Originally Posted by speedy4500
I feel like this is pretty much how most weightlifters (olympic) train, myself included. Almost every single day I'm pressing, pulling, and using my legs. It can be super tough, but honestly I think if you want to get strong and jacked and you can learn to push through the rough times, frequent full body workouts will give some great results.
If you're not used to it, that sort of training will be absolutely brutal for a couple weeks/months. But eventually you'll be able to push big weight even if you "feel" fatigued. A lot of times on my third day straight of training, just loading the plates on the bar feels so damn heavy, but then when I get ready for a some reps, grip the bar, and set myself, my body gets into a different mode and just does what it needs to do.
Thanks for the input.
Its interesting you say it looks like weightlifting training. Like I said earlier, many Eastern European countries have their powerlifters train like this (high frequency, full body, mostly movements not muscle groups) as they're rooted in weghtlifting, while US powerlifting programs work muscle groups and split the movements over different days, since powerlifting there is rooted in bodybuilding culture.
Both work, of course, its just a slightly different approach.
Also, this "norwegian volume training" was developed by Norways national powerlifting coach Dietmar Wolf, who previously was Germany's national weightlifting coach.
The norwegian powerlifters used to train 3x a week but then he came along, and thought they could apply weightlifting principles to powerlifting. So he had them train 6x a week instead with squat, bench and deadlift every session. Turned out to be very effective and the result is that "Frequency Project" study.
So yeah, it def has similarities to weightlifting programs.
I'm decently accustomed to it, been running 3 fullbody + 1 upper a week for 8 weeks with success, but this is def one step more demanding.