Could not agree more. I think his concepts are way overrated and his physique is something I would not aspire to look like.
He also clubs baby seals and puts out cigarettes on little orphans.
Look, if the OP [quote]put on a bunch of fat,[/quote]and [quote]didn’t really get much stronger[/quote] after a YEAR of lifting - that is HIS fault for beating his head into a wall month after month after month and expecting a different result (seriously…a full year?)
He says he [quote]read a shitload[/quote], thought he [quote]knew everything[/quote], yet the ONLY principles he decided to apply were those from CW.
It’s not as if this site (and his gym, perhaps) doesn’t have a load of experienced lifters whom he could have consulted on his lack of progress. You know, instead of waiting a full year putting on fat and gaining little strength. It is HIS fault that he ignored all the resources he had at his disposal and, instead, [quote]worshipped Chad Waterbury as a god[/quote].
The OP even states that he [quote]trained like a pussy[/quote] and [quote]ate retardedly[/quote]. Apparently his “reading a shitload” didn’t cover basic dietary advice or how to lift with sack and heart.
Fact is, he would have made shit progress no matter what his routine was and no matter what particular author he decided to listen to, because he really didn’t put in the legwork necessary (either in the books or under the iron) to achieve anything noteworthy.
The problem isn’t that routines today are too complicated and that information is too plentiful. The problem is that he threw out his ability to think critically in order to find a magic solution and a guru.
If this post sounds a little hurried, then I apologize. I’m just shaking my head at the prospect of this thread turning into a “split vs. full body” or “the Forum Vets vs. Chad” debate. This shit was done to death a year (or so) ago.
Now, this is not to say that the 3 Principles he listed aren’t good - they are. It’s just that the whole background story he gave about failing on a CW routine was unnecessary because the fault is his, and his alone, and some are gonna take it that he is blaming Chad (this is already happening) and overlook the big picture, here.