The long and short of this is you have asked a bunch of very specific questions that nobody can answer as it relates to anyone other than themselves.
Anything is “possible” as far as avoiding an untimely death if you do it. How effective it will be is something you have to find out for yourself. Personally I would spend some time above 5 reps for size though there are some guys who get pretty large on volume programs centering on lower reps.
You’re asking this like it was a car part or something. “Will this fit?” It doesn’t work like that with individual people.[/quote]
A voice of reason in the maelstrom of lunacy this forum is becoming. Advice like this, although seemingly intuitive, is now rare and valuable to the point that Tirib should probably charge for it.
OP: do the program if you want to…what’s the difference? It’s not like a gold medal is on the line if it doesn’t work perfectly for you. I know you think it’s harmless and you’re just asking questions and all that, but you’re focusing on the wrong things. Here’s a list of factors that are more important than program design:
-Attitude/Belief in what you are doing
These are all vast areas that can take a long time to get just right. On the other hand, you have a written program that you just have to show up and follow. Focus your mental energy on training like an animal in the gym, arranging your schedule so that you can train fresh with maximal levels of motivation, giing yourself some time to relax and prepare yourself mentally for battle.
Take the time to set your kitchen up perfectly so that it supports your eating strategy. Take contrast showers. Get a massage. Do some foam rolling. Stretch.
It ain’t just about the weights.