My post wasn't personally to U, it was just to OP because he complicate things to much. I agree with your post. But also remember this:
In The Men's Health Home Workout Bible, it is stated that one should not try to increase more than 10% per week as muscles can grow that fast, but supportive tissue can't. Thus, attempting more than 10% growth per week can really increase the chance of injury.
And I said that OP should fuck calculator numbers and increase as much as he can, so even more than 10% (He is beginner so he can). He will be afraid of the chance of injury and never go up with weights (that what I was thinking). Maybe someday he will read that he shouldn't increase more than 0,5% and what then? Lift heavy like shit, there is no other way.
And common men! Men's health is well known shit. Here are better articles, better threads and better everything. OP should read THAT stuff first, why even search stupid things on men's health? He waste time! Readers wanna hear that they don't need to go up with weights, because it's easier for them, so authors wrote shit like that. This is Men's health tactic for pussys.
So VealChop it was nothing personal, simple misunderstood. I agree with your first post, but I need to defend my opinion in second. That's all.
Absolutely, as a beginner, a trainee might make phenomenal gains, in fact he SHOULD be making phenomenal gains, and taking advantage of that time. If he is not making big gains, he is probsbly doing something wrong. And you are absolutely right, if he is holding back his gains for fear of injury, that would be slowing down his progress, unless of course, he stays injury free by doing so. Injuries will set you back much further than slow progress ever will. In my years of training, I have always left a little something in the tank for next time, and in so doing, have made consistent gains every week, and usually stayed injury free over 25 years. That keeps training interesting, fun, and consistent!!! which is important too.
Dont hold back your gains if your body is telling you it is ready to go for more, but also, be smart, and you will be training for decades!
Mens Health is garbage, the sooner people know that the better, which is why we should be doing better to answer their questions here, rather than tell them to go back there looking for answers. Once people find sites like this one, they figure out how much bad information they have been getting elsewhere.