That’s my main question. I took the test and I’m a type 3. I care about looks not strength, though I enjoy the strength side it’s just a positive side effect.
I have been lifting for years, including all the big lifts. I have a much easier time getting very lean (true 6 pack, some striations on shoulders and back) than I do gaining muscle. It would be an incredible outcome if I add 10lbs of true muscle. I am 178cm (5 10), 74kg (162lbs), very lean, and I have a small bone structure (thin wrists etc). I’ve been as heavy as 181lbs when trying to add mass, but I look very smooth at that weight.
Should I stick to the program as is, or add some assistance work for hypertrophy (per another Thib thread here ) where he suggested a Type 3 train 4 days a week and add 3-4 sets of 8-15 reps at the end of each workout?
I’ve lost muscle every time I’ve tried doing a pure strength type program (exclusively low reps, or a Pavel style wave system without going to failure). That being said, psychologically I would much rather push myself very hard on 1-6 reps than 8-20.