Would love some advice from the vets such as holymac, alpha, dave, evan, or even the people who mentored them. Bottom line, trying to learn from people who have been there, learned much from experience, and gotten big fast, but not fat. I realize muscle takes long as 180 lb contest shape, is something only a few can reach. With that said, I'm going back to basics, which is before I fucked around with upper/lower and full body.
If I'm honest with myself, my best strength gains and even size gains came from splits. I only switched to full body after listening to people who cared more about science than experience and all of them happen to be under 20 with pretty good size. But there's a reason why most of the physiques on here dwarf other forums. There was a period where I went from 75 lb in each hand db press for 10 rep to the same reps with 95 in 5 weeks. Hoping people can tell me if I'm going in the right direction and if not, please direct me to the right path.
All I care right now is I'm still 170 lb 10% bf and I want to get to 175 lb at the same bf. I also plan to stay natural, meaning no drugs that aren't allowed in natural organizations and nothing illegal. I'd say that's a pretty reachable goal considering most of you hit 200 lb within 2 years of training if you joined T-Nation at the same time. Shit, holymac is one big mofo after four years.
I plan to follow the advice from Thib's "How To Design a Damn Good program" and Bricknyce's "Bodybuilding Bible" probably doing 2 exercises per bodypart and 2 all out sets per exercise of 6-15 reps. If there are better ways to get as huge as possible with as little fat as possible, let me know.