Is this a good split? Goals are: increase in muscle mass, maintain/gain strength, hence the 8x3 and maintain and increase explosiveness and athletic ability, that’s why I have the box jumps and snatches in there. I think it is a nice all-round split, but I’d like to hear your views.
I’m not strong at the moment, coming back from injury, but I do not want to do a pure strength phase, as I seem to always loose some athletic ability. I am trying to build strength slowly, with an emphasis on hypertrophy and some explosive bits.
The 8x3 will ultimately end up 6x3 with 2x1 towards the end of this cycle. With progressive overload.
I’ve done De Franco’s WSB before. Really enjoyed it, I just really wanted to incorporate the 8x8 for some good gains.
[quote]Christian Thibaudeau wrote:
The 8x3 + 8x8 isn’t a bad idea. Doug Hepburn (olympic medal in weightlifting, first man to bench 500lbs) did something similar for almost all his career. He did 8x3, 5x5, 1x10.
Hi CT, I was wondering where you saw this from? To my knowledge Hepburn recommends cycle of 10x1 and then 8x3 when stalling, and 5x5 if size was to be emphasized. I’m just curious as to if there’s a source that says otherwise.