Originally Posted by big valsalva
My singles progression would likely increase by 5 or 10 pounds per cycle, and might -- overtime--- not be a true representation of my actual max ability. BUT heavy weights would be moved on a more regular basis than by running a conventional 5-3-1 scheme.
Right, you got the right idea there BV. It is exactly the way you need to approach it, think of 5-10 lbs per cycle which are below your all-time maxes and done to perfect form.
Thank you, Fazc. Great recommendations here. In an ideal situation, I'd beable to lift three times in a regular week, leaving one workout to carryover to begin the following week.
It would look like this:
You know one option that I have used during times where I've been too busy to get to the gym has been to do full body workouts. So that way, even if you're only going in 1-2 times a week you're never too far off from working a given bodypart. For example alternating these two workouts:
1) Squat Bench
2) Press Deadlift
Squat - 3 singles followed by 3 sets of 3
Bench - 3 singles followed by 3 sets of 3
Then on the second day of the week:
Press - 3 singles followed by 3 sets of 3
Deadlifts - 3 singles followed by 3 sets of 3
Doing while training twice a week is not a bad way to go, and if you can manage three times then great! Even better! Just an option to mull over.