How good is I,BB really? Are the gains super-human, unlike anything ever seen before?![/quote]
Yes, It’s good.
However, don’t expect to gain 15+ pounds doing this program. The people given as an example for these “super-human” gains are highly experienced individuals under the watchful eyes of coaches, doing the movements perfect and very strict on their supplementation and food intake.
And especially don’t expect to gain much if you’re new to the game. The ability to harness the explosive power of your muscle used in the workout requires a very good mind-muscle connection. That is something that can only be developed with time spend in the gym. Then there’s the form issue. Your form has to be impeccable and, especially if you’re training alone, you need to be able to realize when you’ve hit mechanical breakdown.
There’s also and ego thing. You have to hang your ego at the door if you’re doing this program. Those are some big ass dude’s doing those videos, and when I first watched them I was like “Fuck…I can work with those same weights those guys are using!” And I could. Or at least that was the case until I understood what “max force” and “mechanical breakdown” was. I restarted with a workout partner to make sure my form was perfect and my motion fluid. My working weight dropped a decent amount, but the got my ass-kicked feeling increased.
I would consider myself somewhere between intermediate/advanced as far as lifting goes and I’ve had good results using the programs so far. I’m only halfway through the second phase but I’m up 3lbs and have seen an increase in vascularity. The only complaint I have is my shins and knees are bruised as hell from all the deadlift variations. That’s it for my personal complaints. My lower back, however, has developed a mind of it’s own and has been cursing Thibs for the last 48 hours.