[quote]Professor X wrote:
All we see now from IFBB Pro’s is them training with ridiculous volume/intensity/frequency such as 5x a week Morning AND Night, yet they STILL make gains. Now obviously this has something to do with the AAS they’re on and their genetics and it’d never work for somebody who is “average” in terms of bodybuilding genetics.
But surely the Pro’s used to train in a simple way just like the rest of us, before actually becoming Pro didn’t they? E.g. Did they ever use methods such as 5x5 or German Volume Training (10x10) etc? They can’t have ALWAYS trained the way they do now. For example, I just watched Branch Warren training and he didn’t even seem like he had a set routine, he just went into the gym & did a shit LOAD of exercises.
Most of the pro’s just do a 5 day split, something like:
legs,chest,back,shoulders,arms and train ONCE a day, not twice like you said.
They also have probably been doing that since very early on in their training career because it is very effective at putting on size, more so than this precious 5x5 & 10x10 shit, believe it or not.
Agreed. Most of these guys are not training twice a day unless they are dieting down, and then it is usually revolving around cardio sessions.
Branch’s routine may appear “chaotic” to a beginner simply because most don’t understand the ability to make a judgment call right on the spot. They think in terms of some set in stone number of reps and sets. A PROFESSIONAL ADVANCED bodybuilder is not reliant on what is written on paper. They’ve been doing it long enough to know right then when something needs to be changed.
I do find it funny that so many of you seem to believe they are training so wrong that it ONLY works because of drug use and genetics.
Let the brainwashing resume.[/quote]
If you have been in this game for a while, you know what exercises work what bodyparts, and you know which particularly suit you. You know roughly how many sets you need to nail a bodypart. You know it, and can feel it.
If you don’t, you haven’t been paying attention.