It seems like every day I have some random fitness or nutrition question pop into my head. Usually I forget it after a while because I can't find the answers to them. SO I am going to use this thread for that purpose because today I got was something that I think can push me to a much higher level... I just can't figure out if it's safe or not.
I read an article in the archives about the best workout this author had ever had. When he was just a kid some big biker guy walked in the door and said "Who wants to train legs with me?" Nobody said a work but the kid piped up and said "I will" and proceed to get his "Best workout ever." Said he could barley walk to his car after wards. And that training intensity is what I hear all over as a best workout is this that pretty much makes you feel handicapped for at lest a few hours if not longer.
This got me thinking, "I would totally trade like 6 weeks of pretty-damn-sore life for some decent size gains. But can I do it without going into serious over-train mode?"
If I were to take a simple split:
Day 1: Chest, Shoulders, Triceps
Day 3: Back, Biceps, Legs
And used maybe a 5x7; pausing and squeezing the hell out of the muscle on the contraction, and a quick, but controlled eccentric motion; going as heavy as possible with 45sec rests, to try and achieve that deep muscle fiber tear.
It would suck, and I don't even know if I could handle being that sore for that long, but it would be interesting to know just how far you can push yourself. But is it safe....