Originally Posted by Crat
Yeah, unlike sheiko smolov isn't meant to be used ad infinitum. Doubt I'd do more than 2-3 cycles a year. Too much for now though as I'm cutting. What got me curious about theNorwegian was dividing the same weekly workload over more trainings.
Yes, I think there's a lot of merit to training more often, especially when the you train for a very specific skill or movement, just like the powerlifts.
What I'd do if I were you, is to either start on of the standardized Norwegian templates I linked above and split them over more days. They're all 3 days a week, but very long sessions (I did one of the programs and a session usually lasted me 2.5 hours), so splitting them in half could work well.
One of them is called "training program for intermediates", and its pretty damn close to what I'm gonna be doing (supersets, dropsets, high volume, etc) but only 3 days a week. Splitting those sessions in half will result in a program close to mine.
If you cant be bothered with the translation and all the fuss, I'd just do some Sheiko cycles that are appropriate for your level in the Russian Classification Chart. You could also split those workouts over more days, as the volume per session is very high. Add some more accessory work for your lats, upper back, abs, lower back, some prehab and you're set.