Time for a Deload, then another month of volume, followed by an intensity block, leading to this years first peak (circa. start of April).
I've looked back through my log, which nicely maps out the last 30 days of training. Calculating the total volume of the main moves only (and any derivatives, i.e. deficits, pause squats, cgbp) shows I did a total of 214,000 lbs of volume. For this next volume cycle, I'll aim to increase the average intensity (last cycle hovered around 65-75% for the most part, this cycle I'll be fluctuating between 75-85% for squat and bench, and 70-80% for deadlift) and increase the overall volume by approx. 6%, to circa. 227k lbs
Overall, that looks something like;
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The idea is to start with pretty manageable volume, manipulate it in-week, and build up to a point at the end of the four weeks where I can't sustain that volume any longer. Followed by a Deload, and a four week peak.
I'm considering which assistance to include - To be honest I think the volume is sufficiently high that I don't need much assistance in there, but some hypertrophy on the arms, lats, rear delts and a little cardio/core work wouldn't go amiss.