Originally Posted by sk golf
Trying to keep it simple, if it comes to a point where I can't add plates I may add a "few" isolations". when you were power lifting, what would another workout look like?
The guy who ran our team, our coach, kept things very simple. We lifted three days/week, with each workout based around the comp. lifts: bench, squat, DL. The main lift would be 6 week cycles of prog. overload using board presses and full range of motion bench, box and regular squats, and rack and regular DLs. For bench, we would then do some type of heavy top range of motion, like bench off pins, and we also did tons of tricep high rep stuff. We lifted in single ply bench shirts, so it was important for locking out purposes.
The other two days would be the main lift, plus accessory work. Sets of 8-10 reps on things like reverse hyperextensions, good mornings, heavy 45 deg. back raises, pull throughs, etc. We'd often have something like farmers walks or tire flips as well, and then very high rep upper back/trap work on DL day. Never really did more than 12-14 sets total for the whole workout, but always kept getting strong.
Keeping it simple never goes wrong. I am a big fan of Jim Wendler's 5/3/1 program for when I just don't want to get to complicated with my training....highly recommend that for a good, simple workout, with tons of flexibility thrown in depending on your specific goals.