I agree with these principles.
Except, for longevity purposes this wouldn't be ideal imo. Your joints will be severely stressed into your 40s/50s(genetics depending) if lifting that heavy and intensely while you're young. Plus running the risk of injury in the mean time.
Thoughts? Do any older guys still train like this and not experience issues?
Obviously I'm not trying to be a IFBB pro so destroying my body isn't ideal. I want to incorporate maximum intensity to the extent I will be able to do this for a long time.
Just read through this thread (before noticing the OP was from 2002!) and was pondering the same sorts of things as regardings intensity and longivity as I prefer low volume routines.
There's quite a few older trainers that still train intensely with (comparitively) low volume. As per DCs recommendations, I think that the key may be training with higher rep ranges. Also important to monitor recovery, do maybe more days off or frequent "deloads".