I am the embodiment of the guy who has been on here for a while, and because of that thinks he knows everything and can write a better program for myself than any strength/bodybuilding coach who has ever walked the earth. Well I have finally come to the conclusion that I’m a fuck stick and should follow the advice of someone who really knows what theyâ??re talking about.
I like the layout of CT’s Beast Building (Parts 1 - 3) I think it would work well for someone at my stage, and I’m curious what results others have had with it.
I was between doing this and IBB without the Anaconda Protocol (because I am not made of money) and I figured this would be a good introduction to CT’s methods if I ever do decide to do IBB in the future.
I injured my back a few years ago though and heavy compressive loading does not go over well, do you think I would be able to get away with doing split squats, lunges and other variations? My primary goal with Beast Building would be to grow my upper body - lats, delts and pecs specifically while keeping my legs strong. Then once I have finished the program find a suitable leg specialization routine.
Is this reasonable or should I go back to square one?
I’m jumping right into the 3rd high volume phase… it’s very similar to the way I lift now… I’m going to start a new muscle building stack as well and hopefully after 6-8 weeks we’ll see some results so I can continue with the format.
What kinds of gains / changes in your body did you see? I had to stop after just finishing the first phase because I moved and haven’t been able to find a suitable gym to do it in or partner to work with. However, for me, after completing the first phase all I was left with was less muscle endurance and numbers that were either the same or had actually dropped.
Definitely giving Phase 1 a go after I finish competition season this November! When I have time I’ll read into phases two and three. I was leaning towards 5/3/1 previously, but that will have to wait!
My final contest is this weekend and I can’t wait to give this a try. I’ll probably take a week break and enjoy thanksgiving, and hit phase 1 hard come December. I’m planning on keeping a detailed log for the first time online, here on TN! I haven’t implemented doubles or tripes since high school, and it was certainly never a well-thought out program. I’ve also never used isometrics consistently, can’t wait to see how my body responds.
Brothers, I implore you – who is ready to begin beast building, any takers want to accompany me on this path to beastlyness? Let’s get brolic!
I did this and logged it. Basically my squat and deadlift went up, but it didnt do much for my bench. Mass-wise its hard to quantify how much I gained, but I did see an improvement in hardness/myogenic tone.
But then to be fgair, it was probably way too advice for me, at about 160 my lifts back then were 205/240/340 ish.