One of the biggest ‘light bulb’ moments of my training career was when I realized that in order to make the most constant and reliable strength and size gains possible, I needed to start varying the number of sets and reps I performed each workout.
This is a very important statement, and if you don’t realize how important it is, then you probably haven’t experienced how this concept can add to your progression.
I’m not saying to switch up your exercises with each workout; I’m only telling you to change the sets, reps, and intensity levels. Any valuable program is going to require performing the same exercises for multiple workouts. That same program will also have multiple workouts focused on multiple goals and aspects of training (strength, power, size, conditioning, etc.)
With GST, you’ve got 4 workouts, workouts, which you are going to be completing a minimum of 4 times. Ideally, you will repeat multiple macrocycles of GST in succession. GST is designed to be the only program you’ll ever need.
It would be simple to use a generic set/rep/intensity scheme such as 3 sets of 12 reps for your supplement lifts each time you perform them. However, if you remember my opening statement, GST does not condone that method.
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