DoggCrap Workout Routine

March 28th, 2008 by Paul Johnson

DoggCrap also known by his real name Dante Trudell, is the creator behind the DoggCrap workout routine. DoggCrap has been around since the 90’s and has gained a lot of popularity among bodybuilders with his unique training styles. DoggCrap now personally trains some top serious bodybuilders in the world.

Basic Principles of the DoggCrap Workout Routine

DoggCrap emphasisizes a high intensity low volume workout, but unlike other high intensity workout routines, he believes the muscle should be worked out more than once a week. DoggCrap believes that more frequent workouts leads to more chances for muscle building. Depending on your recovery abilities and the excercise you are doing, you may also incorporate static holds, rest-pause sets, and extreme stretching into your workout. Static holds are holding the way in midair for 20 seconds. In rest pause sets, it is like one workout set broken up into 3 workout sets. You rack the weight after the set, rest for a few deep breaths then do another set with the same weight, rack it again and do some more deep breaths and pump out a couple more reps in a 3rd set. DoggCrapp believes in these extra high techniques to add intensity, which really forces the building of muscle. The purpose of the extreme stretching, is to allow the fascia tissue under the muscle to stretch. This in theory is supposed to allow muscle gains easier in the future.

While each workout will have to be tailored to your recovery and training ability, everyone doing Doggcrap workout routines will follow some common principles. You will do just one workout set for each muscle per workout day. If you do rest pause sets, that is also considered one workout set. DoggCrap does not count warm up sets. He always does one or more lighter warmup sets leading up before the workout set for each excercise. All regular workout sets are done with slow controlled negatives and a fast explosive positive rep speed done to muscular failure. After 6 to 12 weeks, DoggCrap recommends you lighten your workout load for the next 2 weeks where you do less volume and intensity.

Sample DoggCrap Workout Routine:

DoggCrapp advocates you workout each muscle 2 times per 7,8, or 9 days, depending on the recovering abilities and the scheduling of a persons workout week. For all newbies and those with average recovering abilities, 2 times every 8 days is the standard recommendation by DoggCrap. Before DoggCrapp recommends rest pause or statics sets he starts people on a standard base program where every muscle is worked 2 times every 8 days with regular workout sets. Below is a way he would start it for a newbie to the program.

Day one (monday):
Chest
Shoulders
Triceps
Back width
Back thickness

Day two (wednesday):
Biceps
Forearms
Calves
Hamstrings
Quads

Day three (friday):
Chest
Shoulders
Triceps
Back width
Back thickness

**Weekend off***

Day four (Monday again)
Biceps
Forearms
Calves
Hamstrings
Quads

You will continue alternating back and forth between chest and leg day. You will see that over 16 days you hit the chest/back and legs 4 times each. Keep in mind these are regular slow workout sets. Only if your recovery abilities allow it, then DoggCrapp recommends adding static holds to the straight sets. If your recovery is even better than that, instead of doing static sets, he recommends rest pause sets and static holds immediately after the rest pause set. Those with above average recoveries may also be recommended to try a slightly higher workout frequency where you excercise each muscle 2 times every 7 days.

  1. Seth Carter on June 9th, 2009

    I want to get big for sports.

  2. D-Bo on July 24th, 2010

    Seth Carter is a douche