If you're seeing excellent progress with your lifts does that still mean you should stick to your workout when other people criticize it for being too much or too little? Are you just being ignorant if you ignore them, or are you being smart if you stick to what feels right? It is your body after all, you should know what you can handle, right? I know there's only one way to find out, which is experiment with it a bit, but I'd like to see some opinions.
Also, I'm interested in seeing what type of workout works for everyone here. Full body, split routines, 2x a week or 6x a week, all that stuff. Maybe what didn't work as well.
I guess I could start. I do a full body workout 4x a week. Just 2 sets for each exercise at 12 reps, then drop down to 10 reps with the same weight. I put the weight as high as I can handle for that type of rep scheme so I definitely get a good workout, but something I've noticed is that I never get sore from my workouts. Luckily I still increase the weight in most exercises by 1 and a half weeks, 2 weeks at the most recently. People usually tell me this is pretty stupid but I've been seeing progress for over a year now (I switch the exercises up a little bit every now and then) and I'm actually increasing at even faster rate now. I think it just works for me. 2 weeks ago I decided to heed some warnings and I dropped down to 3x a week, same workouts. Unfortunately I lost strength so I went back to my normal routine sometime last week and now I'm back to my normal strength and, as expected, I've increased my weight in a few exercises after a week and a half of returning to it. I plan to keep this routine up until I hit a plateau. This is what works for me, what about you guys?