Helloo! Just read through this thread and, as it happens, today is my gym day. I read BBS and started following it a few weeks ago (I might not have properly digested every detail in the book haha) and I had been aiming at achieving exhaustion more around the 60 to 90 second mark than these higher numbers like I’ve seen in this thread, like 90 to 120 seconds. Is there any particular reason to favour the longer Time Under Load? Like, is the exhaustion better if you hit it a little later than 1 minute?
I’m real happy that I came in here anyway, I was thinking that I should try some other stuff, like exercising a second time during the week, and I see @SlowBurnMary mentioning Hahn’s thoughts on that. (I also feel like I’m neglecting my cardio, 'cuz I get winded way too easy since I gave up my HIIT treadmill a while back.) Also, because I might not have the correct sense for intensity, to do a second set.
I find with the leg press that it’s maddeningly hard to get to failure. It’s real, genuine, agony and I haven’t achieved it once haha! I feel that I’ve been getting closer to it, and that I’m benefiting nicely anyway. I’ll keep at it!
Overall though, I enjoy following this protocol much more than the old method of “you’re never doing enough” 1 hour minimum 3 times a week. Kind of liberating.