Hi CT, here’s my situation: I’ve just complete both phase of the German Volume Training; 6 weeks 10X10, 4 weeks of a transition program and 6 weeks of 10X6. In fact, I only did 5 weeks of the second phase, next week was suppose to be the last but I do not feel right. I had some gains throughout the program but I feel that I’m not able to adapt any further. Recently I starded to had some ‘‘overtraining’’ symptoms; less energy, mood swing, inflammation, soreness, a significant drop in libido, depresive state and weight loss.
So I will take the next week completely off to recover from that. My problem is that I don’t know what to do after that week, it would make sense to do an intensification phase with a lower volume (like the5% solution from Charles Poliquin) but I wanted to do some specialisation phase this fall (like the HSS-100 or I,Bodybuilder).
In the specialisation phase that I planned to do this fall the volume is quite high but the meat of the program is in the functional-hypertrophy range (6-8reps) so I tought maybe it’s isn’t that bad if I choose that path after my week off. I’m pretty confuse with all this and I was curious to know what you think about all this.
Thank you to enlighten me !