The Glenn Pendlay Secret article is ABSOLUTELY shocking, natural bbuilders take note!!!
I owe my best gains to the superior training advice and programs here on TNATION without a doubt. Pendlay challenges natural bbuilders(iv been natural for ten years now anyway haa) to break away from the individual bodypart splits and once a week frequency that is so common today into a bigger workout that involves working more muscle per session.
He talks about the increases in anabolic hormone output his program produces by combining big movements like squats into pressing days and working more of your body at once.Wel hes fuckinA right it does,I changed my split into what he reccomends with the press,squat two days a week and various pulling and deadlifting on the other two days with a lil extra concentrics and oommffg.
5 weeks later im 9 pounds heavier, all lifts up, and noticeably leaner at 37 yrs old and natural but feelin like im assisted again llol!! Absolutely worth the work if u wana do it!!![/quote]
I’m very glad to see someone as happy and making progress as you are. Seriously!
However, at 37 and unassisted, you didn’t gain nine pounds of muscle in 5 weeks.
It’s good to change things up here and there, even if one is a hardcore bodybuilder, even one who competes, to get some novelty, a change in stimulus, or just to have some damn fun. But I don’t see how such routines are optimal for long periods of time for the hardcore bodybuilders as there are inherent flaws regarding bodybuilding aims in that they allow for little specialization of each bodypart, stuff trained towards the end doesn’t get a fair shake, and there is little room for enough volume per bodypart else someone likes spending three hours in a gym each time (if they can even make it through a workout that length).
Not every bodybuilder trains stuff once per week.
Not every bodybuilder trains one muscle group at a shot. Most train two or three at a session.
99% of elite bodybuilders use splits.
Changes in hormone levels from exercise are transient and insignificant.