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GVT vs 8x8 [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Dec 14, 2018 9:30:00 AM

GVT vs 8x8

 

GVT and 8x8 are very similar programs with a focus on building muscle. Always be aware that diet is more important than exercise to achieve this goal. GVT is the go to when you are in full strength. 8x8 can be a good alternative on a cut. 

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Topics: German Volume Training, Lift stronger, Strength

GVT and Strength [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Dec 7, 2018 9:30:00 AM

GVT and Strength

 

GVT helps with strength by providing bigger muscles. However, it is more important that you master the movement patterns for whatever you want to be strong at. This will ultimately determine how good the results are. 

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Topics: Strength, Fitness, Lift stronger, German Volume Training

GVT and Crossfit [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Nov 30, 2018 9:30:00 AM

GVT and Crossfit

 

GVT and Crossfit can be combined if you have 2 to 3 hours a day to spare. Otherwise, pick one of the programs according to your needs. Especially beginners have a tendency to want too much too quickly. 

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Topics: Strength, Fitness, Can marathoners be good crossfitters?, German Volume Training

GVT and steroids [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Nov 23, 2018 9:30:00 AM

GVT and steroids

 

Steroids work but are not worth the risk for most. Combined with GVT your chances are high for rapid muscle growth. Talk to your doctor before going on a plan. I’d strongly recommend to avoid them. 

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Topics: Strength, Fitness, German Volume Training, Lift stronger

GVT shoulders and arms [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Nov 16, 2018 9:30:00 AM

GVT shoulders and arms

German Volume Training can be used to train your shoulders and arms. Stick with free weights for a bias towards strength. Use machines if you mainly care about building extra muscle. The template is 10x10 at 60% with 30 seconds rest. 

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Topics: Strength, Fitness, Lift stronger, German Volume Training

GVT legs and abs [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Nov 2, 2018 9:30:00 AM

GVT legs and abs

 

German Volume training uses 10x10 sets and repetitions to make you grow. You can train your legs and abs with free weights or machines. Free weights will make you stronger but take longer to show results in muscle growth. Machines will isolate muscles and make them grow quicker at the expense of body function for strength. The main driver for bodily growth is food. Invest your research and effort accordingly. 

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Topics: Strength, Fitness, Lift stronger, German Volume Training

GVT and keto [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Oct 26, 2018 9:30:00 AM

GVT and keto

 

GVT and keto can be combined. If you combine GVT and keto it is better on a cut. For a bulk, you might want to allow for more carbs. For a cut, you might want to combine keto with a program that is more focused on maximum tension rather than volume for muscle definition. 

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Topics: Strength, Fitness, Lift stronger, German Volume Training

GVT and HIIT [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Oct 19, 2018 9:30:00 AM

GVT and HIIT 

German Volume Training and High-Intensity IntervalTraining can be combined. Focus first on your main goal. Pick one of the two programs and a matching diet. If that does not make you bigger or more chiseled, expand the exercise by adding GVT or HIIT. Avoid doing a lot of exercise with pairing it with proper dieting. 

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Topics: Strength, Fitness, Lift stronger, German Volume Training

GVT and cutting [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Oct 12, 2018 9:30:00 AM

GVT and cutting [Article]

German Volume Training and cutting can go together. A bulk is a better partner for GVT. If you combine GVT with a cut focus on maximum tension in every repetition. Scale back on weight as needed.

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Topics: Strength, Fitness, Lift stronger, German Volume Training

GVT and HIIT [Article]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Oct 5, 2018 9:30:00 AM

GVT and HIIT

 

GVT and HIIT can be combined depending on your goals. Based on this pair GVT with a bulking diet first and HIIT with a cutting diet. If this does not get the desired results to move on to adding more exercise. 

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Topics: Fitness, Strength, German Volume Training