So I just came off a week break from using Westside for Skinny Bastards. I used that program for about five weeks. Saw increase in strength with that. But then something bad started happening, and it was my fault. My form went south (because I want to push more and more and more weight). I realize that is a HUGE problem, as bad form gets you NOWHERE.
I changed the routine up. NOT because of my bad form, because I wanted a routine where good form was MANDATORY. I know good form should always be mandatory by the one working out, but sometimes I let my ego beat me out. Anywho, I've started GVT, yep, that's right German Volume Training, aka Overtraining. Hahahah. And man, today was my first day........Chest and Back. My arms are numbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb.... I started with about 45% of my max on my lifts. I wanted to feel this style of lifting out, and I'm glad I did, as this weight was all I needed to come to damn near failure at the 10th sets.
Here's what I did today:
Incline DB Press 10x10x45
Lat Pulldowns Wide 10x10x80
DB Flys 3x12x30
I just wanna tell you all how good it feels to get form back in check. I used this pansy azz weight and got smashed with it. I can't wait to start this routine.
Best part of all is, I can RIGHT NOW feel it having boosted my metabolism. I drank down 5g leucine/20g protein/30g carbs during workout. Had me a workout cocktail, a larger one before the workout, too. Now, my stomach is RUMBLING. That never happens. I always usually feel the post-workout cocktail is never necessary with lower reps/higher weight, but drink it anyways to fullfill "calorie requirements." I have a feeling that I will NEED my cals with this program.
This whole rant is just to tell y'all of my first day, AND to let you all know that I will soon be logging WHITE FLOOD by Controlled Labs, and I'll be using this GVT. So, be on the lookout and I'll let you guys know how this training style is going. WHOO!!!!!