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    Lyle McDonald's Generic Bulking Routine

    Hi all,

    I was wondering if Lyle McDonald's Generic Bulking routine would be appropriate for someone with my experience. My main goal is to bulk up. Here are my current 5 rep maxes for four lifts:

    bench: 155 lbs
    squat: 170 lbs
    shoulder press: 105 lbs
    dead lift: 250 lbs

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    I tried it and hated it mainly due to lack of energy on upperbody days. All my lifts went to **** because i felt so wasted. Everybody's body is different though so maybe you can handle working out multiple larger groups in a workout. SS might be a more appropriate program IMO but try out Lyle's routine if you want to!
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    Originally Posted by BulkingForever View Post
    I tried it and hated it mainly due to lack of energy on upperbody days. All my lifts went to **** because i felt so wasted. Everybody's body is different though so maybe you can handle working out multiple larger groups in a workout. SS might be a more appropriate program IMO but try out Lyle's routine if you want to!
    Thanks for the response. I read that this routine is generally geared towards intermediate lifters, and I don't think I've gotten to that point yet. I'll stick with SS until my lifts stall. The only thing I dislike about SS is the focus on solely strength. While this is probably beneficial for a novice, I sort of want to go for aesthetics rather than pure strength.
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    Originally Posted by Asparagoose View Post
    Thanks for the response. I read that this routine is generally geared towards intermediate lifters, and I don't think I've gotten to that point yet. I'll stick with SS until my lifts stall. The only thing I dislike about SS is the focus on solely strength. While this is probably beneficial for a novice, I sort of want to go for aesthetics rather than pure strength.
    No problem. I have a very experienced year under my belt so let me know if you have any other questions bro. What you read is correct. With strength (in the broadest sense) comes size though. You do not need a strength foundation for aesthetics but such a foundation will certainly help you reach your goal quicker.
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