CT, thank you for all of your time and dedication. I mean, you work really hard and besides that I respect you as a coach because you’re always trying to innovate, (I like research, science stuff, so I like your work), so just having time to learn from you on a 1 to 1 conversation is a joy for me.
I’m open to every single question you think interesting to ask so you can dig a little bit deeper (you probably enjoy this, so a difficult case may be quite good for you, in fact I know it was difficult so that’s why I preferred to ask you directly as you’r the creator of this neurotyping).
Regarding physical contact I don’t hate it but is like I don’t always need/like it.
I mean, sometimes I need a hug, but not very frequently. And if someone I do not trust or know touches me or has a lot of contact it is a little weird for me.
I really like people and I think I’m a good friend and relative to my family, I genuitely care about them, but I’m not affective in a physical way.
It is kind of weird because both me and my sister are that way and our mother is just the complete opposite, so she’s always saying that we should be more affective lol.
Anyway, it is not like I’m scared about physical contact or something like that, I just do not feel the need to express my emotions that way.
In fact, I really care about family and friends, I’m recognized as “a great planner” and “one of the guys that reunites the whole family” but I’m just not an “affective by touch” guy.
In fact, I really like other ways of physical contact like massages, and I don’t mind if someone wants to hug me or touch me, but I just don’t feel the need to express my affection or myself in a physical way.
There is one guy that is asperger in my home university in my country (now I’m an exchange student in the US) and that guy is no way close to me. But he’s like 100% asperger. Doesn’t look at the eyes, doesn’t have any kind of understandings of situations, conversations and how to socialize… But It’s probable that I may have some % of asperger. I mean we both agree that anything is white or black, so I may be a kind of greyish.
Everything you say makes sense to me. In fact I was always torn between being 2B and 3, because all that planning stuff is really a big part of me. But regarding all of the other things it really makes me 2B.
Thanks again, I really appreciate your work and that’s why I’m always looking into your new stuff!!
In another note, what would you recommend me for training? Considering that I like heavy lifting, and compound movements (that’s why I dropped Best damn plan. I just messed up everything doing that big lifts with the special methods. Certainly not sustainable).
I came back to 5/3/1 a few weeks ago, because I figured out that it helps me to:
-have heavy barbell lifts
-establish PRs (reps) at moderate reps (because I have learned I’m not really built to run 3RM every week)
-Some kind of autorregulation, as the max amount for one day is fixed
-Some freedom in the assistance movement area. I’m doing some sets with more TUT, because I would like more mass.
Currently doing a template with twice per week deadlift, OHP, bench and Squat. 4day/week.
Last time I ran 5/3/1 I had good gains until I started to overdo (I was doing 5/3/1 sets, then ramp up to 5RM or 3RM, then heavier singles, just to finish with 5 sets of “volume work”… certainly some weeks in it finished me haha)
Your series of neurotyping really helped me to understand more about how to train, so won’t happen again.
Would you recommend a plan for mass in the future (with “heavy lifts” but at moderate reps) ?
Or some assistance work that may help me?
Thanks a lot again CT, and hope you don’t get bored reading all that much haha.