Stop me if this sounds retarded, but-
Recently as I was spacing out, a few different concepts were pinging around in my head. Some of it was stuff that I read here, others were just stuff that I’d heard about or observed for myself.
The (probably apocryphal) “sumo wrestlers have the highest muscle mass to bodyfat ratio”
Dan John’s One Lift a Day and programs where you set a limit for reps and try to beat it
Weight training is a learned skill that needs to be practiced repeatedly to get any good at it
Some wrestler/bodybuilder I heard about who did nothing but lay around, eat and do squats, presses, bench and stuff for his arms all day and got hyoooge
I like pie
So anyway, after a while, the following occurred to me;
If someone were to take two compound lifts and pair them according to opposing muscle groups (bench press/row, narrow stance Oly squat/sumo deadlift, curl/tri extension), THEN set a rep goal based on load (e.g. 10RM = 100 reps, 5RM = 50 or whatever) and give the person an hour to achieve x number of reps per exercise, what would be the result?
Does this strike anyone as a viable split? Just two “money” exercises, basically supersetted (albeit with whatever rest periods necessary) for an hour? Rotate exercises so it doesn’t beat the joints up too much, eat eat eat and every time you get the TOTAL reps, increase the load 5-10 pounds?
Something like this, maybe;
MON: Squat/deadlift variation
FRI: OH press/vertical pull variation
WEEK 1: 10RM
WEEK 3: 5RM
WEEK 5: 2RM
WEEK 6: 8RM
Deload for a week or two with light straight sets after.
The idea is attractive to me, but I wanted to get some input as to whether this is could actually succeed before I tried it.