I recently finished a full cycle on TBT. I got excellent strength gains, but I also got fed up with full body training, so I did 5 weeks of a bodypart split with a mate from the gym. I didn’t really care for it, but I didn’t lose any strength and got a bit bigger. Whatever, it’s done.
Now, I want to continue getting stronger. What I’m aiming for is to increase my relative strength, I’m not too fussed about putting much more weight on. I’m 74kg now at a body fat which allows my abs to be seen when I tense (given purely as a point of reference for you guys - I’ve never had it measured with calipers so this is the best I can give)
my long term goal is to be the same approximate bodyfat at 80kg. I don’t want to do a traditional bulk. I’ve managed to gradually gain weight from 70kg to 74kg, and I intend to do the same to get to 80.
The question : should I
a)Redo another TBT or something similar (ie. full body workout)
b) Have a 3 day split at the start of which I would do either sets of dead, squat OR bench, and then after the compound work the muscle groups which contribue to that movement with exercises more specific to said movement (ie on a day for bench I would do bench, then work shoulders and triceps etc).
PS To reiterate, the goal is developing relative strength. I have no interest in packing on massive amounts of weight to increase absolute strength. I’ve read most of all the contributions from the main authors, so if you’re going to suggest reading a particular author, please be specific with the article.
I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s something that i’ve missed, but keep in mind that I would have indeed MISSED it, and not just ignored it.