[quote]Professor X wrote:
So I just started on Waterbury’s SOB Training after completing TBT and WM. Today was my first day so I’m doing 10x3, and I’m setting up to start deadlifting when one of the fitness instructors approaches me asking me about my goals, workout program etc.
When I tell him about my 10x3 routine I’m doing today he has a hard time not laughing at me in my face. We go on and on but he’s absolutely convinced there’s no other way to induce hypertrophy than going til muscle failure on exercises. I’m sticking with my 10x3 routine but he keeps blabbing that I won’t grow that way and it’s purely powerlifting style and I’ll end up a fat blob like all powerlifters.
Needless to say I disagree, yet I don’t have the science to back it up. Anyone wanna help me to teach this instructor a valuable lesson?
I personally don’t think that routine is that great for beginners. You don’t have much of a concept of truly heavy lifting or even consistency in the weight room. Hell, if you truly are a beginner, you don’t even know where your limits really are. Others may disagree, however, for beginners, I don’t see why you would take that route. That fitness trainer may not be completely wrong. Every training strategy isn’t for everyone.
I won’t even get into the fact that if you LOOK like someone who doesn’t know what they are doing, more people are inclined to give random advice.[/quote]
I would agree. Further, I was training two complete beginners. And both CT and CW advised me to keep them from lifting anything remotely approaching 1RM (10x3 was deemed to require too heavy a loading scheme) until they had been lifting for a solid year and had a really decent base of strength. How long have you been lifting?