Oh no not another whats the best routine question, well it's not.
I've been looking at the logs here and over on Elite as well as Bad Attitiude and it seems like the advanced lifters best routine is, well, no routine. Is that a fair assesment? I know they keep logs so they know the weights they moved, but it seems like a LOT of them go by "feel". How do you know when you're ready to train like that. I HATE following a set routine. Seems like it doesn't leave room for the good days as well as the bad days.
Just looking for some thoughts.
Id look into some block periodization stuff. There was a good thread on here a while ago that would be a good place to start. It really helped me figure things out. Im no where near advanced though.
The people that go by feel are more advanced lifters that know in the back of their head what they need to do and how much to do. They known their bodies and training well enough they can listen and follow what it says. I'd say start with a plan and adapt accordingly.
Best unequipped meet lifts - 120kg Open class
Training since Dec 2008.
I agree. Most top competitors have a plan. They may tweak it a little from workout to workout, due to injury or work schedule etc., but thay try to stick to the basic plan as closely as they can.Programming A.D.D is one of the worst things a beginner can have.
It keeps you from doing too much on the days you feel great (overtraining) and from slacking off on the days you're not in the mood to push it hard in the gym.