DTP stands for ‘dramatic training principle’ or ‘dramatic transformation principle’! This training system was put together by world renowned fitness expert and natural bodybuilder, Kris Gethin. Kris has had many years experience helping thousands of people make positive changes to their lives, and he is best known for the 12 week transformations he helps people achieve!
Knowing the family genes, Kris is made of strong stuff, therefore it is no surprise he is a seriously strong dude! Whilst it meant he could squat over 7 plates a side, it also meant that his skeleton struggled with the weight after years of punishment. This is when Kris developed DTP, a training method to blast your muscle fibres using very little weight but immensely high intensity! For sure, there are sets where you are still lifting heavy weight, but not as much as you would have if you were just doing one set!
DTP is a very comprehensive training system because it works through several repetition ranges, starting at 50, then dropping to 40,30,20,10 and then all the way back up!!! Normally, you will allow yourself about 45 seconds between the sets and you will have to alter the weight as you go to ensure it is challenging enough as well as physically possible!
What you don’t want to do is mistake DTP for just a high rep ‘burn out’ because it isn’t! For example, when you do the first 50 rep set you should be failing at around 20-25! From here you are going to have to break it up into 10s, 5s or even 2s and 1s!
Is DTP for you? If you want to stimulate muscle growth, improve your muscular endurance, burn body fat, target weak and stubborn muscle groups then I would say YES!!! DTP is a fantastic way to hit your muscles without putting too much weight through your joints and connective tissues!
DTP will really help you bring up weaker muscle groups because of the sheer volume of blood being pumped into the area. As a result your fascia will stretch over time and you will be hitting your slow and fast twitch muscle fibres!
Another great benefit to using DTP is that it takes probably no longer than 20 minutes to hit one muscle group. If you have the energy to do longer, I suggest you take up Golf because your intensity just isn’t where it needs to be!
To really take your DTP workouts to the next level I would strongly suggest using PhD V-Max Pump to help flood the muscles with more blood. To make sure you can hit the rep ranges without wimping out, use MST Cre-O2 as well to help keep your muscle endurance and strength levels high!
Here is a sample DTP arm workout for you guys to have a go at! Enjoy the pain, enjoy the gains and enjoy never seen before skin ripping muscle pumps!
Barbell curls supersetted with Triceps pushdowns!
REST for 120 seconds!
This should literally add at least 1 inch on to your arms for about an hour after the workout. The levels of blood going into the muscle are unreal, and I am confident you won’t find another arm workout quite like this! However, you can take the same principle and apply to any muscle group!