Still following Christian’s “Powerbuilding” type routine. Just finished a good workout today. I wanted to post it up for critique. Feel free to comment, add, or share your thoughts.
A1. BENCH PRESS 5x2
A2. ROWS 5X2
B1. Close-Grip Incline Press 5x5
B2. T-BAR Rows 5x5
C1. Dumbell Incline Press 3x8
C2. Bent Over Rows 3x8
My split consists of 2 uppers, 2 lowers.
In the Previous 4 weeks, I have been working in the rep ranges of 4-6, 6-8, 8-10 as my accumulation phase. I designed this based on CT’s principles for an Intensification phase as I have moved down in rep range brackets.
Now, my rep ranges consist of 2, for maximal strength, 5, for functional hypertrophy/strength, and 8, for some sarco hypertrophy.
I plan to try and add weight to the maximal exercises, and add sets to the hypertrophy oriented exercises/sets.
Legs are similar. Start with compound exercises. Rep ranges will match accordingly to the exercise.
I plan to load for 4 weeks and deload on the 5th, as I feel my body can load for a little bit longer, allowing for a more postive/stronger rebound.