Look, It’s really simple:
If I get help, great. If not, then I’m not going to dwell/cry or pout.
The thing about the internet and forums in general is that you never know who you are talking to…and most people don’t know what they’re talking about nor have the practical experiential knowledge to back up their words (no offense to anyone intended, but it’s a fact).
People who offer advice with no avatars (or pics of models, cartoon characters, etc) don’t exactly inspire a great deal of confidence that they have actually put into practice what they “know,” which is why I chose to try a professional for my question.
Honestly, if I wanted a general consensus, then I would have posted in a public forum.
The initial reply I received lacked the in-depth knowledge I was seeking, and merely parroted what many people say (check out CW, watch your diet, etc). None of which had anything to do with my question…I know about diets and thus don’t need to be told about them.
I also stated I don’t want deadlifts, which full-body programs tend to have. I know CW’s stuff…used it in the past…lots. Heck, I bought his big book of workout programs. If I wanted his stuff, I would have chosen ABBH or something.
If, however, the post had something like “I hope CT will chime in on this, but seeing as you are asking him I think you’d like his program ‘X’ because…” then I’d have responded differently.
See, the entire reason for asking on this forum was to AVOID all that stuff.
Honestly, I’m too busy to search through all the programs/articles (and let me pre-empt the natural and correct “are you really too busy” question: I watch ZERO TV, play no games nor have time wasted. I work, take care and spend time with my family, study and practice my “second craft” and take care of normal day-to-day business).
As for my screen name: yeah it’s lame…I created it for this site some 11 years ago, when I was a different man. I wish I could change it, but don’t want to lose my “rank,” and all that…I’ve been with this site/company for quite some time, although some periods of time are less active than others.