Just checking in and seeing who else trains at a high frequency. Wanted to see some other logs to get a feeling of how others train.
I train Monday through Saturday in terms of strength training. I basically do Upper/Lower for 6 days in a row. I like to use 2-3 exercises per session. I think it’s better to be able to get the most out of one lift and really focus instead of trying to just rush through a workout. Feels like it gives your training day a sense of purpose instead of just going through the motions. I also condition before and after. I’m typically only in the gym for right at an hour unless I want to take longer.
This could be a typical week for me:
Mon - Back Squat 10x3, Ab Work 5x10, Sprint
Tue - Bench Press 4x8, Rows 5x10, Curls 4x12, Swim
Wed - Front Squat 10x5, RDL 5x10, Ab Work 5x10, Walk
Thu - Strict Press 10x6, Pull Ups 5x10, Back Ext 5x10, Hurdles
Fri - BW Exercise Only Day (Dips, Chin Ups, Push Ups, Lunges, etc.) Sprint
Sat - Deadlift 10x3, Lunges 10x6, Ab Work 5x10, Swim
Sun - Rest (now I just watch NFL. Before I would do a BB Complex)
I don’t really follow any program or sets and reps. I figure I just go in and do what I can and also base it on feel. Some days I’ll go really heavy and some days I’ll do lighter weights for more reps. But typically I go based on my muscular fatigue as I’m going through the strength portion. For example when I have my squat day I’ll be on my 8th set, if I feel super strong, I might add in more down sets. But if I am feeling pretty beat, I’ll cap it at the 10 or even 8 if it feels too heavy.
I typically do what I guess is known as giant sets or supersets. I also keep my rest periods very short. I don’t really time it, but it can be anywhere from 15 seconds to 90 seconds. So a typical session might look like:
15 Min Condition/Warm Up (kills 2 birds with one stone, usually not as intense)
30 Min Strength Portion (Giant Set: Strict Press 10x6, Pull Ups 5x10+, Back Ext 5x10)
15 Min Conditioning