If you get bored after 16 weeks or more. Then go to a bodybuilding split. But you'll be back.
My favorite quote from the T-Nation article was from Mark after reading an article in the NSCA strength and conditioning journal on how to periodize abdominal training.
"That was the last straw. I was already embarrassed of the shit I was being associated with, this needless complexity for complexities' sake."Forsake complexity and try classic Starting Strength.
The classic Starting Strength workout is as follows:
Workout 1:A) Squat — 3 x 5
B) Bench Press — 3 x 5
C) Deadlift — 1 x 5
B) Press (Overhead press) — 3 x 5
C) *Power Clean — 5 x 3
*Raw rookies and general gym-goers may substitute back extensions and chin-ups for power cleans.
Workouts 1 and 2 are alternated, and performed on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
Week 1:A) Monday — Workout 1
B) Wednesday — Workout 2
C) Friday — Workout 1
B) Wednesday — Workout 1
C) Friday — Workout 2
Week 3: Cycle Repeats
- Rippetoe, Mark. Starting Strength- Basic Barbell Training 3rd Edition. Wichita Falls, Texas: The Aasgaard Company,2011. Print.
- Krahn, Bryan. Most Lifters are Still Beginners , T-Nation