EDT Training vs. Traditional Training

| Friday, December 4, 2009

With Escalating Density Training, Charles Staley introduces a whole new training concept.  As usual, people are naturally opposed to change and therefore feel uneasy about trying out his program. Interestingly enough, the special method is fundamentally valid yet sometimes hard to grasp.

Performance > Fatigue
The first thing you should acknowledge is that Escalating Density Training is not like your traditional weight training.  While traditional weight training focuses on muscle fatigue, EDT focuses on muscle performance.  What I mean is in normal weight lifting situations, you would probably base your reps and sets on how tired your muscles get.  In EDT, the number of reps and sets are strategically decided to ensure that your muscles are being trained at maximal performance levels.

Training Doesn't Have To Hurt
By avoiding fatigue-based training, you'll be avoiding a lot of the pain that comes along with it.  Some users of Escalating Density Training claimed that it totally debunks "No pain, no gain."  However, just because the program does not require fatigue to give you results does not mean it will be easy.  It requires you to do more work within a certain amount of time, so it is definitely still challenging.

The Escalating Density Training concept is fairly new but seems to be pretty solid.  If you visit the main EDT page, and you'll see some visual representations of how doing more sets of fewer reps allow your muscles to contract with greater power and performance.  In the end, it will be up to you to decide if you can rely on this training method.  Find more information about EDT Training by clicking here.


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