Lol, took me a second to figure out what that meant.
1 gallon whole milk (2344 cals, 124g protein)
small bag of potato chips (~200 cals, 2g protein)
16oz fat tire (~200 cals)
1 powerade (~200 cals)
4 slices of pizza (1720 cals, 64g protein)
Total: 4664 calories, 190g protein
Going to say "this wasn't a typical day", but calorie and protein wise, not too far off. However I hadn't had pizza for a couple months; gf went on vacation and she doesn't eat cheese.
Two days ago, this is more typical:
2.5 quarts of the Get Big Drink throughout the day (2500 cals, 116g protein)
1 energy drink (280 cals)
Bob Evans Sunshine Skillet for lunch (557 cals, 25g protein)
2 thighs, 2 legs of chicken adobo for dinner (~600 calories, 32g protein)
1/2 bunch spinach
1 cup cauliflower
Total: 3937 calories, 173g protein
There's probably a few more calories with the sauces and seasonings in the spinach, cauliflower and adobo, but 4000ish is about normal.
Well, more particularly, I noticed my lower traps and rhomboids were getting sore on the squats, keeping me from completing the set. My legs were fine, my back was failing me. So I wanted to add something to build them up a bit.
I started with the plan as written. I added a few accessory lifts after the main lifts, here and there, nothing really stuck. The core of the program stayed together.
Then, I noticed my back was failing me with the squats. So I first approached that by doing static holds. That didn't work like I hoped. So I added rows, those helped.
Around the same time, my shoulder (biceps tendon) and chest (chostochondritis) started acting up, so I dropped dips and curls there... and got restless for a couple weeks.
So, I did make a real change to the program for 3 or 4 sessions, replacing regular BTN press with BTN with chains. The lesson that taught me about being explosive was worth it, but I came back around to regular BTN press.
I think my back is fine for squats now with the change in exercise order, and the additional rows. My right and left arms are uneven, since I'm doing a bit of favoring my left arm due to elbow pain I've had since I was a kid. The concentration curls there for one session was a "maybe I should try to even this out".. but it didn't stick.
That being said, I see your point.
That's one of the reasons for this thread. The last few weeks I screwed up; the fact that I had to cut out almost half of the routine due to the shoulder pain, plus other factors, kind of threw me for a loop. I added all of a pound over the last two weeks.
I want to quell my doubts about the routine -- since I'm not 100% confident in those changes -- so I can stick with it and get my head back in the game.
Not 100% better, but better.
I'm bumping up the calories though. I know I can sustain 1.5-2.5lbs a week in gains for now.