Ya I figured the same but like I was saying I have been here reading for months trying to figure out a program to put together. I have read so much that I am on overload, notes everywhere and crap...lol. I meant a couple things when I said I wasnt lifting the right way. I should have phrased it differently like maybe I wasnt training properly.
I went to the gym and banged out weights with no sense of a "scientific" plan of action. If I had a routine I wouldnt stick to it long enough(even if I did the rouine was prob. a dead end anyway) and when I did I would burn out do to me "seeking fatigue". I basically trained like a bodybuilder.
You know Body part splits, soar for days and days, etc...etc. Reality was that I was completly confused on what to do. I had my lean,ripped abs...weak days. I have had my bulked up 400pd bench days, but in the end it was all by luck with no plan of action and some strecth marks along the way, although the one thing I always am proud of is I never resorted to taking juice when everyone around me did and still does.
Right now I am basicslly starting from scratch. So I want to do it right ya know. I found this website with all the excellent knowledge that I wish I new five years ago. Now I am just trying to put it together. If muscle memeory is something that really exists then maybe it wasnt all for nothing because as of right now I am a total beginner again with no strength or muscle.
I thought that since we arent going for failure that I could start out with a set/rep volume of 24 8x3 and 3x8 and move up every four weeks by 5 or 6. Week 2 would be sets/reps volume of 30 3x10 and 10x3. Until the 5 month were I reached a sets/rep volume of 50 5x10 and 10x5. So I would be in the 24-50 sets/reps range for hypertrophy.
Chad states that 24-36 is for fatloss but me being a beginner again and my body is so new that I think the fat loss parameters would be perfect for someone just getting back into it and then moving up over a couple months with all compound exercises and half body workouts just as BBB suggests.
In the end I know that these numbers are not set in stone but there a good guide to go by for me so that I dont overtrain. Of course my loading would be 70-80% of 1rm the whole way through. Ya K-narf if you look at my even longer post in chads "locker room" I posted my exercise there, but thanks for commenting on my post. I appreciate it.