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Old 01-30-2013, 10:26   #376
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Last year, while in Afghanistan, I use the Blitz for six weeks. I did not get a chance to post my progress due to our optempo and for a while PS.com was blocked. I was pleased with the results and plan to implement this program again when I can afford a gym membership. If I remember my program correctly, it consisted of:

Bench Press
Bicep Curl
Lat Pull Down
Weight Crunches
Leg extensions
Leg Curls
Calf Raises

I used a machine for all exercises except for the crunches and calf raises. I progressed just as Blitzzz described it should be in the information he sent me and with his guidance. I had to drop the bicep curl, because it was interfering with the lat pull down. I also incorporated running and sprinting on days off, with one ruck march during the week.

I had an APFT in week seven. I scored a 300 with the highest number of push-ups and sit-ups and the fasted run time in my career. On the push-up and sit-up events, my muscular endurance was phenomenal as compared to my previous fitness tests. I was able to maintain a fast and steady rhythm for the entire two minutes.

My strength was a little different. In week 8, I was curious and decided to test my max. I put my warm-up weight of 205lbs on the bench. I was able to lift it, but it felt like I was trying to lift a Mac Truck. The same thing occurred with my squat. My body was no longer use to lifting heavy weights. However, I decided to keep lifting heavy for the next two weeks. By the third week, my body was use to the heavy weights again and I had surpassed my previous max in my two main lifts.

I hope this helps in giving you some idea of results. I am currently doing a bodyweight routine because it's inexpensive and available. I was definitely pleased with the results of The Blitz and plan to use it again when I have access to a proper gym.
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Old 02-01-2013, 00:14   #377
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multi-joint

Blitz,

I'm a 100% barbell and dumbell guy. I've been trying for ages to find a way to implement the Blitz protocol using barbells and multijoint movements. I could use some advice.

If I want, for instance, to work hamstrings, Romanian deadlifts or straight-leg deadlifts are the ticket, but then if I work squats or "regular," deadlifts, I'll be overtraining the glutes, right? Or would that not be a problem, since they aren't the "primary," mover in these exercises?

Would I be better served to do some kind of modified Blitz protocol, sort of a Workout A/Workout B system? Or would I be better served by just cutting down on the number of exercises?

<Overhead presses, hang snatches, squats, Romanian deadlifts> would seem to give a pretty comprehensive workout...

Any advice?


ETA: Starting everything with an empty olympic weight bar, and increase as needed from there.

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Old 02-01-2013, 10:09   #378
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Dreadlifts

Squid, Free weights are fine with Blitz. A thought here. I tend to exercise muscles, and bring them to their finest peak/conditioning. Deadlift, swinging a bat, shooting a basketball , pitching. dancing are all activities. Activities done better with muscle perfection. I would exercise the muscles involved in an activity instead of using the activity as an exercise.
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Old 04-27-2014, 08:27   #379
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Been gone a while.

Hey guts, I've been out for a while and was awakened by Reaper...lol. I have a favor to ask of anyone who used the Blitz . I am collecting Feedback for a project and would like any...good or bad ...that any of you may have experienced
I thank you all in advanced
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Old 03-25-2015, 09:28   #380
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I just heard of Dave's passing. My wife and I met him in Nashville a few years ago, and he was a good guy. Rest in Peace Dave
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Old 12-12-2019, 14:49   #382
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I am really interested in this program and unfortunately I see that Blitzzz has passed away. Does anyone in this thread have a full copy of the methodology? I see that in another thread Blitz wrote a simplified version of his instructions, but I gather there is a PDF with more detailed instructions as well as an Excel spreadsheet, I would love to get those if anyone has them.
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