In Occam’s Protocol counting five up and five down is like patting your head and rubbing your belly!
A brief review from the book:
The exercises should be performed for one set each and no more. The objective is to fail, to reach the point where you can no longer move the weight, at seven or more repetitions at a 5/5 cadence (five seconds up and five seconds down).
Ferriss, Timothy (2010). The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman
Nine sessions and 60 days into Occam’s Protocol and I will say this: I am never looking back. The routine fits perfectly into my schedule.
The Only Problem:
I find it impossible to lift and keep count of my reps while trying to maintain a decent 5/5 cadence. Probably the biggest mistake I see people make when they begin Occam’s Protocol is with the timing.
The harder the workout becomes the more likely one is to speed up their cadence and also to take long pauses. This will reduce your total time under tension and in my experience leads to much less post workout muscle fatigue.
A human metronome to count you through your Occam’s Protocol workout routine. Or at least one that you can load onto your IPod.
Occam’s Protocol Keeping Time: Who Ever Thought Counting Could Be This Much Fun?
Here are 6 songs and one solo recording counting at a 5/5 cadence to help guide you through your lifting portion of Occam’s Protocol!
Here is a Sample (with music):
Here is a Sample (without music):
|Kayne West Stronger||Fort Minor||Moby
|The Entire Collection|
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Stay tuned Part Deux is coming shortly!
If you would like to request a particular song please let me know below in the comments section. Personally, my favorite is AC/DC it just seems to get my Occam’s a Protocolling!
The first person to comment with a song request and get 5 people to re-tweet this post will get their song beautifully layered over my 5/5 count and available for download on the web site. What more could anybody want?
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