edit: Plan works fine for me, since i did reload week. But cousin did not. He will switch to his oldschool high volume plan, no matter what. In the meanwhile i changed some exercises, but maintain 80% of the plan (Or its more 90% or so), since we do not have a reverse hyper or ghr, so i do good mornings and hyperextensions with a dumbell, mtor style), and also i do leg press with one leg mtor today on saturday, but changing the reps (higher). Thats spontanously since i am a little bit sored and have birthday tomorrow.
Overall the techniques are very good and the benefit of chosing those plans is to keep the raisins for the future and to adapt (mtor and rest/pause for example - we both loved it. Me personal i hate drop sets). Also i feel the spirit of the plan, when doing so. So the principles, therefore its like understanding the priority, and exercise selection is last (but variation, like angles is very important to hit most of the muscle fibers - and also those basics compound exercises etc. pp)!
That gives me comfort. But above all is my body reaction on it. So its like a priority pyramid. I would say its a good 8,7 from 10 (i guess its also because of the reload, sensibilization of muscle fibers).
I dont know if its the best damn workout plan, since classic upper lower is also good - but i think i will add part II of it, so completing a cycle of 12 weeks, with 1 week reload in between after 6 weeks. But i dont feel fine to do cardio afterwards training. I had to be careful.
Form is good and i keep working out.
And i also want to share my traningphilosophy, just switching plans/techniques/exercises every 4-6 weeks (because i saw how my body reacted over time, its like my body code). Also to write plans is the very easy part for me, i chose plans from other people who are creative and just do it, without analyzing, because i know everything works. THe reason is curiosity and fun.
And i hate to write plans on my own, because of perfectionism. Also i know my plans are sufficient.
and the second thing i learned from experience, are the reload weeks. I did it before i read christian article, but in the past i thought its wrong (i have to do “deloads”), allthough it felt wrong.
the third is to have low volume phases, and maybe volume progression when calories are sufficient.
forth minicuts here and there (esp. with the age) and to do most things with intuition, esp. adapting a plan structure, to fill it with “life”. Intuition is some kind of knowledge to.
So if i had a time machine, i would tell this my pastself and to stop google