I’m going to be starting Chad Waterbury’s Anti-Bodybuilding Hypertrophy program next Monday, on a Mon/Tue/Thur/Fri type split.
I have a few problems with the routine he posted, though. I know we can substitute our own exercises, and for the most part, I don’t need to. But, I can’t DO front squats b/c a) I’m uncoordinated, and b) the one time I’ve tried them, not only can I manage very small weight, but it HURTS A LOT! (my shoulders, not my legs)
So, what can I substitute for front squats? Would back squats be good (going down to parallel)? Also, instead of the hanging pike, how about weighted machine crunches (which would give me enough resistance to make it difficult)?
Also, when it says to use a pronated grip for barbell curls, that means I’d be gripping the bar underhanded, right?
Lastly, I’m not sure I will be able to do the leg day in giant sets… maybe supersets, but not giant sets… I’ll try my best to, though. IF I am unable to perform giant sets, what would you guys reccomend?
I’m going to be incorporating direct arm work into the program, since all I do is sit on my behind and eat protein all day, and sleep 8+ hours a night,and am 16 years old so my body is raging with hormones which are ACHING for stimulus. Plus, by the time I drive to the gym and back, if I didn’t spend 45mins doing the workout, I might feel cheated.
Thanks for the advice!