Hey buddy. This is something I’m wondering and other people probably are too. Would you say that, over the years, your diet was on par? For example, while bulking, do you know for sure you were getting enough calories for a good portion of the time? And as far as your training, you HAVE consistently tried to progress on the main lifts, right?[/quote]
Yes to both… I’ve never NOT tried to get stronger, always kept a log book and tried to beat it. I listed my history of training in my first posts so you can look there for what programs I’ve done.
Diet had essentially been tracked to the calorie for probably 8 years, maybe 10. I started at around 150 pounds before training, and have been up to 240 on two separate occasions (dieted down after the first time, then tried to bulk up again to make it “all muscle this time!!”… Fail). I’ve done slow bulk… Pound-a-week gains… High Carb… Low carb… Everything.
Through the years his articles have received mixed reception, but generally the forums tear him up because he advocates a method that no Pro bodybuilder uses (high frequency)
People are very, very resistant to change. “Body building training” can ONLY be training a body part once a week, with a medium-to-high rep range. I used to feel this same way so I know where they were coming from.
One of Waterbury’s first articles was “Anti Bodybuilding Hypertrophy” which many took to mean that he was “anti bodybuilding” … but all it meant was that he was breaking some of the dogma of body building training (train it TWICE a week, and gasp with low reps for one of the sessions)
I grow more on board with his stuff as the years go by myself, and this experiment here is a way for me to dip my toes into the water and see which of my body parts like HFT the most.