Can I, or should I seek to increase my ability to do a greater volume of productive work over time? Typically I train 5 days a week, but I only do two big exercises for 4-10 sets each: Example: squats and steep incline presses; Decline bench presses and Zercher Carries. Usually 3-6 reps per set on a ramp or 60-120 feet for carries.
Many of your programs are recommending 1-2 big exercises plus 2-4 more bodybuilding type exercises. By the time I finish with the 2 big ones, I don’t feel like adding in the smaller or isolation work. Should I seek to build up my tolerance for it, or take it easier on the bigger exercises, or just stick with the big ones if I am making progress?
Basically, CAN I increase my ability to do more productive work, and is it a good way to improve results in the long term?