Has your thinking or feelings about the advice presented in the “Best Damn Program for Natties” changed at all in the last few years especially with many coaches like Mike Israetel advocating much higher volumes, frequency and less perceived exertion (concepts like Reps in Reserve) as one of the main drivers of progress for hypertrophy?
I found that using the program, I fizzled out VERY quickly, even when I used drugs. 2-3 weeks and my CNS was wrecked or I’d invariably get injured. However, I found that my strength did increase very quickly on the program, which makes me believe there’s something to it.
For people like me who burn out quick, do you suggest just stopping the weights shy of failure and avoid the drop sets, myo reps, intensity extenders? Or maybe leaving them to just the last week before a deload?
And has your thinking evolved where you would change or advocate anything different for the program?
Thanks as always! You’ve always been the coach I’ve trust the most.