About me: Just finished my last season of CFB. I was a pretty big guy, I played my last season at 309 6’4". Unfortunately NFL isn’t in my cards, so I’m looking to cut down and just be a pgmf. Since college I’ve been lifting PL style; I’ve been learning the Westside style at one of the greatest gyms for about 4 years, but now is time to shift gears and the westside DE/ME style I feel is the way to get strong, but not the way to get as big and cut as possible. I have been rotating between the Westside Conjugate Method and a Progressive Overload hodgepodge (not so much my choice.)
I’ve been lifting for 10 years or so, but I never in my time lifted just for beach muscles and shit. I’ve been lifting about 10 years and know a fair few routines, just admittedly not much on the “BB” side of things. Always gone primarily for functional strength and power.
Right now I’m focusing on cutting off my football fat (around about 260 and definitely a shitload skinnier.) TBF I haven’t really lifted hard since week 7 or 9 of the season…only cardio and some half ass lifts since. I had definitely burned out on lifting for a bit after like 8 years straight, but now I’m ready to get it again
I want to move into something PURE HYPERTROPHY, so I seek advice on that. Been on a 4 day split as long as I can remember, but definitely open to a 3; I am definitely a very hard gainer.
I have looked into :
Doggcrapp (looks AWESOME)
GVT (unsure about very high volume, but may be what I need after years of low volume)
5x5 (seems to have more focus on strength, not as much purely for hypertrophy?)
Very open to other suggestions!!
For reference, my peak numbers (raw) were something like:
bodyweight 309 lb
pull: not totally sure, but definitely in the high 6 or low 700s.
I have very long arms and limbs, and a naturally skinnnny frame. always sucked at bench =/
GOAL: No longer give a damn AT ALL about strength, just want to put on muscle size!
Probably all over the place, but thank you for the advice, especially from anyone that has done this transition yourself. It is a very thing to make this change over.