So if you wannabe a bodybuilder then train all your muscle groups from day 1. Learn the mind-muscle connection, get stronger on every lift you do, and eat for your goals.
I fixed your statement to be accurate.
You don’t have to do a split, you don’t have to do TBT, there is no set rule on how many days a week you train, etc.
This isn’t a black and white situation. There are so many shades of grey. A trainee has to: a) not quit, which is unlikely and b) learn what works.
You can “build your foundation of strength” on a 4 way just as well as on SL or SS. You can squat 17,000 a week on a 4 way also. There are no rules, well unless you are trying to sell books, and then there are a shit ton of rules.
95% of people will quite before year 3. Out of the 5% left, most of them will have not made any progress outside of newb gains irrelevant of program selection, they are pussies. So that leave 2.5%… That 2.5% is going to make progress even if they have to crawl through a fire pit and sleep on a bed of nails, because they want it that bad.[/quote]
…which is why he is asking all these questions…he wants to look like he wants it that bad. Someone who actually wanted it that bad would see more value in the action.
I don’t need to be worried about Bulgarian Olympic lifters or how one personal trainer thinks everyone should ignore arms for years.
Most of the people who have made the most progress act the LEAST like people on this forum as far as this is concerned. Your internet journal knowledge is useless if you can’t grasp that the key to progress is not always in the smaller details when it comes to weight lifting.
It is often in the bigger ones…the ones like consistency and the ability to actually know when you are giving everything you have, or when you are just going through the motions.
I will flat out say it makes very little sense at all to start a newb off on some completely different strategy than what works to build the biggest and strongest muscles.
Acting like I needed to do some brand routine right out the gate as if I need to work up to using a split routine is retarded…unless you are so weak you don’t have the genetics for this in the first place.
It sells books.
Let me know when it sells “huge”…because as of yet I am unimpressed with the “knowledge” on this forum.