I've been doing full body workouts for a the past several months, while I have enjoyed them greatly, even keeping spreadsheet records of them, I'm still itching to try split routines again. Prior to the full body routines, I was doing something like 2 days on 1 of, 2 on, 2 off type deal. It was periodorized so that the first month would be 8-12 rep range, 2nd month 5-9, and then the 3rd would focus mainly on power, with reps falling in the 1-5 bracket. All months would generally be a set of 4, so volume would decrease as weight got heavier.
The main reason I like this so much, is that I was able to see progress from session to session. When I broke out of my desired rep range, I would go up in weight. This would almost always result in adding anywhere from 5-10 lbs a session. In other words, felt as if I was putting everything on the line and training with maximum intensity,whereas with full body programs, where I do a set amount of reps without hitting failure kinda leaves me feeling I'm holding something back. Any thoughts?