@ Vulpes Vulpes: I’ve actually followed that thread on and off ever since it was first started a while back.
What’s your opinion on high frequency training? After Oly lifting for almost a year and doing basically squats, and pulls every workout, i learned that my body is able to recover quickly without taxing me too much. [/quote]
When I started out at the age of 17 I was doing high frequency work. 3 workouts a week, each covering the whole body with 1 exercise per muscle group. This worked well as a beginner but I quickly out grew it and needed more ‘complete’ muscle development. Nowadays I’m doing a 4 day split as it is what works best for me, my rate of recovery and time limitations.
You would be expected to recovery fairly quickly from your olly lifting as it doesn’t have the same degree of taxation on specific muscle groups. If you are recovering too quickly from your split workouts then you may not be working with enough volume, intensity or hard enough. I suggest looking up an anatomy chart and learning the individual muscles that make up the muscle groups and what there functions are. This really helped me choose what exercises to include, as well as focus on the mind-muscle connection allowing me to contract the muscles hard when performing the movements.
You clearly enjoy picking up heavy shit and putting it back down, which is fine. Bodybuilding won’t diminish all of your strength or remove the opportunity to lift heavy. A lot of pro bb’ers and people who post here compete in powerlifting in their off seasons.
So, my suggestion for you is to look up Mike o’hearns powerbuilding which is an old concept which he has recently repackaged. It involves performing a heavy assed compound movement at the start of your split working up to a final heavy set of a few reps. Then you perform the rest of your workout bb style with something like 3 sets of 8-15 reps per exercise.
Yours may look something like:
Chest/Triceps: Bench/db press
Delts/Traps: Hang clean&press/ OHP