But honestly I just wanted to try a new program that a friend got and showed me. I can’t give the name of it because of stupid legality issues, but it’s a three-week benchpress program immediately followed by a three-week squat program. Very high-frequency-you’ll figure it out. I’m not sure how good it’ll be but he swears by it, so we’ll see.
Squat: 285-300? (guessing on this one, just recently started squatting ATG. I can hit 225 for 14 reps.)
I just got done with a roughly eight-week plan of heavy lifting (six reps or less on compund movements, eight or less on iso. movements.) Every set of every exercise was taken to failure, some with drop-sets included. It was basically a push, pull, legs plan. I know that a lot of coaches would slap me for such a program, but it really worked for me for a while. Now that I’m hitting plateaus, I’ve taken a two-week “break” where I followed the same split, except with much lower intensity and volume. Now we’ll see how this one goes. I’m including some before shots (not very impressive…) and I’ll throw up some afters so we can see if my buddy was right.