in the near future, i will be trying out waterbury’s method, which in case you don’t know about you can find it here: https://www.t-nation.com/workouts/waterbury-method
so the program sounds good to me, but i’ve good a couple of concern and questions regarding it:
i know the article refers to the program as one for hypertrophy and strength but i’m asking this just in case i have overlooked something: will this allow me to add size? i don’t mind getting stronger but muscle mass is what i’m really after.
the article says that the initial load for all exercises is 80% of 1RM, that is my 6RM. what i believe he meant is that it’s the load i should use for the 10x3 exercises. how about the 4x6 ones? how heavy should i go on those?
how should i go about determining the initial loads? actually, i’ve never followed a serious program with a pre-defined load scheme, so i don’t really know the best and most precise way to know what my 1RM is (i should probably just look that up on google but since we’re here already…)
as far as exercises go:
in day 1: can i use cables instead of a barbell for bicep curls? i just happen to feel them more when working with cables. The same goes for the French press
in day 3: upright rows never felt good to me. also, i can’t really feel the middle delt working versus the traps. i want at least an exercises that focuses on the side delts. can i substitute upright rows with dumbbell side lateral raises? and if so, should i keep 4x6 on these or should i up the reps?
also, i don’t really feel my delts with the military press. i can feel them firing a lot more with the seated db version. should i opt for that one or just man up and do the military?
in day 5: not really a fan of decline bench, since my chest is kinda bottom heavy, and i would like to give some more emphasis to the upper chest to develop it a little more. can i put db incline press instead?
that should be all. thank you guys in advance!