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Starting Over: 2A Neurotype and Basic Lifts

Hi Coach,

I took the neurotype assessment and I am a 2A. I have always enjoyed bodybuilding style routines and have shied away from strength focused routines but it’s becoming obvious that I am seriously lacking strength and size for how much energy I am putting into my workouts 5-6 days per week. I was just reading your article from 2013,

https://www.t-nation.com/training/mistakes-that-limit-your-gains . In it you say something like your best gains are going to come from getting strong on the big basic lifts.

What I’m asking is how do I satisfy my love for volume, intensity, variety and frequency but make sure that I am focused on on what is most important, getting stronger.