I'm starting to think about what I wanna do after completing the 915 program and would appreciate some feedback.
For deload I was thinking a large volume reduction. Basically I'm thinking I would do the workouts from week 1 of the program but only do a single set of all exercises. This would also mean a small reduction in intensity since I should be at least 10% stronger in the main lifts. Does this sound okay or should I focus mainly on intensity reduction for my deload?
After the deload I doing 3-4 week of lighter work as recommended in the article. I read an article by Meadows, Mountain dog training for intermediates, as a Meadows program was also suggested by CT, but had two basic problems with it. Firstly I was unsure why the core movement in the example chest workouts in the program was not the first exercise, but the second one. What is the advantage of this?
Secondly I couldn't figure out how many times in a week a bodypart should be trained. The article reads:
"For advanced trainees I often build five-day or even six-day training programs. Advanced athletes usually have their supplements and diets more dialed-in than intermediates, which is another factor that allows them to push harder and longer.
Intermediates will not train more than the standard four days per week. This helps build conditioning and develop good training and lifestyle habits."
Say I i'm and intermediate. Does this mean I should split the entire body out over the 4 days? Or should I train the body 2 times in a week?
If I decide that I want a heavier focus on losing bodyfat I might do a Vince Gironda-style 8x8 program, although I find the there is alot of contraditory information on the how to exactly perform this program. A lot of articles on the web outlines some of the principles of the program, and then procedes to present an example program that breaks these principles.
If someone on this forum has any credible knowledge on Girondas 8x8 program I would greatly appreciate your comments.
Sorry for the long post. I would appreciate feedback/comments on any parts of the questions.