I’m going to have to disagree that you shouldn’t do OVT. I’m doing it right now and I freakin LOVE IT.
I switched from doing a pretty low volume upper/lower split based on 5x5 to doing OVT and and I’m doing it just fine. I’m not just doing it…I’m crushing it.
Is it hard? Absolutely! But that is a good thing. I’m making noticeable gains that people comment on while watching the other sorry people at my gym barely break a sweat.
If you eat enough to make the gains in strength and bust your ass, you should be fine. I don’t think I could do OVT without eating as much as I am.
The volume sounds high for OVT but the 2nd set of each exercise is light. It gets some extra blood in to the muscle for sure, but it’s not draining you from doing more work.
After 5 weeks every one of my lifts have gone up 25-40 lbs and I’ve gained 13 lbs and not a lot of BF (mostly the food of course). One piece of advice I’d give is to really push yourself to add weight to the bar every week…even if it’s just 5 lbs. Sometimes 5 lbs felt too light and I’d jump 10lbs that week.
The only bad part of OVT at least for me is that it takes me 1.5 hours to complete a full workout at full intensity. I’m trying to lower my rest periods but I’m focusing more on keeping the poundages up.