I’m only interested in training for relative strength and I don’t want any hypertrophy.
I know that I should keep my reps low (1-5) and rest intervals high (>3min), but I’m wondering about training frequency. Is it better to train more frequently with less volume per session, or less frequently with more volume?
Which of the following schedules would be better:
Schedule 1 - high frequency/low volume:
Day 1 (All exercises 5x5 w/ 3 min. rest)
Day 3 (All exercises 5x5 w/ 3 min. rest)
Begin days 1-4 again.
Schedule 2 - Low Frequency/High Volume
Bench Press 5x5
Bent-Over Row 5x5
Incline Dumbell Press 5x5
One-Arm Dumbell Row 5x5
Front Squat 5x5
Dumbell Step-Up 5x5
Military Press 5x5
Wide-Grip Pull-ups 5x5
Begin Days 1-5 again.
I’ve left out ab work, but it would be included in both schedules. I would also vary the set/rep schemes every few weeks.
I want to get freaky strong, pound-for-pound. Any advice?