A couple years ago I put on about 15 lbs. of muscle in a 3-4 month period. I did it with a push/pull/legs 3 day split. For each muscle group I did 3 exercises with 3 sets of 10, using a 4 second negative, going to failure on each exercise. I understand that’s not what people say beginners should do, but it worked. I ate a bunch and took creatine as well. Problem is, I didn’t feel all that strong.
For a few weeks now I’ve been doing SS and I like the big lifts. It’s fun to try to lift more every session. My question is; since my body seems to respond well to time under tension volume stuff, would it make sense to throw in some of that? For instance, what if I did dips, which are prescribed in the program, using slow negatives and going to failure? Same with pull ups on workout B.
Please don’t bash me for changing the program. Everyone responds differently to different training. I’m 6-4 and lanky and it’s always been hard for me to put on muscle.