[quote]That One Guy wrote:
Now i know what i’m getting into here but what needs to be said, needs to be said. You need to focus on a little more isolation/assistance work if you aren’t gaining in the right places.
Blasphemy!!! Listen it’s not. The point of bodybuilding is to shape your body, and if you aren’t gaining muscle where you want then it takes common sense that you need to focus more attention on your lagging areas. I’m just saying that you are taking everything that you have been told as is and neglecting assistance "work.
I bet you have one of those Bench, Squat, Deadlift, Military Press, and that’s all routines. Now these are fine and dandy, but in order to “tailor” the muscle to go where you want then you need to go into more focus on the muscles. Hmmm, kinda like one of those split routine things you here people talking about.
Like it has been stated, compound moves are fine for mass,(for instance the squat) but the body doesn’t care that you just want massive quads, it just knows that a big weight is falling on you and it will use the best muscles possible to do the job, instead of the muscles you want to target. That is why isolation exercises should be a part of your workout routine.
At 6ft 1 and 185, I don’t think the OP is quite ready for this yet. His main need is overall mass.
To the OP. You may think your diet is spot on, but if you are gaining in the “wrong” places then this could be where your problem lies. Berardi’s approach is good, but not right for everyone. However, you MUST accept that some fat is going to come along with the muscle.
My recommendation would be to try one of the various low carb approaches on this site, eg anabolic diet, T-dawg 2.0. Experiment and find what works for YOU.