I am trying a new weight training technique and will document my progress here for those with interest. I took 1.5 weeks off weight training (vacation, really had no choice)
Look up the book if you want details but the skinny is this:
For each exercise you do 10 super slow, 10 seconds up 10 seconds down reps.
Then you do one set of high weight, the book recommends 1 maximum possible rep, I am doing what I can do 6-8 times.
Lastly, at a midpoint of the exercise for 10-20 seconds doing deep diaphragmatic breathing.
I am changing nothing but the workout method and so far have done torso day, tomorrow is leg and arm day. The workouts last about 45 min.
Full disclosure I heard about this on the Ben Greenfield podcast and thought why not? There is a pubmed article that points to this for getting some muscle mass gains.
The idea is to exhaust the slow twitch muscle fibre and then to start on the fast ones, this allows you to recruit more fast twitch. I think I will give this about a month and if it does nothing or causes strength/size losses I will move back to my old workout.