I have seen articles on this website that involve training one lift or the same set of lifts every day for a prescribed amount of time. I have never done this personally, so I cannot comment on their effectiveness, however I had an idea which extends this concept and was curious if anyone had tried something similar.
The extension is simple. Rather than train the same series of lifts (e.g. the 40 day workout) or focus on just 1 lift for a few weeks (20 rep squat routine), why not each week make 1 lift your main focus and rotate lifts in a 3 week cycle. Here is an example below:
Suppose you are a powerlifter, your main lifts will be the squat bench and deadlift. You would focus on the squat for week 1, then the bench for week 2, then the deadlift for week 3, and maybe week 4 take a break. The routine might look something like:
Squat 5 days a week: medium, heavy, light, heavy, medium
Supplements might include the dumbbell bench press, Romanian deadlifts, anything that might maintain strength and supplement the squat but wont significantly affect recovery.
Bench Press 5 days a week: medium, heavy, light, heavy, medium
Supplemental work again supports the bench press but will maintain strength or slightly build strength in the squat or DL
Deadlift 5 days a week: medium, heavy, light, heavy, medium
Again, supplemental work maintains strength on the other lifts but does not impede recovery.
Week 4: light work on everything for recovery.
The scheme I provided is just an example. you could go in two week intervals, use the same workouts everyday but change them and the focus weekly, you get the idea. I am not a workout expert so I don’t know how to design something like this reliably. As I said earlier, I am curious if the scheme will work or could work with some modifications. Maybe some of the more experienced lifters can weigh in? Id really like to hear!