I have been training for approx 3 years with no prior lifting experience, last 2 more seriously, and am now age 47 (i.e. old), 6'2, weight ~210lb.
Lifts are like: deadlift 415lb, incline bench 300lb, squat 300lb, bbcurl 154lb
My goal is to become bigger, followed by stronger.
Up till recently I have generally trained a body part split, approx. 1x per weeek, with 6-10 reps per set, traing 4-5x / week.
Before Xmas I started to try out CT's Neural Charge Training workout approach on my lifts (ramping with 3 reps per set then wave loading), repeating core lifts ~4x per week, etc.. (so on a given day 24 or so reps per lift).
I have found it great, and find doing say incline bench or deadlift so frequently each week no major problem recovery-wise.
In fact my single max bench has jumped up ~20-30lb over the past month.
I have now started to occaisionally throw in a 5x5 set to mix things up.
My questions are: Do people think this kind of high "volume" per week is long term OK as an approach, or is it only something to do for a couple of months and then swap back? Is this approach likely the best one for achieving my primary goal of max'ing size?