I’m currently recovering from an Achilles tendonitis from which I’ve lost a lot of weight (current weight: 154lbs). So I’m really interested in doing a mass building program and eating right again. The best gains I’ve made in my life were with a 5x5 Texas Method training program (so my body reacts good to volume), but I’d still consider myself a beginner.
Now I’m not sure whether I should do “Mass Made Simple” by Dan John (link: Mass Made Simple although I’d buy the ebook on amazon) or the “Superhero Program” from '06 by CT (link: http://www.T-Nation.com/portal_includes/articles/2006/06-021B-training.html ).
I like the upper body focus of the Superhero program, but I love the simplicity of Dan John’s program. What bothers me is that I might not be able to load my legs fully because of the tendon, which is about 90% ready (hence the upper body focus).