Here's what I'm looking at... Right now my weeks (8 days) look like this: I have access to a full gym for four days and then no gym for four days. What I have been doing is:
Day 1: ME upper
Day 2: ME lower
Day 3: Off/stretching/foam rolling
Day 4: Repetition/Dynamic upper
Day 5-8: Off - Sometimes I get a lower body plyo workout or sled workout in during these days.
My bench numbers are going up fine, but my deadlift/squat numbers have stalled over the past 4-6 weeks. I'm guessing this is probably due to only training lower body once every eight days. My schedule is going to stay as it is for at least the next six months, so I'm trying to program things to best suit what I have.
Here are a couple of things I have been considering and I'm hoping I can get some advice on which I should go with, or any better ideas.
Go Day 1 ME upper, Day 2 ME lower, Day 3 Rep/dyn upper, Day 4 Dyn lower, rest for four days and do some sled/metabolic work when possible.
-I know this doesn't allow for a lot of recovery time during the first four days, but I'm hoping the 4 days off would allow for enough recovery.
Keep things as I have been doing them, but hammer my lower body during the one guaranteed workout knowing that I have seven full days to recover from it.
One other question I have is whether there is any issue with working squat and deadlift on the same day, just alternating which to use as the primary exercise and which to use as an accessory. I'm just looking to get more reps of both to help engrain techniqe.
Thanks in advance for any advice anyone can give me!