[quote]Professor X wrote:
I have no thoughts on this specific workout because I KNOW that Waterbury hates bodybuilding…so I know I wouldn’t listen to him for the best advice on getting swole.
As far as training twice a day, I think this is a bad idea for a newb, not so bad for someone intermediate, and it worked for me when losing body fat and working on condition.
Only training like that three days a week isn’t something I would recommend either for a newb. Newbs recover faster. i think most newbs need to be in the gym at least 5 days a week for optimal progress unless having some real problem with recovery.[/quote]
wouldnt that be more determined by total volume, frequency and intensity. as opposed to simply how many days a week a newb trains?[/quote]
Yep. Lotta variables aside from just frequency. Look at high school athletes training 5-6 days a week, and despite not even focusing on hypertrophy, still packing on noticeable muscle mass despite the considerable volume.
Should a beginner trainer be doing frequent 1-2 hours sessions every week, let alone multiple times a day? I feel fairly confident saying it’d be a bad idea. However, 30-45 min sessions, with considerable frequency may work for some people.
I will also note that I’m not especially knowledgeable about Chad’s programs, although I’m of the impression that the majority of his clients are not bodybuilders, and as such he may not tailor his programs as such. Still, it’s be a pretty ridiculous statement that a guy who has built a considerable reputation as a trainer wouldn’t have decent ideas to pack on lean muscle.