Can CT’s new article, with respect to structial lifting as well as functional be geared towards a beginner?
Probably, but know that the best advice you’ll never follow as a beginner is “get yo ass to the gym (and watch what you eat)”. Consistency is the key, and lack of it is the reason I’m not hyoooge today.
As I mentionned in the article, a beginner do not need to use as much weights as an intermediate or advanced lifters to get good gains.
“As a rule of the thumb, advanced lifters will get more hypertrophy gains from sets of 5-7 reps, intermediate lifters from sets of 8-10 reps, and beginners from sets of 10-12 reps.”