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  • Double progression. Increase reps say 6 to 8 then...

    Double progression. Increase reps say 6 to 8 then add weight and go back to 6
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    Yeah terminology. Drop sets usually seem to mean...

    Yeah terminology. Drop sets usually seem to mean go to failure, remove some weight and keep going. At least in my reading. That's what I think even I hear drop sets at least
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    4 vs 8. Or ideally the same weight for 4 then 6....

    4 vs 8. Or ideally the same weight for 4 then 6. Then increase it
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    What are your lifts? I doubt your intermediate...

    What are your lifts? I doubt your intermediate after 1 year, at 15. Especially if you've been winging it.

    Yes, it's a decent method of periodization.

    No don't replace leg day with another upper...
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    He doesn't need a surplus. Dude is at >30% bf ...

    He doesn't need a surplus. Dude is at >30% bf

    Eat at maintenance, or a slight deficit. I wish I would have saved the link wolfrose gave me, but that whole caloric surplus thing isn't relevant...
  • Hardgainer = anorexic I always thought I was...

    Hardgainer = anorexic

    I always thought I was a so called hard gainer. Until I decided I was gonna get bigger. Turns out I just have the appetite of a pigeon. When I forced myself to eat 3000...
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    Ironically, I can tricep pushdown more than I...

    Ironically, I can tricep pushdown more than I bench, for more reps. Like significantly more. But my arms don't seem to be my strong point. And no, I don't turn them into close grip dips
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    No. You can do legs. Literally anything upper...

    No. You can do legs. Literally anything upper body(unless you count abs I guess) is gonna involve your shoulder. Curls can even aggravate it. You need to fix the issue so you can use your shoulder...
  • The wall was for your feet on the pushups. ...

    The wall was for your feet on the pushups.

    Yeah, you would need a bar. Get one that hangs on your doorframe, they're only around 20 dollars, and not actually attached. Or you could do inverted...
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    You can deload curls too. Are your rows/...

    You can deload curls too. Are your rows/ pulldowns progressing? You aren't gonna be lifting more weight on curls if you properly worked your biceps on the pulls they will be thoroughly fatigued...
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    I've gained 15 or so pounds(I dont remember...

    I've gained 15 or so pounds(I dont remember exactly where I started) in the last 4 months, with no noticeable change in body fat.
  • I don't wanna be a hairy gay man. But I would...

    I don't wanna be a hairy gay man. But I would prefer the second physique. Bonus that it's gonna be a lot easier to maintain.

    Dude looks healthier. It's not normal to be such low bodyfat
  • Chinups and handstand pushups? Use a wall of...

    Chinups and handstand pushups? Use a wall of course so you don't fall and die
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    But, he's not incorrect. Maybe a little offensive...

    But, he's not incorrect. Maybe a little offensive in his description of the judges(perhaps a bit butthurt?l but not incorrect. It's a beauty contest not a sport. It just so happens it requires...
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    Splitting those 12 sets to multiple days is...

    Splitting those 12 sets to multiple days is better yes.

    This means you get more quality sets/ higher intensity. And a higher adaptation/ stress ratio.

    And yes you definitely want more than 70...
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    If you were boxing, you probably had a fair...

    If you were boxing, you probably had a fair amount of muscle. Yes? That being the case, and assuming you followed the recommendation to start light... you probably aren't building any muscle yet....
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    I couldn't deadlift starting with the bar. It...

    I couldn't deadlift starting with the bar. It wasn't until my RDL was at like 120 that I could make a regular deadlift happen. Maybe I'm just stupid, but I couldn't get the movement right, I needed...
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    Generally, injury = sharp pain. Sore = dull,...

    Generally, injury = sharp pain. Sore = dull, aching

    It may not be innate so idk about this part, but sore from a good workout generally feels "good" and causes little issue with function as...
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    You dug up a 4 year old thread... I just got...

    You dug up a 4 year old thread...

    I just got through reading the book, so I may be a bit biased. But 5x5/3/1 fits the bill. I will be giving that a go in a couple weeks
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    You are gonna have a hard time building muscle/...

    You are gonna have a hard time building muscle/ strength without gaining fat too. Worry about that later, after you've built a good amount of muscle. You gotta remember that this is a long game. It's...
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