I would be interested in this too, but I could understand how X may not take the thread seriously or see it as an insult. On the topic of not counting macros or measuring food, I am curious as to why he is so opposed to it. While he obviously isn’t the leanest, as has been rehashed plenty of times, he has built a ton of muscle over the years and would look pretty damn impressive if he were to do a serious cut. I would think that at this stage in his lifting career, getting more meticulous with nutrition would be key to continuing to make progress. At some point, it seems like just “eating a lot” and “listening to your body” will only take you so far[/quote]
Agreed on all counts. However it takes a lot out of your ego to admit to yourself honestly that you may need a complete change in attitude and approach to CONTINUE progressing, regardless how impressive your progress has been till date.
Three things a lifter CAN learn from professor x’s progress :
The simple minded “eat big, lift frequently and try to add weight to the bar at all costs and train EVERYTHING, compounds, isolation, everything” can take a person pretty damn far by itself. Beginners and intermediates should try to milk it for all its worth. Too many people on here think they’re advanced when they’re not.
While the basic stuff works a lot longer than most newbies think it does, dont be ashamed to admit to yourself when it eventually does stop working and switch tracks, or you’ll be forever stuck (psychologically for the most part) in permabulker territory.
Don’t avoid deadlifts, do train your posterior chain. Never become “unfunctional” (yeah I used that word, sue me)