I am trying to employ CT's protocols for max performance and hypertrophy in the hopes of eventually becoming a competitive natural bodybuilder. CT's stuff is proven and his principles seem logical. The only problem is every time I think I have nailed it I sit down and watch the next training lab video and feel like I am royally screwing up. I hope anyone will post here who is having some difficulty properly implementing these training protocols!
Day 1 I performed upper body pressing primary emphaisis with secondary lower body emphasis. I activated with plyo push ups. I ramped up with military press then Incline Bench then flat Bench using prescribed ramp protocols and tested MTW for 3 reps. I alternated most pressing sets with sets of rhomboid,trap and rear delt work. Then for my lower body emphasis i performed the back squat with the week one ramping protocol after activating with the power snatch. Day 2 was exactly the same as day one except I used different assistance exercises and rapmed the conventional deadlift instead of the squat. Day two also change activation excercises. Day 3 I did activation circuit using the bench press, Jump squat and BB row followed by two lat movements (pulldown and cable row) and two bicep movements (preacher curl and alt hammer curl)
Problem: I am not sure at all if this is the correct use of the protocol, also the doms in my legs made walking like torture for days and I am dreading tomorrows lower body pressing day when I was planning to squat and deadlift two days in a row. CT am I getting the gist of the protocol or am I way off base? Are these DOMS unavoidable? Should I be working in strength training circuits like from the most recent video? Thanks in advance.