Currently training suffered a bit last month. I was sick often and currently lying in bed because I had a teeth surgery yesterday. Look like a hamster at the moment.
Well I had time to read through our forum, the thinkmuscle forum after a long time and Lyles forum.(although the ***banned me)
After all the reading I am currently really thinking if My HLM template is that optimal.
You know I have my 3x3-5 day (5-6 rpm,3-4min rest), 3x8-10 (15rpm,2min rest) day and 2x15 (23 rpm,1min rest) day.
I think the %of rpm and volume seems not optimal. Although I get also recruitment of the higher FT fibers its only because of the accumulated fatigue on the higher rep sets at the near end. The weight used is really light.
Also lot of programms still focus on “linear” periodization like HST, Lyles Genreric Bulk or DC (more or less). So its questionable if the HLM approaches (also like wendler) which are in essence SHORT linear cycles (you can also call them LMH)are needed for mass purposes.
I often think if I would not be better served with some simplier stuff.
Like starting with a volume count for each muscle group/lift (like 24 reps)Starting at about 60%of 1rpm and just increasing the weight week for week.Cluster up till the cows come home, then deload and ramp up again.
Like you,Anoop said training should not be complicated,but somehow i always start to look at the trees not the wood. Or better said-the needles of the trees.
The Hamster Cheek