Ok, a long time ago, my previous attempts at taking Surge only pre-workout left me sluggish and sleepy during training. I will most probably be sticking to a 1/2 before 1/2 during 1 after scheme. I may try the 1 full serving beforehand just to see if it still hits me that way…
Well, this is going to be my training layout for the next couple of weeks–This week is a recovery/mobility week and then I’m going to go back to squatting and deadlifting 5x a week. This is perhaps unwise for me, as I had scheduled an end to the high frequency training and a return to WSB style training after this down week. But, in order to try and not disappoint everyone reading here, and Shugs for giving me the Surge, I’m going to instead go back into the HF program for a week to gauge recovery with Surge. This should be an extremely demanding environment for the experiment, as I’ve already hit overreaching and gone way beyond it. Frankly, this is probably not the smartest thing to do, but I can’t disappoint you all now can I? Hopefully my recovery week will be enough to let me hit this at 100%.
Here’s the template, in general terms and subject to change depending on my percieved weaknesses:
Mon–singles day–reverse band DL, Wide Box Sqt.
Tues–DE day–band/chain DL, band/chain box Sqt.
Wed–3RM day–Sumo DL, Oly. front Sqt.
Thurs–pseudo DE day–snatch grip dl (work up to a heavy triple), cambered bar squat/oly back sqt.
Fri–5RM day–conv. DL/maybe from deficit, cambered bar/oly back sqt.
I will be tacking on two bench variations at 3x5 (one each W/F) and two row variations at 3x5 (one each M/U) after my primary work. Any more than this and it won’t be pretty.
Volume will be kept to a minimum–approx. 10 working reps TOTAL for each exercise on each day except for friday. It doesn’t look like much, but don’t let the low volume fool you, this is monstrous.
The original plan was to go back to WSB and test my DL on Monday after a rest week and see how my dive into HF/HI went. As mentioned, instead I will go back into HF/HI. I will modify the Monday session to include a conv. DL max. After the max, I’ll lower the effective bar weight with the bands and keep working for a few reps.
Training this week is going to be disappointingly vague, as I’m avoiding doing any loaded barbell work and just going to work on getting some volume/ or upper body work in and on my weak points without jeopardizing my ME Monday and starting out with less than a full tank. I don’t know what I’m going to do yet, I may even do some cardio or basketball. Who knows. I’m only going to work out 3-4 times this week, depending on what I feel like. To that end, I’m going to eat whatever I want, as much as I want. Not usually the S.O.P. for me, but all I care about is successfully progressing next Monday.
height 6’1" ish.
weight 206 ish
bf% not counting–seems to be low teens, good enough for now (mini-bulk).