I only use 2 pressing days as well. I stuck with the inclines and declines, but I find that my shoulder size has decreased a little bit. I wish I could do both inclines and OHP, but I just can’t fit in 3 pressing days. I find the inclines lend themselves much better for the max ramp and clusters personally, which is why I chose those over OHP. However, I like the OHP better for hypertrophy work. I might try swapping out the incline HDL portion for OHP and try to get the best of both worlds (use incline press for max ramp + clusters then switch to OHP for some higher rep work), but I don’t know if CT would advocate that or not.[/quote]
JMo what about adding 3sets of 6-8reps of acc. work of OHP after slight incline/decline days.CT will chime in but i thought that was ok to do?[/quote]
Yah, that’s what i was going to do, but I’m just worried about doing too much. I’m really bad at determining when I’ve gone too far. I’m always ready and able to do more, but don’t want to risk going overboard.
Have you tried that approach yet? I could see that working well with the strength layers, but I’m not so sure about the hypertrophy layers. Think it would be too much to do incline layers (RM Ramp, 3 cluster, 3 descending set HDL) and then OHP on top of that?
I feel like the OHP volume would have to be adjusted based on the HDL (# of sets and type of HDL), but maybe not I dunno.[/quote]
Yep that’s what i’m doing and adjust as to how i feel after the HDL portion.