Not sure if this should be in this forum or Powerlifting. I’m dabbling in powerlifting currently and over the next few months would like to add on some muscle in the muscle groups involved in the powerlifts as well as a bit of isolation stuff for curls. (I might be wrong but Hypertrophy might be a more straight forward goal and better suited to my circumstances right now)
So the thing is over the next months I’m gonna be on an unpredictable training schedule. I don’t know which nights of the week exactly but 3-5 nights per week maybe an hour give or take twenty minutes per night. So programs that are strictly scheduled don’t really work well. It’s not really the best circumstances but I wanna make the best of it.
I think I can fit in plenty of lifting during the week overall though. Day to day it might be a bit chaotic but the total stuff you do at the end of the week and over greater periods of time is more important right?
So I’m looking for some guidance for a training approach that can work with this schedule. So like some way to gauge how much volume to do and or how heavy. I’ve heard of autoregulation and stuff but I’m not really familiar with how to apply it.
Exercise selection, equipment, slow bulk diet and other stuff is pretty much sorted it’s just how to train.
I’m thinking of chopping up my training into a split with Squat/Quads, Bench/Push, Deadlift/Pull/Hamstrings so I can get it done in an hour give or take. So when I can Maybe use the bench day between taxing lower body lifts. Could a simple approach like starting off conservatively with weight and then doing 5 sets of 8-12 on each exercise and adding weight gradually work?