Hey, new here and I’ve got a question about my training and if anyone had any advice/criticism about it (always looking for improvements). I’m a raw lifter, 18 years old with a 250 bench, 400 squat, 450 deadlift and have been training for 2 years now.
For a while I’ve been training using a pyramid scheme on my lifts (work up to singles on bench and deadlift, triples usually on squat). This means that usually I’ll have a cycle for 5-6 weeks and I’d work up to, say, 230 on bench then next week work up to 235 and so on always hoping to hit a PR at the end of it or close to it. On bench I like to have a back down set too to get more volume in.
I’ve been doing fairly well with it but I have had criticism already by some telling me there is a lack of volume and working up to heavy numbers all the time is just testing strength and not building it. However I’m not maxing every week (that would be silly and would stall very quickly) so I don’t see it as trying to test my strength all the time.
I do take it on board though, but I have seen that some other very strong lifters do train this way. Of course I’m aware that what works for them won’t necessarily work for me, but it doesn’t sound ludicrous as some are saying it is.
So, thoughts/suggestions? Many thanks T-Nation.