Yes, I know…keep it simple. Everything works but nothing works forever…etc
But I have been thinking lately about my splits and I believe I made a change for the better recently.
One example is Monday Chest/Back day
I used to do a balls out 3x8 incline db press, 3x8 decline DB flyes, then 3x8 1 and half reps with much lighter weight incline bench to finish off
after that…I’d switch to back with a similar scheme 2 main heavy compound lifts and 1 lighter finisher
The change I’ve made is to do more volume on my first compound movement for each body part and save the “finishers” until the very end.
So if I did 5x8 incline DB and 3x8 decline flyes…do you think that’s enough volume for hypertrophy? It certainly feels like it is…and it leaves me with more energy when I start on my back. People have a tendency to do more than 2 movements per bodypart…but is there a real NEED? I don’t think so.
Another question I have is…Is it even worth it or effective to do a final chest finisher having done heavy chest and full back routine? Say like 2 or 3 sets of pushups to failure?
Thanks in advance for your ideas