Hey there abnheel:
I can’t make a precise prescription from a distance, however, a few thoughts for your ongoing process of self-discovery:
- Somewhere, somehow, you’ve gotta promote/maintain maximal strength levels. A few ways to do this:
a) start the workout with a compound movement using MxS parameters (for example, squats, 10-15 sets of 1 with 1-2 minute rests), and then train secondary exercises using standard EDT protocol.
b) Use a 4-day split where you’ve got 2 upper body days and 2 lower body days. each body region will have a MxS workout and an EDT workout. For example:
Mon: Upper Body MxS
Tue: Lower Body EDT
Thu: Upper Body MxS
Fri: Lower Body EDT
Inventory your personality type. If you’re a type A, agressive, driven individual, take the 5th week off. Or, if you’re intrinsically lazy like I am, keep on pushing
Contrasting forms of exercise tend to promote recovery. maybe use week 5 for cardio and/or pool work? Or do a 3 week MxS cycle.
There are no hard and fast rules, so relax about getting everything perfect, because you won’t.
OK, I’m setting up my new gym in Phoenix, so gotta run. let me know if I can be of further help…