So, im starting my second cycle of my “new” program that im doing. Its basically a mixture of 5x5 and HFT, but im trying to keep things really simple. I consider myself to have quite a bit of training knowledge, and am a Kinesiology student nearing graduation, but my school doesnt teach much about strength and conditioning, so theres a few concepts i have questions on.
I know most of this is just theory, and different things work for different people, but i’d like ot hear what you guys think.
My current program is pretty much 3 weeks of loading, followed by a week of deloading. Also, i do full body everyworkout, but alternate between two different sets of exercises. And I usually stick to around 5 sets of 5.
I’ll number the questions, and please answer any that you can.
If im doing 5 sets, i usually increaes the weight each set. When do i want the weight to peak? On the last set, or before that?
If I have three strength sessions a week, would it be a good idea, to do one session a week, with less volume, but greater intensity? Either less sets and more weight, or go to 5 sets of 3?
Since im training full body, and am an “intermediate” lifter, should i strive to increase all my lifts each cycle, or just focus on 1-3 of the main ones, IE: Deadlift, Bench, and squat?
In regards to #3 wont focusing on just one or two lifts allow for greater gains in those lifts, which may carry over to other lifts that werent increased?