The Shortcut to Strong II: The Hectic Hundreds

The Hectic Hundreds Rep System

Growing up I knew a lot of guys that had been to prison, and I noticed that their bodies were more ripped then mine as well they were ridiculously strong. I asked some of these guys what was there work out program like, and they all said the same thing. Multiple reps of everything all the time. They would tell me that there was nothing else left to do in jail, but workout so they didn’t track reps or sets they just lifted until they got stronger.  This concept made a lot of sense to me, and I wanted to apply that mindset to my workouts. The first thing that needed to be done

 

Most Exercise routines follow the same templates.

 

12-15 Reps for 3-5 sets if you want hypertrophy or the pump. At the most this system has 75 reps at low to moderate

8-10 Reps for 3 sets for strength gains. At the most you are completing 30 reps.

3-5 Reps for 1-6 Sets for power- You are also only completing 30 reps here.

 

These rep systems have worked for years but to go outside the box completing 100 reps is ideal. The 100-rep rule isn’t just used as a guideline to increase weight it also allows you to push yourself a little farther than you would in any other rep system. There are other 100 rep systems out there, but they are designed for lower weights, so that the high reps can be completed. The Hectic Hundreds Rep System is all about the 100 reps being completed at any weight you chose. This system is organized to meet any weight lifting goal from hypertrophy to power. The Hectic Hundreds is directly linked to the Pick 5 Master 5 workout because it is an easy way to move up in weight, as all the phases are fast and effective.

 

The Hectic Hundred Rep System is a 100-repetition workout system that promotes the development of strength through muscle memory. The method to the madness of the 100-rep system is based on my theory that performing any exercise 100 times allows your body to physically memorize the exercise. This system helps promote strength gains faster and helps you avoid injury due to the use of low weights and high repetitions. This system will help you tone your muscles for a stronger looking body. The high number of reps also promotes hypertrophy or “the pump” that occurs in your muscle during exercise.

The Hectic Hundreds are broken down into three phases that help you get stronger based on how much weight you are using or what type of exercise you are performing.

Phase I: Four Quarters

Phase one of The Hectic Hundreds is a 4 set 25 repetition workout system that is used when you are using low weight or doing callisthenic exercises that you are decent at completing. I recommend using this phase in the beginning of your Pick 5 Master 5 journey because it is the best way to move out of the smaller weight levels quickly and the high repetitions are still challenging enough to give you a great workout in a short amount of time.

 

Here is the breakdown of the Hectic Hundreds Rep System Phase I: 4 Quarters

Set

1

2

3

4

Reps

25

25

25

25

 

 Phase II: Double Trouble

Phase II of The Hectic Hundreds Rep System is called Double Trouble because it uses a descending ladder system to help you build strength. This system is used with moderately heavy to heavy weights because the numbers drop after every 2 sets to keep you energized enough to complete the workout. This Phase is used once you get about half way into your Pick 5 Master 5 journey because you will be at the point where the weight is starting to get too heavy to complete 4 sets of 25.

The Hectic Hundred rep system uses a pyramid set, but its organized a little differently. This 8-set pyramid system involves performing 2 sets of a set number of reps than deducting 5 reps off each pair while you move down the pyramid.

 

Here is the breakdown of the Hectic Hundreds Rep System Phase II: Double Trouble

Sets

Reps

Sets

Reps

Set 1

20

Set 5

10

Set 2

20

Set 6

10

Set 3

15

Set 7

5

Set 4

15

Set 8

5

 

 Phase III: The Pyramid

 Phase III of the Hectic Hundreds rep system is a pyramid set that starts at 1 rep per exercise then continue all the way up to 10 reps per exercise then back down to 1 rep per exercise. This phase is perfect for heavy weights and advanced callisthenic exercises such as kip ups. This phase will be used towards the latter half of your Pick 5 Master 5 journey because this is the time where the weight is getting extremely heavy and it’s going to take longer to move up the ladder.

 

Here is the breakdown of the Hectic Hundreds Rep System Phase III: The Pyramid

Sets

Reps

 

 

Set is 10 reps of each exercise.

Sets

Reps

1

1

11

9

2

2

12

8

3

3

13

7

4

4

14

6

5

5

15

5

6

6

16

4

7

7

17

3

8

8

18

2

9

9

19

1

 

The Hectic Hundreds Rep Systems are the easiest way to move up in weight fast, but they can take up to an hour to complete. Since time is the number one issue with completing workout programs the last method will go over timed workouts that will help you get to your goal in under 45 minutes a day.

For more information check out my book "The Shortcut to Strong"


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