 48 hours and as little as 2 per week.

The fatique levels will be unlike anything you have experienced prior.

Praetorian 07-14-2009 18:15

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blitzzz (Post 273736)
Because this is a single thread, I can snswer many questions heere and many other people can get the amswers. First qyestion on frequency.
.

So doing the same routine daily or twice a day would be detrimental?

BigJimCalhoun 07-14-2009 18:17

Is it possible to do this program successfully with free-weights? It seemed from the documents that a system such as bowflex would be better.

Blitzzz (RIP) 07-14-2009 20:29

Blitzing is done at such a high rep rate that many pieces of equipment are not appropriate for use. Best results are with cable machines like Bow Flex, Weider Crossbow, Weider Cross Bar platinum, Bio flex. Keiser pneumatic equipment, And Power tech leverage type equipment.

The reason standard stack weights don’t work well is because of the high speed of reps, which cause the weights to free float and limit the rep speed.

Free weights work well but care in exercise design requires LOG and ensuring full range of motion.
Free weights are fine when exercises are designed with most of the motion IN the line of gravity. A good trainer will be able to design the exercises. The advantage of free weights is the "plyometric" effect of the hyper speed reps (the deceleration and acceleration of each rep. Works fine!!

Some detail on the different Machines.

The Blitz system requires detailed weight increases as you progress, and these increases will require 1# increments. With that being the case you may have to use 1 a 2 pound wrist weights to correct the weight.

1. Bow Flex uses power rods that provide 5# incremental increases.

2. Weider Cross Bow uses 10# resisted bars. will need to have 5# and $ one # wts for each arm additional.

3. Weider Cross Bar platinum has 1# incremental changes electrical Box to set resistance.

4. Bio Flex has 10# increments on a slide bar. very smooth and fast

5. Keiser equipment is pneumatic controlled at 1# increments. (excellent machines)

6. Power Tech equipment uses a lever system and plate weights, so weights can be applied as needed. Good machines but may be to heavy at starting weights. ( many other companies are now producing leverage machines )

7. Bow Flex Revolution, looks to be a good option.

There are likely to be more machines that will work, but will have to be researched further. This is just a list to give ideas for setting up a gym, or finding similar equipment.

Blitz

Blitzzz (RIP) 07-14-2009 20:34

Quote:

Originally Posted by Praetorian (Post 273737)
So doing the same routine daily or twice a day would be detrimental?

Will not produce as you may think. Take a good 48 to 92 hours and results will be scary. Blitz

BigJimCalhoun 07-14-2009 20:41

How often does one do the program? I reviewed the documents and do see it. Does one do all 8 exercises 3 days a week?

abc_123 07-14-2009 21:13

Blitz,

The limitations of standard cable machines are what I have been experiencing.

How about some free-weight exercises that in your experience work well with your system?

I'm re-habbing my shoulder right now after thowing it out throwing the shot-put (like an idiot) coaching my kids track team ... but when I was going balls-out using your program to the best that the machines at the gym allowed I was VERY happy with the results.

all the best,

abc

dmgedgoods 07-15-2009 21:47

I am having the same issues as abc 123. I push it on the cable machines, but feel like I am not maximizing the gains. I have not been able to commit fully to the program due to work constraints; however, I have noticed a marked increase in my ruck performance.

If there is a free weight alternative, please enlighten us. It would seem that using the same principal would work with free weights, but I don't want to get carried away.

Shawn

Blitzzz (RIP) 07-16-2009 06:02

Free weights
 
Free weights work well but care in exercise design requires LOG and ensuring full range of motion.
Free weights are fine when exercises are designed with most of the motion IN the line of gravity. A good trainer will be able to design the exercises. The advantage of free weights is the "plyometric" effect of the hyper speed reps (the deceleration and acceleration of each rep. Works fine!!
This previous statement says "yes" to free weights.
Here are some pointers:
1. Blitzing is Blitzing.
2. Design circuits the same (6 to 8 exercises)
3. Ensure each exercise is positioned as to provide the most of the weight's "travel" is in the Line Of Gravity (LOG).
4. The "plyometric" effect is a good advantage of free weights and introduced into the exercises by the hyper speed reps (the deceleration and acceleration of each rep).
5. Pay strict attention to the "preformance Points" I sent you.
6. 20% increses in weight after "goal Reps" are met in 3 circuits of each exercise as it happens.
7. A modification to free weight use is to recalculate your Starting weight to 1/4th of your 1 RM as opposed to 1/3rd. This should decrease problems created be #4.
May the Force be with You. Blitzzz

MILON 07-16-2009 09:16

Blitzzz,

I've been reading the thread and have a question.

Can you define in the Line of Gravity? I believe I know what this means, but want to make sure I have the right idea.

Thanks,

Milon

Blitzzz (RIP) 07-16-2009 21:23

LOG
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MILON (Post 274047)
Blitzzz,

I've been reading the thread and have a question.

Can you define in the Line of Gravity? I believe I know what this means, but want to make sure I have the right idea.

Thanks,

Milon

Draw an imaginary line straight through you head to toe.
Imagine a weight on that line....then understand that as the weight move up that line it's resistance is the same. to move that weight outside that line will change it resistance.

Okay..If you are standing and are doing a curl. The resistance to your Bicep is increased as the weight moves away (arching) from the body. It's greatest resistance to the bicept is 90 degrees out in front. As you continue to raise the weight toword you it decreases in resistance.

Think of the diifferences of doing a sit up on level ground then on a elevated plan or on a declining plan easier.

Just use apporved exercises and good posture. Okay?

MILON 07-16-2009 21:38

Would combining bands with free weights create the effect you are looking for regarding the rep rate and preventing the "free float"?

Example:

DB Bench Press w/ Bands

http://www.xlathlete.com/view_exerci...xercise_id=332


If applicable, the variable resistance is also very beneficial, but one must account for the added resistance of the bands.

We purchase bands from this site:

www.ironwoodyfitness.com

Its the best price I could find for this type of band.

Milon

Blitzzz (RIP) 07-17-2009 05:24

Bands alone because...
 
Milon, You are thinking, and that's not a bad thing (LOL).
Bands are wonderful on their own. I see where you're heading with this, and would require some really accurate measuring to determene the added resistance. I had used this technique to get wall pully weights to "return" faster for Blitzing in the clinic, and it worked well.
The band resistance is and can be rated, but differs by the length of pull. So I say continue with what you're doing/thinking, but here are a couple of thoughts on this approach.
use the least resistant band that will work.
In Blitzing, a 1# weight increase over the 20% increase will adversely affect progress, so beware of your rep speeds.
Also the length of the bands should not affect the resistance of the exercise until the last few degrees of movement to assist return.

The resistance at the end of acceleration movement should not exceed (overly) the end resistance on the deceleration end.

It will assist on those machines with cabled weights, but the plyometric effect of "free" weight speeds is very beneficial to the system.

Thanks for your input, I like it. The Blitz is very different and will take some different thinking.

Dave

Praetorian 07-20-2009 14:47

I have one rotator cuff that doesnt function correctly. I really cant raise my left arm much beyond eye level.

I used to do french curls for tricep work (which I think may be what screwed up my RC in the first place) but I obviously cant anymore.

Can anybody recommend a different tricep isolating exercise using free weights or bungee bands?

Thanks.

Blitzzz (RIP) 07-20-2009 17:16

Tricepts press downs
 
STARTING POSITION: Standing, facing the Latpull bar., Place hands shoulder width apart grasping the Bar.
Position youself with elbows at you side, palms down and press the bar down and return up to about chest hight (don't move you're elbows.

Second exercise you can do are Kick backs. One arm at a time, one knee and one hand one a weight brnch(leaning foreward) allow the exercise arm to Hang straight toward the ground, then bring weight straight upto about your chest and then straighten your arm back toward your back (buttocks), and return.

Addtionally, you can lie face down on the bench with the affected arm reaching the floor (usually with bent elbow) then you can push/pull a light weight along the floor as far over your head as minimul pain allows. Always using this one to increase the ROM of that shoulder. This takes the RC out of the Line of gravity and eliminates compensation. You must focus on moving the weight with only shoulder and no trapezius involment.

These should help,.. Dave

Praetorian 07-20-2009 22:08

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blitzzz (Post 274718)
STARTING POSITION: Standing, facing the Latpull bar., Place hands shoulder width apart grasping the Bar.
Position youself with elbows at you side, palms down and press the bar down and return up to about chest hight (don't move you're elbows.

Second exercise you can do are Kick backs. One arm at a time, one knee and one hand one a weight brnch(leaning foreward) allow the exercise arm to Hang straight toward the ground, then bring weight straight upto about your chest and then straighten your arm back toward your back (buttocks), and return.

Addtionally, you can lie face down on the bench with the affected arm reaching the floor (usually with bent elbow) then you can push/pull a light weight along the floor as far over your head as minimul pain allows. Always using this one to increase the ROM of that shoulder. This takes the RC out of the Line of gravity and eliminates compensation. You must focus on moving the weight with only shoulder and no trapezius involment.

These should help,.. Dave

Thanks. I will give these a shot.

Thanks again for all your help! Much Appreciated.

Sean 07-21-2009 08:55

Blitzzz,

Looking at your program, I'm concerned about one very major aspect, and that is your advocation, or rather insistence, on the use of cable/pulley type machines for most exercises. Such machines eliminate the use of stabilzer muscles, as the machine ensures that the weight moves along a predetermined path. This weakens the body overall, and increases the chance of injury during outside-the-gym activities (Rucking is a good example, as is dynamic urban movement).

Also, you state that you want to eliminate the "free float" aspect of free weights. The "free float" is exactly the desired effect in many Olympic lifts, especially the Clean, wherein one is pulling the weight to a point, dropping under it, and catching it while it is practically weightless, due to momentum. If a clean is missed, it is dropped, with no pulleys or cables to control its movement. Likewise, if a clean is performed, it is done with only the tissue and bone of the lifter to stabilize and move the weight, not a cable or pulley or lifting glove in sight. (They tend to clutter up the platform)

I'm not trying to step on any toes, I just think the Blitzzz program has some glaring flaws that make it impractical for many of the men and women here.

JumpinJoe1010 07-21-2009 09:19

January---------------------------------May

Bench Press (Free Weights)
Weight 55-------------------------------80
Reps 66/64------------------------------82/86/82

Squat (Machine)

Weight 110------------------------------140
Reps 47/48------------------------------51/55/51

Curls (Free Weights)

Weight 35-------------------------------50
Reps 42/44------------------------------75/79/79

Leg Curls (Machine)

Weight 35-------------------------------65
Reps 48/47------------------------------53/54/53

Arm Rows (Machine)

Weight 65-------------------------------80
Reps 50/50------------------------------73/75/70

Calf Raises (Machine)

Weight 70-------------------------------95
Reps 50/51-----------------------------60/65/67

Situps

Start
50 x 3 sets (Non Timed)

Finish
80 x 3 Sets (Non Timed)

When you read these results, I began in January and end results in May.

I began with leg extensions in the mix but after being recommended to drop that particular exercise, due to overworking the same muscles in different exercise, I dropped that in my work out and never added a replacement. Couldn't quite find an exercise that would fit.

The first workout was refreshing but tiring with only two circuits, where as the next week when I began three circuits I wanted to puke at the end. I did get over that hurdle, but was exhausted non the less.

I had two workouts a week which were roughly 45 minutes a session. Each station was 1 minute with one minute rest between exercises, except for the sit-up. I chose sit-ups because for the obvious reason I wanted to be good at sit-ups. It was not the exercise recommended, but worked non the less.

The biggest challenge I found was the machines. My reps were way higher with free weights, but for exercises for the legs, it is was the better choice at the gym for the time and the people I had to work with sharing the equipment.

I would recommend these workouts for anyone wanting to increase their endurance. It is a quick workout to be added to an overall PT plan.:lifter

I want to thank Dave for the help in getting started and working out the process for me.

Blitzzz (RIP) 07-21-2009 14:40

Thanks JumpinJoe1010
 
Joe, Looks like you're doing Okay with the Blitz . Thanks for the words. Blitz maintenance is about once a month. You won't lose any thing.

Now to SEAN: Any fears you may have about the Blitz are as all the other "professionals" I have discussed it with.
First if I didn't write it clearly enough Free Weights are fine. Read the above posts... weights on cables free float at around 60+ reps/min.
Since you have never "Blitzed", you misgivings should not be stated as fact. I have used the Blitz for 17 years with NO injuries at all, Neither Tendon, ligament, or Muscle.
You're assumptions are based on what information you recieved from the same trough we all feed from in schools.
All known systems are based on what you know. Not so the Blitz. It is so far outside the box it is hard for the average Muscle head to grasp.
Everyone has to be discouraged to do other exercises while doing Blitz.
I will tell you that You can not duplicate the results of this system with any thing you know.
A challenge to all trainers and coaches is to train any number of your personel until you can no longer get them any stronger. Give them to me and i will return then to you A minimum of 20% stronger and with at least twice the anaerobic and aerobic endurance. EVERYONE.
Sean PM me and I will give you my personal phone number and we can talk.
On this thread don't critisize that which you know nothing.
A quick question. Can you do double leg extensions with 270lbs at 142 reps/min
The math is over 38,000 lbs of weight movede in one minute. Do it for three circuits,.. Blitzzz

Blitzzz (RIP) 07-21-2009 14:48

Another note to Sean
 
Just for fun...Name A stabilizer muscle. Just one. Blitzzz

A note to all else...Sean's remarks are mostley unfounded and should not to be taken seriously.

Blitzzz (RIP) 07-21-2009 15:01

Reason for speed
 
Blitzing is done at around 400 degrees per second. Alters with each individual but that is the reason for cable type machines.

Cable machines can be directed in a line but can be unstable as well.

Answer to the prevous question is...there are no "stabilizer" muscles.
All muscles cross joints (except Heart) and there fore stabilize the joints.
The greatest strength of the Blitz is that it strengthens the tertiary fibers which increase joint strength.
Please ask any questions you may have but make no comments about that which you have no reference.

Sean 07-21-2009 17:06

I'll try to answer in one post the questions posed in three.

First, regarding stabilizer muscles, I was referring to the segmental stabilizers (multifidus) located along the spine that ensure spinal alignment during complex, multijoint movements such as Olympic and Power lifts, and basic functional movements. The segmental stabilzers as well as the muscles of the trunk (the core) provide stability, balance, and power, and prevent injury.

On to functional exercises, which will answer why I have no idea if I can hop on the comfy leg extension machine and do 100-plus reps of the same boring, single-joint movement. Basically, functional movements establish motor recruitment patterns which are applicable to daily life. For example, if I'm about to lift a large television and move it somewhere, my body knows to keep the spine straight, bend the legs, and start the movement at the core. It knows this because I deadlift. A lot. Therefore my nervous system is used to the idea of "pick up heavy object off the ground" and I am able to do so without injury. If I need to pick up a heavy box and put it on a high shelf, again my body knows what to do because I do cleans and jerks, and their variants.

Utilizing pulley machines, Bowflexes, and isolation exercises in general does nothing to develop these neuromuscular pathways, making real-life movements like those I mentioned inefficient at best and hazardous at worst. I have never been in a situation where I've had to sit in a chair and move my legs against resistance from the knee down. I do, however, have to lift up heavy objects all the time, sometimes even over my head. Therefore, I see little use for the leg extension machine. However, if one makes their living going to spectator events, the pec fly machine could develop wicked clapping power.

Lastly, most of the tertiary muscles are in your hands and feet. Many deal with fingers and toes, especially the big ones. Hardly helpful in bicep curls, but with enough time on the Blitz, I guess I could become a Thumb War champ.

Blitzzz (RIP) 07-21-2009 18:19

[/QUOTE]Lastly, most of the tertiary muscles are in your hands and feet. Many deal with fingers and toes, especially the big ones. Hardly helpful in bicep curls, but with enough time on the Blitz, I guess I could become a Thumb War champ.[/QUOTE]

Your arguments are less than the usual. What you call stabilizer muscles are muscles that like all others , cross joints and contract as needed. Not limited to the spine unless you can name other muscles that bend and flex the spine.
The stabilization of the joints is done by the muscles that move them. Muscles do an all or nothing contraction. Muscle recruitment determines amount and speed.
Not to be confused with Primary, secondary, and tertiary fibers, each bundle has three types of muscle Two phasic and one tonic, but of each of those they are prioritized by the brain (from birth) to be Primary, secondary, and tertiary in order of use.
This system is the only system to strengthen the tertiary system on the planet.
After Blitzing one can do any of the other "functional" events wihout the normal tissue failures. Yes you will be much more resistant to injury, much stronger, and have much more endurance than you have ever had. It is a promise I can keep. that it regardless of ANY other method of exercise you can come up with. These are facts you can not disprove. I would suggest you get as strong as you can with any system you want , and on completion of that I WILL MAKE YOU STRONGER.
You do not know this system so keep you frailties to youself. Go to the other thread where you conventional trainers can talk of the benefits of Cross Fit, P90X, Mountian Fitness, the , SEAL's workout Book. It's all the same just different names. None develope the tertiary system. It a place in your body you have never been,
Keep trying. Go talk to MILON.

I can take the World's Strongest Man and make him stronger (more Powerful_

dac 07-21-2009 19:29

Sean, I think it's worth pointing out that nobody said you have to do the Blitz workout for the rest of your life.

I can appreciate the argument that exercise mimicking real-world work creates neural pathways and is "better" but that is looking at the problem in a vacuum. The Blitz workout is one piece of a good overall plan. Dead-lifts and cleans are great, but anybody can plateau. When you hit your next one give Blitz a try and come back and post your results here.

Sean 07-21-2009 20:42

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blitzzz (Post 274863)
Your arguments are less than the usual. What you call stabilizer muscles are muscles that like all others , cross joints and contract as needed. Not limited to the spine unless you can name other muscles that bend and flex the spine.
The stabilization of the joints is done by the muscles that move them. Muscles do an all or nothing contraction. Muscle recruitment determines amount and speed.
Not to be confused with Primary, secondary, and tertiary fibers, each bundle has three types of muscle Two phasic and one tonic, but of each of those they are prioritized by the brain (from birth) to be Primary, secondary, and tertiary in order of use.
This system is the only system to strengthen the tertiary system on the planet.
After Blitzing one can do any of the other "functional" events wihout the normal tissue failures. Yes you will be much more resistant to injury, much stronger, and have much more endurance than you have ever had. It is a promise I can keep. that it regardless of ANY other method of exercise you can come up with. These are facts you can not disprove. I would suggest you get as strong as you can with any system you want , and on completion of that I WILL MAKE YOU STRONGER.
You do not know this system so keep you frailties to youself. Go to the other thread where you conventional trainers can talk of the benefits of Cross Fit, P90X, Mountian Fitness, the , SEAL's workout Book. It's all the same just different names. None develope the tertiary system. It a place in your body you have never been,
Keep trying. Go talk to MILON.

I can take the World's Strongest Man and make him stronger (more Powerful_

Anytime someone criticizes your program or points out a flaw, you end up sounding like either a used car salesman or a religious zealot. Tell me when you help the World's Strongest Man reach his full potential, it might lend your precious Blitz some legitimacy. Meanwhile, Crossfit enjoys the endorsement of professional athletes, fighters, soldiers, law enforcement officers, firefighters, and several others who actually use their entire bodies to make a living. The day I see an Olympian credit his success to your program, I'll donate my Kettlebell set to charity. I may even throw in my Power Rings.

One final note: I think a Russian named Ivan Drago used your program, with its cables and pulleys, and threw some free weights in to spice things up. I recall him being beaten by an American who trained in a barn with logs and stuff. How can that be?

Blitzzz (RIP) 07-21-2009 21:39

Sean
 
You can't critisize something or Point out a flaw of something you know nothing about.
Critisize what you know. You haven't a clue about this system. It has been used without fail for over 17 years. That includes 4 years in Ft Campbell's Physical Therapy dept with Unparalleled success. People were able to return to work after a year and a half without running and Maxing there PT Runs.
You taking this so personal, indicates a fault in your belief system. You are on to nothing new. Your comments here have no weight. There is no Flaw in this system. Certianly none you would have any knowledge of.
I'm glad you're happy with what you do, stick with it, be happy.
You are argueing on assumptions you are making of my system.
You have no facts.
Car salesman or not, I can promise what I say about the results of this system are always thus. Have never failed, and are so outside the box, that Exercise phyiolgists, Athletic Trainers, PTs, and coaches are the hardest to get through to. Love being Mired in the Mundane.
The comment on the world's strongest man is to assure you of my confidence in this system. No one has ever done this system for over 6 weeks that didn't achieve the goals I have promised. Blitzzz

Irishsquid 07-21-2009 23:47

Quote:

Originally Posted by dac (Post 274873)
Sean, I think it's worth pointing out that nobody said you have to do the Blitz workout for the rest of your life.

I can appreciate the argument that exercise mimicking real-world work creates neural pathways and is "better" but that is looking at the problem in a vacuum. The Blitz workout is one piece of a good overall plan. Dead-lifts and cleans are great, but anybody can plateau. When you hit your next one give Blitz a try and come back and post your results here.



That is my plan to test out the Blitz system. I am starting to plateau with Crossfit...so if/when I stop seeing any progress, I'm going to switch over to Blitz, and use that as the test. If I start getting stronger/faster/more powerful again, I'll be sold.

Blitzzz (RIP) 07-22-2009 04:27

IrishSquid
 
Just a Note; When you start the Blitz, try not to do anything else for best results.
I know it make one feel guilty but it works and works well. Blitzzz

Blitzzz (RIP) 07-22-2009 08:20

Blitz Personel
 
At last count there are 81 folks on this site that have recieved Blitz materials sent to them by me. I don't have a number of any that downloaded from the site.
To all the users of this system a status up date would be appreciated. E-mail or post is fine. Blitzzz

Blitzzz (RIP) 07-22-2009 13:27

"Ivan Drago"
 
Our young weight lifter would argue a point based on fiction.
Hell he even failed to mention beating on side of beef too.
Drago is played by Dolph Lungren in the "Rocky"movie. I quess we can equate Rocky's routine with Cross Fit.

Now the Blitz is really under fire.
Lord knows the Crossfit Guy isn't a Used Car (system) salesman.
He makes a lot more money selling his than I do Giving mine.
Blitzzz

Team Sergeant 07-22-2009 15:09

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blitzzz (Post 274885)
You can't critisize something or Point out a flaw of something you know nothing about.
Critisize what you know. You haven't a clue about this system. It has been used without fail for over 17 years. That includes 4 years in Ft Campbell's Physical Therapy dept with Unparalleled success. People were able to return to work after a year and a half without running and Maxing there PT Runs.
You taking this so personal, indicates a fault in your belief system. You are on to nothing new. Your comments here have no weight. There is no Flaw in this system. Certianly none you would have any knowledge of.
I'm glad you're happy with what you do, stick with it, be happy.
You are argueing on assumptions you are making of my system.
You have no facts.
Car salesman or not, I can promise what I say about the results of this system are always thus. Have never failed, and are so outside the box, that Exercise phyiolgists, Athletic Trainers, PTs, and coaches are the hardest to get through to. Love being Mired in the Mundane.
The comment on the world's strongest man is to assure you of my confidence in this system. No one has ever done this system for over 6 weeks that didn't achieve the goals I have promised. Blitzzz

Blitzzz,

I think Sean has made a few good points, especially the cross fit reference. Before anyone is going to buy your "system" it needs to first prove itself, and not with just you.;)

TS

MILON 07-22-2009 17:49

Sean:
Your concern regarding functional exercises is well founded and necessary in any program aimed at developing athletic performance. Transfer of training adaptations to real world performance is absolutely essential. This is done by using a majority of training methods that mimic what the athlete would be doing during practices and especially events. Performing leg extensions on a machine will have very little transfer to a 3-5 second rush, obviously. I believe this is a flaw of the Blitz program as well, but since specificity is not address, I wouldn’t consider athletic development the goal.

Dac is right. No one said you had to do the program and if you’re already performing Olympic lifts, it may not be the best for you anyway. However, he is also right that everyone plateaus, regardless of the program design. A short Blitz cycle (say 3-4 weeks) or adding blitz circuits to your current program may be beneficial for you, if you are interested. IMHO, Blitz can be “one piece of a good overall plan” to further ones athleticism.

Role of Muscles
Stabilizer: “Muscles that surround the joint or body part and contract to fixate or stabilize the area to enable another limb or body segment to exert force and move; known as fixators, they are essential in establishing a relatively firm base for the more distal joints to work from when carrying out movements”. (Floyd & Thompson, Manual of Structural Kinesiology, pg 31)

So, sean, blitz is right you cannot name one stabilizer muscle because any muscle may act in this role. However, the point you are making is absolutely correct.

We can be in disagreement about what a stabilizer is, but the underlying benefit being alluding to is the proprioceptive and kinesthetic feedback received when using free weights. This cannot be achieved nearly as well by using solely machine weights.

As its been clearly stated, free weights can be used with Blitz, but find a “good trainer” to design the program for you. Sean, your remarks are certainly not unfounded, but ensure you do your research. Reference sources if needed. It always helps your cause.

Just my .02

MILON

MILON 07-22-2009 17:57

Blitz:
I imagine when you use the terms “professional”, “average muscle head”, and “conventional trainers” you are referring to me. I am going to express my opinions as a professional in the performance enhance field. Some things a “professional” will NOT do when dealing when training/advising athletes of any kind:

1. Claim your program is the “only one on the planet” to elicit a certain physiological response. Blitz uses large amounts of volume to gain a particular adaptation that can be attained through any high volume program. This is a sales pitch and not necessary if you have the education, experience and data to back up your services.

2. Brag. Blitz is effective, but it’s not that great and its only part of a greater plan to enhance performance specific to the event, which a good coach would be able to design and advise on.

3. Belittle an athlete. Enough said.

4. Give advice without giving your credentials to be doing so. Not having the proper credentials or at least a degree in exercise science or a related subject cause me to question. Maybe this has been stated before and I missed it? So, If I am wrong, please let me know.

5. Claiming your program is better than anything else without data to support it. Human performance is a science and a scientific approach should be taken to training. Promises should not have to be made.

6. Using negative language when referring to others in the field, especially on an open forum. This may be an assumption, but writing “professionals” as such indicates something negative to me. I am also going to assume you didn’t like what these people had to say about blitz.

As a strength coach and a soldier I am passionate about soldier athletes getting quality advice to improve their performance and increase survival. I have already expressed my opinions about the Blitz program on past threads and don’t feel the need to do so again in this one.


Everyone:

If anyone would like to further discuss training issues of any kind, let me know. As Blitz said, “go talk to MILON”.

Blitzzz (RIP) 07-22-2009 18:55

Nice write ups
 
I appreciate the writings that may assist in a defense of the Blitz.
I grant the lack of documentation, is a need for many to accept something this new. there is really no other system that delivers these results.
It has been used for over 17 years. many attempts have been made to reach the professional levels but "they" spend too much money for what ever program they use now and are not willing to gamble on something seemingly so unlikely as the blitz.

regardless of the documentation or lack of, the results have always been consistant and never less than the 20% best over lifetime best. Endurance levels are over doubled. I have witnessed this for over 17 years in private uses and in A Physical Therapy clinic.
This is never a Sales pitch , it is a Brag, as the consistency is very specific and fined tuned.
Joint protection is greatly enhanced.
I have delt with Athletic trainers, Coaches, Exercise Physiologist, and PT's for a long time. The suggested fear and worries expressed here have been addressed many times over.
A simple list includes No overuse syndrome
No Ligament Sprains or ruptures
No tendonitis,strains, or ruptures
No cartilage damage
No DOMS
I feel sometimes that the results should be reduced for those who won't accept these. It would be more in line with the "norm" to be sore after workouts and to suffer tendonitis or tendon tears.
As to full body exercises that is made easier when all the parts are so much stronger and with the greater endurance.

I'll let the experts here who have never used this system and can so rightly judge it based on what they do know have at it. Any one still interested in the system can get it from me by E- mail. Those of you presently useing it , do send some status update as I may be able to eventually convince the flat worlders of it greatness. A salute to you all. BLITZZZ

abc_123 07-23-2009 17:34

Blitz-

I'm one of the guys you sent stuff to. Was working out generally using exercises and philosophy of rosstraining.com . Liked it. From what I see it is very similar to CrossFit but not exactly. Great philosopy emphasis on conditioning as well as strength. Compound, "non-standard" exercises.

Made me feel better, strengthened my core, VERY MUCH improved my work capacity and reduced my overall recovery time (no matter what I was doing).

Then I decided to try Blitzing. You seem committed, you aren't selling anything and I wanted to try something different. Had nothing to lose...

The gym that I was workign out at had limitations that made a full go at your program difficult. 1.) very crowded 2.) lack of suitable machines... ( MY mistake was not just moving to free weights for some of the exercies).

Lastly , I am shitty at following instructions and I used too much weight at times with the result being serious DOMS!

IN any event..

I tried to do what you prescribe in the manner that you prescribe... at least for my chest and arms... with the intent on increasing my pushups.

I worked it HARD for probably 5 weeks or so. Kept no records but busted my ass. And got great results.

I was plateau'd on my pushups... and after blitzing I added 12 pushups and maxed. And this is coming from a person who probably maxed the damn pushups one other time in 19 years... even when doing Tabata intervals or what have you... I'm not here to hype your blitz program, but I'm going to be 100% honest.. I was AMAZED at how I pumped out the pushups. I was hoping for an increase but it was way in excess of what I was expecting/hoping for.

I am now working where I can get to a GREAT gym with all kinds of leverage equipment and free weights..or whatever I want... and no crowds. I injured somethign in my shoulder (NOT blitzing) so I can't do a damn thing right now until I get seen by a doc.

As soon as I get healed up I'm going to give it a go and blitz hard. I liked the results on my pushups so I am disappointed to be in a holding pattern to let my inujury heal. (I guess I could just do something for my lower body.... )

Anyway, that's my story.

Blitzzz (RIP) 07-23-2009 18:10

Glad to hear something good
 
Sorry about your shoulder. after you see the DOc and get an eval, let me know because there is a Blitz SOP for rehab. I can send you one and you can discuss ir with your PT or Doc. Dave (Blitzzz) Boltz


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