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Ben Nadel
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Ben Nadel at CFUNITED 2009 (Lansdowne, VA) with: Sean Corfield
Ben Nadel at CFUNITED 2009 (Lansdowne, VA) with: Sean Corfield@seancorfield )

Project HUGE: Huge In A Hurry - Get Big - Phase 2 / Week 2

By Ben Nadel on

I've really been enjoying Chad Waterbury's Huge In A Hurry program. Right now, I am in the Get Big program, Phase 2 - Week 2. I've been having some trouble with the Barbell Hack Squats so I thought I'd post a video and get some feedback from my fellow HIAH (Huge In A Hurry) lifters. Also, I think I might just take some fun videos going forward because I feel having the video camera definitely helps me up the intensity! Plus, I think having the video will help me stay on top of my form and technique.

Barbell Hack Squats (2-3 RM) :: 315 x 3


Weighted Dips (2-3 RM) :: 135 x 3


Reader Comments


Ha ha ha ha ha. I used to work out with this guy Dave - as I'd waddle over to the dip rack, he's say something like, "Quit your bitching - now you know how I feel."

Damn, Ben ... Way to go!

I don't know which video made me hurt more...I think the crazy barbell hack squats did! How much freaking weight did you have on those dips?


I actually mislablled the dips. I said it was 135, but in reality, there's a 10lb plate on the outside (total 145lb). I have to put towels on the handle otherwise my palms kill me.

Both are awkward, but the hack squats take if for straight up discomfort.


I haven't done dips without weight in a while. Even so, I wouldn't go about 20 reps or so in any given set as I would start to really work the endurance muscles, not those with the most growth potential.

Ben, what are you using to hold the weights on the belt? Did you buy it online or is it something you rigged up yourself?


I'm using a weight belt with a chain - it's a standard belt that you can get any sporting goods store that caters to weight lifting.


I do workout A on Monday, B on Wednesday, and C on Friday.

Ben, Thanks for your previous response. Did you notice any results from the Get Ready program or did that just help you figure out how much weight you should be using. I am starting this tomorrow so I have many questions. Thanks

Thanks Ben, I have the belt just wondering what kind of chain you used. I think I found a good solution that works. Just reading through the book, it arrived this week. Great book so far.


The Get Ready program is simply to become comfortable with the style of movement, rep schemes, and probably new exercises. I don't think gains would / should be expected. Plus, it's only two weeks long (from what I remember).


The chain is actually attached to the belt itself. Example:

But, I am sure you could jimmy up something using a separate chain and standard weight belt (I've even made one out of rope and duct tape in the past!)