It's a been awhile since I've posted here and from my previous thread, my speed and strength have increased considerably. Now I'm more focused on gaining muscle, and a lot of it. It seems from all the advice of the vets such as holymac, dave, carnage, bug, and others the number one thing is to get strong in the hypertrophy range, say 8-12.
I hope this is different as I'm not the person who likes any isolation. I like doing the minimum, meaning if squat, bench, and deadlift, and overhead press is all I need, that's all I want to do. Actually that's what I prefer because I really can't do much after going balls to the wall on these lifts and the more isolation lifts to me means less chances of PR's the next workout.
Could I do a workout like this: Ramp up with warm-up sets of 4, possibly 5-6 warm-up sets. End exercise with one working all-out set of 8-12 reps, and another set with same weight trying to as many reps as possible.
Sorry if this seems like a retarded post, it's just that the weight I can do on skull crushers or flies doesn't mean shit to me anymore. In fact, I'd rather work on these exercises than work on rows, chin-ups, stiff-legged deadlifts, or even close-grip bench press. I don't mind someone telling me this is a fucking stupid post, but I would love some advice. In the end all I'm trying to do is do what I think is best for gaining muscle: putting up heavier weight using good form and mind-muscle connection in the hypertrophy range.
Literally like this:
Bench-switch between incline/flat
Squat-switch between front/back
Deadlift-switch between sumo/high-hips position
Standing Overhead Press