hmmmn; thats a good point, after reading the set up for DC i couldn't help thinking that i would be doing all the same things that i wasn't gaining size with...except in a different order (and with rest pause).
I have about 7 years training with weights, although much of that is from when i played rugby as a teenager/undergrad so it wasn't hypertrophy focused. (lots of stuff with dumbels and sprints as I was a scrum half)
after about a year of quitting rugby and making up my own programs until I saw one of my old friends exstatic over a new 1rep max for his squat
The past year or so I went from relearning how to squat and deadlift as a lurker here and on a few other sites. I also had some trouble with some broken ribs, from oct-jan, so that slowed me down a lot.
squat 220 (i have been having some trouble getting my numbers up since the broken ribs, I think its as much a problem with my technique as anythin else as my leg press is 460)
bench 196 (again this is pretty embarasing)
as a party trick i can also do a pull up with 66lbs of extra weight, and before my rib trouble could do it with 90.
I'll weigh myself on monday.. next time I am at the gym. I am probably 160 ish at best.
Food wise I eat tons but i think between high stress levels, and inconsistency I can sometimes slip back weightwise.
the next three months I am hopefully going to be doing some relaxing work in new zeland, so i am hoping to take advantage of it and do some growing.