Thanks for the responses. All the options offered look good, but I have a few comments/questions.
@markievicz, thanks for the PM, I'll definitely consider your suggestion.
I like the sound of this. My heart has been telling me this for awhile. I imagine I could keep my same schedule, but cater the rep ranges to this style. Would I need to cut back on some of my assistance work?
Originally Posted by BendtheBar
Instead of adding weight every week like Madcow, or adding weight every month like Wendler, I would like to see you get into the trenches and grind out a group of sets with the same weight, using a target rep goal.
I understand this, but how many sets are we talking about here for each week? And would you do this same breakdown for bench, DL and OHP?
Originally Posted by Off Road
Say you squat 245 x 5 right now. You'd take 3 to 4 weeks to work back up to 245 x 5 and a 3 or 4 weeks to surpass it. Then you'd drop the weight and work back up again...
Week 1 215 x 5
Week 2 225 x 5
Week 3 235 x 5 (start eating!)
Week 4 245 x 5 (old PR)
Week 5 255 x 5
Week 6 265 x 5
Week 7 275 x 4 (fail, start over)
Week 1 225 x 5
Week 2 235 x 5
Week 3 245 x 5
Week 4 255 x 5
Week 5 265 x 5
Week 6 275 x 5
Week 7 285 x 4 (fail, start over)
You get the idea...
Fazc, Do you have a link for an example of this routine?
Originally Posted by Fazc
All good suggestions so far, I would suggest a full body routine with the emphasis on strength for high rep ranges. A H/L/M split using a variety of rep ranges from 5's, to 10's to 15's.