Simple question I have…I do programs from here on T-Nation (HSS-100 by CT, ABBH1 by CW, 4 weeks of westside, and currently doing “the greatest workout ever” by JB). However, I feel that since I finished CT’s program which was very high volume and lifting 5x a week, my progress has stalled pretty hardcore.
My bench press at the end of CT’s HSS-100 was 215 whereas when I began it the 16 weeks earlier, it was around 185. All the other routines of lifting 3-4x a week have got me bored and not as much progress as CT’s did.
This makes me wonder, as I see guys in the gym going 6 days a week and lifting most of those days upper body, not giving their bodies a chance to “rest and recover” as I always hear about, yet their bodies are getting huge seriously along with their numbers going up, while mine still looks small in comparison.
They also use a lot of machines in accordance with the big lifting like bench press. I’m considering just going on to make my own routine or doing CT’s hss-100 over again to hopefully bump up the progress again.
So at age 21 and around it, does it seem more like the body can work well and grow well off high volume split routines as opposed to full body routines? I just do not see the progress on 3x a week 30-40 minute sessions like i do 5-6x a week in there for 45 min. -60 min.