If the reason of program is to make you fatigued then I would agree this is a good way to do it. There are many ways to get strong, but crushing yourself with multiple compound lifts per session with double digit reps across multiple sets is not going to work for long. When focusing on improving performance, the key is to manipulate the volume and intensity while managing fatigue, not increasing it. Pushing Fatigue all the time just builds more fatigue, not strength. Yes, there are times when pushing lots of volume is needed, but it isn’t an ongoing strategy. If you are looking to improve performance, there has to be a plan in place to peel back the volume, reduce fatigue, while focusing on practicing improved performance. The question you have to ask yourself is do you want to get stronger or do you just want to feel tired after your training?
This same philosophy transfers over to endurance athletes, which another article I will release soon. Many athletes just keep adding miles or more intervals to their training rather than focusing on recovery or organizing their program more effectively. Most times when it comes to improving performance the mantra is, LESS IS MORE.
WHAT IS THE SOLUTION?
In terms of strength training you would be surprised as to the simplicity that is involved with becoming stronger. Notice, I didn’t say easy, but simple. In reality an effective strength program can be as simple as showing up 3-4 days per week, focusing on 3-4 exercises per training session. I did a video on optimal reps and strength you can view here. Though 5×5’s aren’t the answer for every situation, there is a reason that it is popular. If done with the correct weight progressions, there is a lot of strength to be gained with 25 effective reps or less.