It’s interesting, I didn’t rest but instead went back in for workout A2 today (ham curls, above knee trap bar rack pull, machine row, preacher curl) and hit PR’s on everything (more reps, not weight).
I think what is happening to me is I am doing RDL on A1 and it is wiping me out for front squats the next day, which then is wiping me out for flat bench after that. I started on week one doing 80kg/180lbs on RDL for a 6,4,2 double rest pause set, week 5 I done 100kg/225lbs so added 5kg/11lbs each time and I think it caught up with me. Even today on the leg curl my hams were still tight from 48 hours ago. So I don’t think I was fatigued entirely, but fatigued from the RDL. I know that is a fine line and fatigue is fatigue, but I think experienced lifters will know what I mean.
Next week I am going to keep going, week 6, but I am going to start with B1 workout first, so start the week pushing rather than pulling, and even do flat bench before front squats and see what happens. I am prioritising this because I my pecs are lagging compared to the rest of me, I’m a little shoulder dominant (65kg/145lbs OHP vs 97.5kg/220lbs flat bench 1RM). I think putting RDL on day 2 will be easier for me as you go into ham curls and leg ext so your legs get a little “time off” from big compound lower body movements on days 3 and 4.
I’m aiming to run this for 12 weeks and hoping it will bring me out of a late novice into intermediate. Started lifting at 31 (6 years ago) but first 3 or 4 years was a total joke/waste of time. Only been serious 2-3 years so really should be doing better than late novice but that’s what you get for not doing serious programmes!