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HTH or SDH?

Hey.
I’m about to bulk up and two programs came to my interest. This might turn out to be a silly question as HTH is pretty popular around here but to me it just seems very contradictory from what I’m used to. I presume many of you have tried both and gained with stripped down hypertrophy as well.

So my question is: Which programme did you guys gain most muscle with?

? What does SDH even mean. Not that it matters. The program you choose doesn’t matter in the short run or the long run. Just get in the gym, double your strength and take care of your injuries. Pick one. And do it.

stripped down hypertrophy - http://www.tmuscle.com/article/most_recent/stripped_down_hypertrophy&cr=

Isn’t it kind of harsh to say it doesn’t matter at all?

[quote]Donni wrote:
stripped down hypertrophy - http://www.tmuscle.com/article/most_recent/stripped_down_hypertrophy&cr=

Isn’t it kind of harsh to say it doesn’t matter at all?[/quote]

I suppose it depends on what you define “matters” as. They’re just different ways to structure your workouts, when you get down to it. I mean think about it man. Really look at it, that’s all it is. If you could clone yourself right now, and one of you followed one workout and the other you followed the other, as long as you got a lot stronger and ate enough, you’d both still be bigger. It’s not like one of you will be dramatically larger than the other, if food intake and relative strength increases are accounted for.

Besides individual preference, (either because you just like one better than the other, or one fits your recovery rate better, or one hits certain muscle groups with a frequency that you’ve PERSONALLY found to be better than other frequencies) it doesn’t REALLY matter.

As the name “BULKING” implies, it has much more to do it eating a lot than anything.
Your training does not need to change at all. Just use a good body part split and eat a shit ton.