I am considering dropping nearly all my upper body workouts for the next 4-7 months and to go all legs. The only exercises that will include upper body will be deads and cleans.
Here is my reasoning and my goals.
I am 25 years old and a senior in college. I will be joining the track team in the spring (feb-may) and will be competing in the 200m dash. It has been 8 years since I competed and now that I have the opportunity and I am not injured, I figured I should join the team and break the school records for my event. (cocky?)
I injured my lower back very severely over a year ago and since, my upper body has bulked way too much. I feel that since I will be sprinting competitively I should shed some weight up top. Now that my back is healthy I have been back to the lower body movements. Since June I have been destroying my lower body…in a good way.
Since I will be dropping chest, shoulders, upper-back (pull-ups and rows), can I increase my leg workouts to 3 per week (not including track work)? Keep in mind that I have noticed that I have a high tolerance for training my CNS and it is difficult for me to over train, but over training is still possible and of great concern to me.
Has anyone ever done all lower body for an extended period of time? How did it work for you? Do you recommend it? How much volume were you able to sustain without over training?
Any comments welcome, track experts and/or coaches/strength coaches? comments are desired.