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Is High Frequency Training Sustainable in the Long Run (Off-Season)?


I want your thoughts on HFT for buidling strength in off-season!
By this i mean:
-squat everyday
-deadlift 1-2x per week moderate weight
-bench at least 4x a week and i would even say everyday!

The thing is, is this a good way to build msucle/strength on long term?
I love HFT but after some serious discussion with serious people too i don’t think it’s a good way to do even for someone “who react good to HFT”!


Ultimately, the only way you are going to know is by trying it…some people getting away with squatting & benching etc multiple times a week though, a lot can’t.


some people can get away with


I can , but there is a difference between handling and progressing optimally.


You can over or under train on any split. A split doesn’t tell you anything about volume or intensity. You can drastically under train squatting, benching, and deadlifting 7 days a week. So, yes that setup can be long term sustainable.


What I want to say is that it’s good to improve neural efficiency but for muscle building this much frequency for all muscles , l don’t know if it’s optimal.


Check out the way people periodize their training using different sheiko programs.