I’ve been performing layered systems for a while now, making nice strength gains. I’m dieting at the moment, so I really only perform a Ramp, then Density (clusters, etc) and Loaded Carries. I sometimes do assistance lifts for bench and some brief lat work on SGHP days.
I’ve recently had to perform workouts in a limited amount of time, so instead of doing clusters for my density work I instead performed as many singles in 10 minutes. The result–same amount of total reps as in my Clusters but in half the time. So, I’ve been getting better workouts!
My question: Is this a good way to continue doing the density layer? Or should I switch back to my Clusters (but with shortened rest periods to simulate the work I’ve done in the 10 minute limit)?
To clarify: I’ve been distinguishing this “density” layer from a Volume layer (which in my eyes would be akin to HDL). So, no, I haven’t been doing much HDL work at all; just the ramp and density to build strength and power.