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Old 08-08-2007, 11:01 AM   #1
Jason Rambo
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In his book Rock, Iron, Steel, Steve Justa outlines an unusual set of lifts, which he calls the Strength-Endurance Workout. Simply put, you do 80 sets of 3-6 reps of what I would assume would be one of the big, compound-joint lifts, using 50-60% of your one rep max. Or you could split this into 40 such sets of an upper-body exercise and 40 sets of a lower-body exercise.

Has anyone ever tried this workout? If so, what was your experience of it?
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Old 08-14-2007, 01:08 AM   #2
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Old 08-14-2007, 05:06 AM   #3
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Figured since nobody was answering I'd give it a shot....Steve Justa is an amazing nut job. He is huge and can lift a ton. This past MILO, he was into strapping logging chains (25-30lbs.) onto his legs and going for one mile walks. In past MILO's he has been into jumping off walls onto concrete to give his bones stress fractures that would heal stronger. The workout you have outlined would make you stronger, mentally and physically. If you are new to the strength game though, follow Starting Strength for awhile. If you are looking to bust out of a rut, look to Justa.
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Old 08-14-2007, 06:10 AM   #4
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Steve Justa is awesome. Ian from the P&B sent him 20 bucks and got a kind of creepy weightlifting coloring book in return.
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Old 08-14-2007, 08:39 AM   #5
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Strength-Endurance workouts...80 sets of 3-6 reps...

Chelsea...90 sets of 5-15 reps...
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Old 08-14-2007, 12:29 PM   #6
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In past MILO's he has been into jumping off walls onto concrete to give his bones stress fractures that would heal stronger. The workout you have outlined would make you stronger, mentally and physically. If you are new to the strength game though, follow Starting Strength for awhile. If you are looking to bust out of a rut, look to Justa.

That stress fracture routine sounds really psycho. And like the kind of thing he'll regret when he turns 70.

I agree with you about the role of his workouts -- build the basics first and then use his routines later at the intermediate/advanced stage.
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