How can I apply Q&D protocol to GTG training style?

Tomasz

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I felt in love with a Q&D program, it perfectly suits to my lifestyle and diet (Intermittent Fasting Keto - first meal around 3 p.m)
How can I apply Q&D protocol to GTG training style? And if, is it worth to substitute those 3 minutes breaks with ~40? I have kettlebells all the time by my side.
During the first half of the day I'm in a fasted state (though I drink 2 x WPI shake + bulletproof coffee).
Every 40 minutes I have to stand up from my desk and I do some moves to get blood flow (otherwise my productivity drops) - so I thought I'd be better to use Q&D instead.
During the last 3 weeks I have been doing Q&D every other morning + during the day Presses and front squats in GTG manner ( + some variation of light unilateral loaded carries). I do my 20 reps in 4 sets of 5.

My priority is to have more brain power for intellectual work and preventing "brain fog" to occur.

Or maybe it's better to follow the instructions to the letter and train as I been doing so far? (GTG Presses and front squats + Q&D every other morning)?
 

Oscar

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I felt in love with a Q&D program, it perfectly suits to my lifestyle and diet (Intermittent Fasting Keto - first meal around 3 p.m)
How can I apply Q&D protocol to GTG training style? And if, is it worth to substitute those 3 minutes breaks with ~40? I have kettlebells all the time by my side.
During the first half of the day I'm in a fasted state (though I drink 2 x WPI shake + bulletproof coffee).
Every 40 minutes I have to stand up from my desk and I do some moves to get blood flow (otherwise my productivity drops) - so I thought I'd be better to use Q&D instead.
During the last 3 weeks I have been doing Q&D every other morning + during the day Presses and front squats in GTG manner ( + some variation of light unilateral loaded carries). I do my 20 reps in 4 sets of 5.

My priority is to have more brain power for intellectual work and preventing "brain fog" to occur.

Or maybe it's better to follow the instructions to the letter and train as I been doing so far? (GTG Presses and front squats + Q&D every other morning)?
If your priority is brain power, I don't think it will make much of a difference. Just keep doing what you are doing.

That said, I think that GTG Quick and Dead is a good idea worth trying. I'm doing my first cycle, and when I sometimes split the series in a GTG manner if I have to. I dont do it often, once every 4 sessions or so. I'll report back after the cycle.

Before Q&D came out, I used to do S&S the swings in a GTG manner, done in series of 4x5. I did 5 of these series during the morning. This allowed me to use a 40 kg bell instead than my usual 32 kg. I had great results with it.

@Steve W. Practices this way also and likes it.
 

Steve W.

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@Steve W. Practices this way also and likes it.
@Tomasz
Yes, I do a lot of Q&D training in my office at work in short chunks spaced out throughout the day during breaks.

The ballistic exercises I use are snatches, double cleans, and 1-arm swings. If I do 2-arm swings it is with a T-handle that I have at home where I generally do continuous sessions.

The number of series I do at a time is based on keeping it within a reasonably short timeframe for a work break, and short enough that I don't break a sweat.

For snatches, I will typically do 2 series at a time (one on each arm).

For double cleans, I will typically do 1 series at a time. Double cleans are very tough and I use a weight heavier than I would for a continuous session. I use 2x28kg for 1 series at a time, but usually 2x24kg for a continuous session (I can do 2x26kg for 5 series, but that is a suckfest; even 2x24kg is tougher than single 28kg snatches).

For swings, I will typically do 2 series at a time using 044 timing without pushups.

I usually do Q&D pushups separately in continuous sessions using 044 timing, and usually for 2-4 series in a row.

I also mix and match exercises within a day. Sometimes I will only do one exercise for all the series in a day, but often I will do series with a variety of drills throughout one day.

Seems to work fine, although "work" is subjective. I'm don't really have performance goals that I am trying to reach. My main goals are to maintain continuity in the training process, feel good and recover well, and stay in reasonable shape for full court basketball (at 55 years old) with high school and young adult players.
 
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