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    Originally Posted by AndyMac499 View Post
    If have nothing to prove to anyone.
    Pictures are nothing about proving anything to anyone. They are about assessing your level of progress and development. Most people who say they are 15% are really 25.

    If you have a hard time taking critical advice, then you really dont want to progress. Drop the pride. People are not mocking you. As far as I can see, the responses are meant to help I have much better things to do than e-fight with people.

    As straight as I can put it, you belong on a good beginner program, like Starting strength or Bill Star (there are other good ones). I stayed on my 'beginner' program for 3 years coming back. When I stopped, I had a 400+lb bench, and 600 lb deadlift and 500+lb squat. Dont get hung up on "beginner". Think Fundamentals. You never grow out of them.

    Good luck man.....KISS. You are WAY overcomplicating things. 3-4 days a week max on a good solid program. Learn how to eat for your goals. Then just let time and consistency do it's thing.
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    Originally Posted by induced_drag View Post
    Pictures are nothing about proving anything to anyone. They are about assessing your level of progress and development. Most people who say they are 15% are really 25.

    If you have a hard time taking critical advice, then you really dont want to progress. Drop the pride. People are not mocking you. As far as I can see, the responses are meant to help I have much better things to do than e-fight with people.

    As straight as I can put it, you belong on a good beginner program, like Starting strength or Bill Star (there are other good ones). I stayed on my 'beginner' program for 3 years coming back. When I stopped, I had a 400+lb bench, and 600 lb deadlift and 500+lb squat. Dont get hung up on "beginner". Think Fundamentals. You never grow out of them.

    Good luck man.....KISS. You are WAY overcomplicating things. 3-4 days a week max on a good solid program. Learn how to eat for your goals. Then just let time and consistency do it's thing.
    Ok, thanks. I suppose I still have a long way to go.
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    Originally Posted by AndyMac499 View Post
    So yes, if the above numbers don't suite you, and you consider me a novice, so be it. Maybe you're right.
    Using the lawn care forum as an analogy, if it got a regular influx of posters insisting on breeding new varieties of grasses suitable for their particular plot of land or inventing a new lawnmower while disregarding or misunderstanding many advances that have already occurred, I'd wager the professionals would be a little cranky in their replies.

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    I can tell time. Time cannot tell me.

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    Ok guys and gals, this thread has been quite the adventure, but after much thinking I've decided to completely change my approach, ditch my Intensity Factor and finally give frequency training a try. I know I've received a lot of attention to this point, but maybe this crazy thread will help others struggling with the things I have.

    I am a natural lifter (no really I am lol), but I do supplement with creatine, betaine and beta alanine in my PWO. A couple years ago I came across the article on T Nation called The Best D*mn Workout Plant For Natural Lifters. It was very intriguing, and I almost went for it, but I was still loving my "modified bro split" way of lifting, so I didn't bite. So, I would like to get you all's opinion on the program, and I've pasted a new example workout that I'm contemplating. Basically it's a modified version of the program in the article, with a Push/Pull scheme, 3X a week. Doing a single exercise for a given muscle group may drive me nuts at first, but I'm willing to give this a try. Yes, I really like reverse pyramid training, because I've always liked the idea of hitting all muscle fiber types, and this has been well documented.

    The Pull version of the attached workout of course would be Hams, Back and Bis, again with a set each for Calves, Abs and Forearms. I'll still keep in mind how taxing the exercises are on my CNS somehow, but I guess I'll just have to go on feel.

    Please let me know what you all think. I wouldn't mind doing this for a few weeks and posting a new thread with my numbers and progress.

    Thanks.


    P.S.

    In case I wasn't clear, here's an example of the week:

    Monday - Push 1A
    Tuesday - Pull 1A
    Wednesday - Push 2A
    Thursday - Pull 2A
    Friday - Push 3A
    Saturday - Pull 3A
    Sunday - Off/Yoga

    Then every 4 weeks, I switch to "B" Push/Pull workouts. I don't think there would be a need for a "C", I'd just go back to "A" (?)
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