I had wanted to post this in the "Professor X: A Request" thread but apparently it's reached it's maximum number of replies so I'm adding this here.
Prof. X, you talk about how 6 day split with a narrow focus of muscles trained on each day has been what worked best for you. Would you suggest this for kind of routine for someone less experienced? What do you feel worked best for you as a 150lb newbie?
I've been 'training' for years, mainly doing full body or 2-way splits with barely any isolation exercises (mostly doing chin-up/pull-down, bench, hex dl and oh press) and unfortunately I've had very little progress. I usually don't eat enough, which I have corrected in the last few months. However it now seems that following these type of programs I'm not gaining a whole lot of muscle, just fat. I'm wondering if this style of training is holding me back. Of course, the rest of the internet just says to stick with the big compounds, eat even more and try to improve those lifts. What do you suggest I do?
Yes I realize you hate 150lb weaklings asking you what they should do, but I'm really finding myself at the end of my tether having spent 3+ years of regular training with little to show for it. I would really mean a lot to me if you could give me some advice.
For the record, I'm 154lb, 15% BF, 5'7" and 1 RMs are Bench 170lb, Pull-up BW+90lb, Hex DL 260lb, OH Press 132lb. Unfortunately I don't have any pics of me holding a shoe.
Thanks in advance.