I read the article about doing complexes rather than cardio.
My question is this, can the complexes be used for size and strength increases ?
Now i realise that to start the complexes you need to start with a lower weight, but surely if you are doing a total body workout using complexes then the rules of progression would work in the same way ?
I am going to try this whatever the responses, but, i would still like some opinions.
Now yesterday i gave this a go!!
10 x Deadlifts
10 x Bent over rows
10 x front raises
10 x front squats
10 x overhead press
10 x back squats
10 x behind the back shrugs
10 x bench press
10 x skull crushers
10 x barbell curl
And then repeat the set 5 times.
Now in fairness i did the above workout with a 30kg barbell, and today i am sore as hell.
Prior to this my 'standard' efforts were as follows:-
Bench press 100kg x 10
Squat 70kg x 10 (have only recently gone back to squatting
Deadlift 150kg x 10
Yes, i know, i need to lift heavier and eat more.
But i wanted to give this method a try.
If i could add 2 kg to the barbell every 2 weeks, then in 10 weeks i would be doing the above the a 50kg weight, which starts to sound quite a lot more taxing ?
And the 2kg increment sounds do-able because i will be doing the workout 3 times a week, with weekends off ?