Hi, I have just finished ABBH and I really like CW’s routines and would like to try AoW next. The thing is, it is only a 3 day split and I have the general impression that the more muscle stimulation you can get (ie more workouts) without overtraining of course, the better, right?
I not only seem to gain better with 4 day splits, but right now in the holidays with more freetime I’d like to workout as often as possible.
I need advice from more experienced lifters on the feasibility of making AoW into a 4 workout a week cycle instead of 3. The current plan goes as such:
Workout1 (10x3, 80% load)
BB Calf Raise
Workout2 (3x12, 70% load)
Workout3 (4x6, 85% load)
OK, so my aim is to add in there another workout, but since I am a newbie to lifting who knows jack, I have little idea of how to create a 4th workout in terms of the ideal parameters, exercise selection, load, etc…
I’m guessing full body would be the way to go, and as CW says to aim for a 24-50 set/rep volume here’s what I’ve come up with (probably wrong, plz correct):
Workout 4 (4x10, 75% load)
I don’t know whether adding this is too much or too little, or whether I will have to take some volume off the other workouts to compensate. Can I plz give some advice here?
BTW, as mentioned, I am in holidays for a month or so, so basically I can rest up on off days quite easily, if this will help combat overtraining or not.
Cheers in advance.