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What is an EDT?

What is an EDT?

hardcore and functional training terminologyI hope ya’ll are doing well. This blog post will be a kind of Terminology post for General Strength and Conditioning. There will be more as time goes by and as I get the chance to put them up. SOOOOO, if you have questions, now is the time to send them in. I’ll do my best to answer them.

EDT stands for Escalating Density Training. The idea is a given superset of exercises are performed for a set time. The idea is to increase the work performed over a set number of days. In a typical HardCORE class, the EDT is part of the training for at least two weeks. There are other versions of EDT in which there might not be a super set. A single exercise can be performed with in a set time. Regardless of the version, the idea is to perform more work by way of number of repetitions or by way of more weight as time goes by.

A typical HardCORE EDT could look like some of these examples:

  • 5 KB snatches, 5 single hand wings, 5 asymmetric squats. All done for 10 minutes.
  • 5/5 1/3 t-get-up, 5/5 renegade rows, 5 sprinters step ups
  • 8 sandbag overhead squats, 5 sandbag cleans, 10 push-ups

The mix of exercise used in an EDT can vary based on the goal. Full body training with in 1 or two EDT’s is an example. This version is what I am using at the moment with the ice skaters whom I teach 3 times a week. The more experienced you are the more you can build up training programs for specific goals. When training myself I have done full body training in a 15 minute EDT with 4 exercises.  In an advanced HardCORE class I used to teach at the WT Center, there were 15 minute EDT’s.

That’s it for now, I’ll keep this short because there will be more post of this sort in the near future.

Ya’ll have a great day.

 Balanced in Life and Training

C Williamson