I have been doing DC training for a while (15 weeks) with decent results and was talking to a natural bodybuilder in the gym and he was telling me that I wasnt training right. So he said that the next week I could work out with him and he would show me his style of training. Basically what he does is a 4 day split, the normal chest/tris, back/bis, etc. So my basic method of training is more of a DC or a 5x5 training trying to lift as heavy as possible. I have been trying to add more muscle to my frame for the past few months.
Anyways I trained with this guy and he does supersets, with less weight than I usually lift and he goes until complete failure on each set of the super set and then on the 4th set he does a drop set on each of the excersises until failure. We were doing 3-4 supersets per each bodypart with a dropset until failure on the 4th set of each excersise. With this style of training, I got a huge pump and alot of muscle soreness. Granted this was a big change to the way that I have been training for the last year or so. For example, I was lifting 30% less weight per excersise but a shitload more reps. But I wonder is this a better way to train? He tries to get the biggest pump possible and tries to tear the muscle down to where you can barely lift the bar by the time that you are done with that bodypart.
The one concern is that my body just doesnt recover like it used to, I have always been slow to recover anyways even with 300g of protein a day (I weigh 180 now), should I train like this to add more muscle mass or should I continue a routine with heavier weight and mostly compound lifts? Or would it be better to change it up?