Tho I’m currently at the beginning of a strength/intensification phase, so pretty much as far away from the below proposed phase as possible, I’ve been playing around with programming for a preparatory/work capacity phase to be done before and to maximise the outcome of my dedicated accumulation block to follow it ala phase potentiation.
I’ve written up the program for myself and my own circumstances/preferences e.g. :
Only training two days a week (unfortunately), high bar only (pretty much straight carryover to comp low bar for me), high-ish volume (relatively), high RPE work, little assistance/accessory (maybe quad work), some cardio via stationary bike progressing time/week etc.
Point is to add volume until I feel like shit, then add a bit more volume, deload and repeat, hopefully increasing work capacity over the block. Muscle/Strength is not so much a priority so don’t really mind if they don’t change noticeably in this period.
Below is a sample for the Back Squat. Since I’m just playing around with it at this stage I thought that it’d be a good time to get some thoughts/ideas and maybe get someone to guinea pig this for me to see how fatigue accumulates and dissipates throughout.