I have been using the program with different templates for the last couple of years. I am 36 now and I have had a great experience following the templates to the letter.
I have only been training for 3 years so I haven´t gathered that much experience yet, but I do feel that I know the basics of the program, and I was wondering if the following tweaks were a complete violation of the program, or if the reasoning behind it makes sense.
I seem to recover better with higher volume and lower intensity. So I am thinking that I could split the program in an upper/lower intensity on day 1 and 2 and an upper/lower volume on day 3 and 4.
Basically I squat and deadlift main sets and reps on day 1 and I bench and press main sets and reps on day 2. Day 3 would be volume for the squat and deadlift (deadlift may just be hamstring work like good mornings) like FSL or SST and likewise for the upper body on day 4.
I do nothing else on intensity days except hill sprints as I feel less is better.
I think I might recover better as I only have two days of high intensity instead of four. Problem might be that deadlift and press suffers a bit as they are the second lifts of their respective days, but I could switch around every other week. Upper/lower makes more sense to me with regards to recovery and that is how I did 2x2x2 like JW suggested in Beyond…
Any comments would be much appreciated…