I started a thread a few days ago with a ridiculous “super” program that advocated ultra volume for a muscle group and then a huge rest period. As I suspected, everyone made a mockery of it. I was called everything from a beginner who shouldn’t post that kind of stuff on this board to crazy.
That being said, I was just experimenting outloud. I’ve never tried that kind of volume before. (Except for a brief period of time during which I tried to hit the elusive 1000 pushups a day, everyday.)
My real workout routine would look something like that–
Close-grip pull downs
All exercises performed with a load that I could just barely pump out 10 reps before hitting muscle failure, and each exercise performed for a total of 25 reps in as many sets as is necessary to get the reps done.
As anyone can see, I actually don’t work out with a shit load of volume, but I have a fascination with volume training. I’m a huge fan of ultramarathon runners who put a hundred miles on their legs at a time, and I was really fascinated with Steve Justus’s book Rock, Iron, Steel, in which he advocates ocassionally performing marathon weight lifting sessions involving insane volume and then taking a good amount of time off. (He expressed the idea in the book that doing an ultravolume workout like that might be good right before a vacation, so you can rest on vacation and not worry too much about lifting.)
I grant, in order to try and make my whole muscle group breakdown work, I wrote the ultravolume plan with a LOT of rest for each muscle group afterward, but I later sort of revised that idea to allow less rest. I just didn’t post that plan because my initial one received such a poor reception. It doesn’t seem anyone is as interested in the idea of ultra-endurance in the area of weight lifting. Oh well, I just wanted to clear that up and post an actual gym plan that I would REALLY use, just so people would get off my back and not automatically assume I’m a beginner just because I want to wonder about gym plans that might be WAAAAAY off the norm.