greyskull has been fine but it has always been weird to recover from and i hit walls a lot in my lifts.
I like how I don’t squat on the days I deadlift, and how I deadlift once a week. I can recover from deadlifts just fine and progress on them. Squats are tough to recover from.
I never want to work out because I’m always feeling stiff and I’m always feeling tendonitis or something every single workout. It feels mindless constantly pushing my hardest 3x5 day after day, I feel that it’s retarded.
Every single program that I’ve seen incorporates hypertrophy phases and their workloads are calculated so you can recover from it. Then they make use of that muscle by doing heavy ass lifts, then repeat. Greyskull is either going to failure or going to failure. there’s nothing else to it. it’s stupid as hell, i’m either grinding 3x5 every week and almost injuring my self it feels like at this point or i’m resetting and amraping 13 reps on deadlift and exhausting my body and making my next workout not optimal.
I don’t think the auto regulation works as well as he thought, there’s never a day where i thought something was easier than another day, it’s all maximum effort to failure garbage
When i look at canditos upper lower program i cannot see that being any good either, Deadlifts 2 times a week squats 2 times a week? Overhead press and bench on the same day? His 6 week program is the same way. It seems mindless like you’re doing every exercise you can think of at once without any thought put into it.
I feel like the solution is some sort of aba formatted excluding deadlifts (deadlifts once a week) program with high intensity days and high volume days would be optimal.
Maybe my issue is that i want to somehow focus overhead press bench deadlift, squat and rows at all the same time and the fact is that i cannot recover quickly enough to specialize on so many lifts. maybe i need to focus on one group more than the other for a few months, like bench over ohp, then switch?