This dovetails slightly with one of my other questions regarding muscle glycogen, so apologies for any overlaps.
I'm a 21yr old, ex-competitive rugby player that has currently been on the Stronglifts 5x5 for close to 3 months. I'm getting bored, though. I've also started to hit plateaus, which I've self diagnosed as a by-product of going paleo and HIIT 3 time a week. So I want to start a new cycle - or better yet, break the cycle completely.
I like the idea of The Primal Blueprint's recommendations, but under the title "Lift heavy things" I'm a little hazy. For people not on a set plan, how do you dream up exactly what to do? Varying volume, weight, and functionality is what I want to do, but this is far too free-form for someone used to doing exactly as my coaches tell me to.
Thanks to the 5x5, I think I'm the strongest I've ever been in my life, and my idea of a good workout is puke-inducing, so suggestions for killer workouts should not be held back. Without having done Crossfit before, I think that I'd like something along that ideology given the constraint that I'm in Norway without access to a Crossfit gym. The aim is to get as close to "fighting fit" as I can - functional strength close to rugby or martial arts.