Back again with another question.
First, let me define my current training:
54 years old, advanced natural bodybuilder.
Full body, 4 x per week, alternating days.
Generally, 4 sets per body part.
Workouts average 1 hr 15 mins to 1 hr 30 mins(which is the upper limit for my energy reserves).
I have had great results but would like to add some muscle size overall.
I am entertaining bringing in German Volume Training (GVT) (10 sets of 10).
I trained this way many years ago when I was still competing and it worked well, though it was a traditional style of training, focusing on training each body part only once per week.
My thought is to now change my training to 5 days per week, M-F, with an upper/lower split.
3 days upper body.
2 days lower body.
I plan to focus specifically on leg mass, since the upper body training gives me a great upper body pump and I am continuing to make small gains on a regular basis.
I do not feel I am currently getting the necessary volume with 4 sets for quads, hams and calves to get the size I am looking for.
I also plan to use GVT for upper body as well, though I will probably alternate with my current workout every other week and focus one one mass movement only for each upper body muscle group.
I’m curious if anyone has any other ideas on how I might bring in GVT to a full body style of training.
A secondary goal is to cut back the time it takes to complete each workout, because I have been eating cleaner to get lean and as I mentioned previously, 1 hour is about the max I intend to train each day so I don’t overdue it and put myself into overtraining. (The 90-minute workouts are really tough and leave me pretty drained.)
I know I will have to really make sure my nutrition is on point, as well, to add more volume to each week of training.
I really have become a believer in training each muscle group multiple times per week. It just feels right and I walk around all the time feeling like I am pumped, which is a good feeling.
I appreciate any ideas that you folks might have.
Thanks in advance.