Chaos & Pain: Hazzard's Thread Of Utter Insanity
Much like Steve, Faz and Silverback are doing in both of their threads, I was to discuss a little about high volume, high intensity training, Chaos and Pain styleee. I've been reading through Jamie Lewis' training book, the dude who owns and writes for the site and his mantra is essentially: lift heavy and lift often and I'm trying to design a batshit crazy mental and insanely brutal training routine based around it. Because I love lifting heavy shit and putting it down.
On one part of his site/the eBook he talks about basically doing a squat, push and pull three times a week each. You pick a movement from each grab bag of lifts: back squat, front squat, squat lock out, jump squat, etc. for the squat collection of lifts.
I've had a (brief) play around and come up with something like this:
Monday – Squat and pull
Tuesday – Push and Pull
Wednesday – Squat and push
Thursday – Squat and pull
Friday – Push and pull
Reads like something out of a masochist's wet dream, I know, but bare in mind that pulls aren't just deadlifts and rack pulls and the like - they also include rows, chins, cleans and shrugs in all their varieties.
So if I put together an example routine it would be something like this:
Monday - Heavy back squat, heavy conventional deadlift
Tuesday - Heavy bench press, Pendlay rows
Wednesday - Box squats, push press
Thursday - Light front squats/Squat jumps, Heavy sumo deadlift
Friday - Equipped bench press (either shirted or slingshot), chin-ups
There'll be other bits here and there, arm and ab work, but that's the jist of it, with exercises mixed up along the way whenever I choose.