@itiswr1tten 8x8 might be too much in terms of volume to get the results you want in a timely manner.
Gironda was aruguably a micro-doser. With stats at 5'8 187lbs his physique was comparable to Frank Zane who weighed in 5'9 190lbs single digit bodyfat % at his peak. Frank Zane who was nicknamed "The Chemist" for creating PED cocktails to get an edge in competition.
3-5 sets of 10-12 reps at 70-75% rpm with attention to form might give you more bang for your buck. Higher reps within moderate sets provide more opportunity for metabolic burn and stimulation than high sets with middle to low reps. For hypertrophy the more reps you lift (consecutively) the more you get ripped.
8x8 fringes on overtraining that steriod users can adapt & recover to but is burdening for everyone else. The CNS unlike muscles are slow to recover. By lifting that exhaustively the central nervous system accumulates fatigue to the point where it carries over into future lifts affecting performance negatively.
Just something to keep in mind. The weightroom is like a laboratory. If you're not seeing the results you want from a particular experiment can always tweak the variables for more favorable feedback.Read More
@itiswr1tten Grip strength is something a lot of people struggle with. In Tough Mudder races, about 40-50% of men and 50-70% of men would fall off the first or second ring of a 5 ring obstacle. I wonder if having a few of these in places like the car and by the puter would help?
At this point I'm consistently getting to 43 to 47 reps before my grip fails. I'm not a small man, but I am still overweight. I do Gironda workouts so I only take 60s rest between compound sets and 30s for aux. Pull-ups count as compound to be clear.
My back is actually pretty developed because I'm shoulder dominant, but phone and computer use hacks away at my grip strength like everyone. One gym day at a time.
I've posted and proved my tangible success. You're an internet troll that hates himself, which is why posting on offense is all you have. I don't need the block button, despite you being the worst kid in my class (now that surma went on a school shooting of GLOGANG and is gone).
You're just another nobody picking fights.
My content is read. Yours is at best tolerated.