I admit that I have severe case of training ADD. I’m not program hopper in the worst sense, during these couple of years I have stayed almost completely with 5/3/1 and its variations. But within the 5/3/1 I have tried many things, mostly changing different full body templates (I have tried BBB and other more regular routines, but haven’t really stick with them). I have usually done at least one upper- and lower body movement per day. I have done original templates done by Jim and made my own.
There is no fear of hard work or bigger weights which leads to excuses. Problem is, that because of my education and work I’m a thinker. I have studied a lot about training and feel constant urge to try different things in the gym. I also analyze my training all the fucking time and try to adjust it to the “optimal” (or something as utopical).
I have managed to stay with same template at best for 2-3 months. I have couple of times even stopped the template before it was done (now I admit it). I have tried (and would like to try) long term progressions made by Mr. W, but I’m getting bored of same way of training after couple of months. With assistance I have given up, I have certain muscle groups which I hit with certain movements (=by feel), programming any assistance more clearly than stating “do abs” feels useless.
I’m not competing, but I’am going to break advanced level in every lift in next 3 years while maintaining decent level of “fitness”.
Is this constant shifting going to make me fail with this goal?
Or would it be OK to continue doing just different variations with 4/6 weeks blocks and see how this work?
Or would it be crucial for my goals to stop fuckin’ around and choose one solid long term progression (for ex. BBB, 28 weeks of training) and stick with it.
Maybe I is should stop spending time in here and other forums and stop temporarily reading Jims books to avoid influences or new dangerous ideas what might come in.
How people here have made this work? How often you change your template, and do you do this always with long term focus on mind?
Thanks for any answers.