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christie
05-17-2006, 01:38 AM
What are they? :rolleyes:

PowerManDL
05-17-2006, 01:39 AM
High-volume, high-rep workouts designed to exhaust muscle glycogen.

Leah
05-17-2006, 02:48 AM
Originally posted by PowerManDL@May 16 2006, 09:39 PM
High-volume, high-rep workouts designed to exhaust muscle glycogen.
....that suck the biggest moneky balls ever

jrb1980
05-17-2006, 04:12 AM
And why would you want to exhaust muscle glycogen?

Erik
05-17-2006, 12:26 PM
Originally posted by jrb1980@May 17 2006, 12:12 AM
And why would you want to exhaust muscle glycogen?
Whole body free fatty acid usage goes up. It also is a primer for glycogen replenishment since the enzymes involved in glycogen synthesis upregulate ... assuming depletion isn't too excessive (then the activity of the enzymes is impaired).

strongchick
05-17-2006, 12:42 PM
I'm assuming these are used primarily for fat loss?

Out of curiosity, how would you set that up with a heavier program? One day of depletion with your regular workouts? I would assume your diet could also be modified for this type of workout...carb up? I've read a bit about it but would love a more technical explanation.

Erik
05-17-2006, 12:46 PM
Originally posted by strongchick@May 17 2006, 08:42 AM
I'm assuming these are used primarily for fat loss?

Out of curiosity, how would you set that up with a heavier program? One day of depletion with your regular workouts? I would assume your diet could also be modified for this type of workout...carb up? I've read a bit about it but would love a more technical explanation.
You wouldn't; or I wouldn't.

They're done for specific purposes. Often setting up for a carb up.

strongchick
05-17-2006, 01:03 PM
gotcha. Thanks. :)

christie
05-17-2006, 03:22 PM
Thanks! I've heard people speak of them but never knew what they were...not that I know that much more :lol:

PowerManDL
05-17-2006, 05:15 PM
Originally posted by strongchick@May 17 2006, 08:42 AM
I'm assuming these are used primarily for fat loss?

Out of curiosity, how would you set that up with a heavier program? One day of depletion with your regular workouts? I would assume your diet could also be modified for this type of workout...carb up? I've read a bit about it but would love a more technical explanation.
The only way I've seen is to set them up in a cyclic diet...ala UD2.0...and use them to prime the system for a carbload.

I've been toying with the idea of using a mild version of depletion work following some strength-maintenance work while dieting...haven't tried it yet, but could be interesting in a mild deficit and a carb-controlled situation.

Blondell
09-30-2006, 04:33 PM
If carbs are depleted, should you get a pump at all?

Erik
09-30-2006, 04:34 PM
Nope.

Blondell
09-30-2006, 04:36 PM
DARNED! Looks like I need to go a bit lower on these suckers. :dry:

Thanx, Erik. :)

Jen
09-30-2006, 04:37 PM
you will be flat and feel weak and near the end the lightest weight feels 100 times heavier than norm.

I dont like depletion workouts. :nonono:

andi
09-30-2006, 04:38 PM
you will be flat and feel weak and near the end the lightest weight feels 100 times heavier than norm.

I dont like depletion workouts. :nonono:

:ditto: