Taking the good advice of Dan John (and Dollar Bill), I started OLAD Monday, and I’ve been having fun ever since.
Breaking it down, the week looks like this:
Day 1: Weighted Chins
Day 2: Weighted Dips
Day 3: Deadlift
Day 4: Off
Day 5: Military Press
Day 6: Clean (or is it “Power Clean”? From the floor, anyway…)
Day 7: Off
I’m still not 100% comfortable with the concept of wave-loading, but I generally hit my max weight on set 4 or 5, wave it down and then see how far I can wave it back up again. I may have undershot the maxes a bit, but that’s OK. No need to burn out. I’ve also done a set or two of ab work on some days. Just because I can.
I haven’t really done any cardio/energy systems work, except a long hike in the mountains on day 2. This made deadlifting a bit more… interesting… on day 3. I’ll probably add some running and/or hill sprints later, but no rush.
Anyway, so far, so good - the workouts are brief, uncomplicated and just plain fun! I feel stronger and better than I have for a very long time.
Looking forward to doing 6x3 next week!