I suggest it because I think it is a way better way to train for non-chemically enhanced bodybuilders. Not too many people get to the size+leaness I have got to in like 2 years of training.[/quote]
In you hub you state you are an inch shorter and roughly 20lbs lighter than what you stated above. This leads me to ask how old are you? I would also like to know what you are basing your statement that full body is the better way to train for non-chemically enhanced bodybuilders.
True, I should update my hub. I am 21 actually.
I base this on the fact that when it comes to natural lifting, the body obsiouly can’t recouperate as quickly. Thus, studies have shown more frequent yet less intense stimulus is more advantageous for increasing lean mass and maintaining leanness. The thing is, no matter what you do in the gym, your muscles will recover in 48 hours at the most. The problem is that when you do 24 sets of chest in one workout and go to failuare on 12 of them, you cause way more othr problems - inflammation, damage to neural connections etc etc that wayyyy longer to recover from. This is why lots of people can only bench once a week or even less.
So, if you go in and train for example, legs 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 tiems week, you obviously don’t do as much volume and avoid failure, but then you have the opportunity to stimulate the muscles more frequently without having to wait days and weeks to recover from things like inflammation. For example you could do something like:
Monday: squat 80% 5x3
Tuesday: front squat: 70% 5x5
Thursday: deadlift 80% 5x3
Saturday: squat 75% 4x4
or something similar. I am a powerlifter personally so I will do:
Squat: monday AM, monday PM, Friday
Deadlift/variation: wednesday AM, Wednesday PM, saturday