Hi all. New to the site and like what I see.
I've been lifting weights since 16. Now 21, I've only really been serious about lifting and bodybuilding for the past 1.5-2yrs. In that time frame I've only done high volume training. My only source of knowledge was Arnold's Encyclopedia and I believed every word because why would Arnold give me lies? If it worked for him, it could work for me.
As of two weeks ago, I realized my flawed thinking. High volume, from what I've been told from many, many, sources, will not give you the type of gains as doing HIT.
With saying that in the past 3 months I've been bulking using this routine.(For the first 2months I was on a 3day split. For this past month and a half I've been on a 5day split. This routine is the current 5day)
Incline Flys: 8-10reps/5sets
Incline DB Press: 6-8/5
Flat bench Cable Flys: 8-12/4
Flat bench DB Press: 6-8/4
Decline BB Press: 6-10/3
DB Pullovers: 6-10/3
Squats: 10,8,6,5,4,2(for a total of 5sets)
Keystone Deadlifts: 10,8,6,5,4(total of 5sets)
Leg Extensions: 6-10/3
Donkey Calves: 10-15/3
Neutral Grip DB Press: 6-8/3
DB Laterals: 6-8/4
BB Front Raises: 6-8/2
BB Uprights: 6-8/2
DB Circles(Around the Worlds): 6-10/2
L Laterals: 6-10/2
Face pulls: 8-12/3
Reverse Peck Deck: 6-8/3
Standing DB Shrugs: 6-8/3
T-bar Rows: 6-10/4
BB Rows: 6-10/4
Wide Grip Lat Pulldowns: 6-10/3
Cable Rows: 6-10/3
Back Extensions: 6-10(then body weight after failure)/3
Incline DB Shrugs: 6-8/3
EZ Bar Curls: 6-10/5
Preacher Curls: 6-10/3
Hammer Curls: 8/4
21's Cable: 3sets
Hammer Bar Press: 10,8,6,4(4 total sets)
DB Tricep Extension: 8-12/3
French Press(Over the Head DB): 8,6,4(3 total sets)
A lot of sets, a lot of exercises. I saw gains, but probably could have seen better if doing something better. Overall I gained 10lbs of lean mass. I can see a difference.
I'm not too sure where to go from here. I've done a lot of reading on HIT, but it's still not clear. You've got Mentzer and DC training just to name a few.
I thought I had everything figured out when I was doing high volume, but now I'm just confused and frustrated.
Oh and my stats are...
Bench: 1rpm 275lbs(haven't tested this in 2months)
Squat: I've never tried a 1rpm cuz of a bad back, but I can do 265x2 a the end of my squat set
Deadlifts: Same as back. 245x2 at the end of my set routine above.