T-Nation is supposed to be “Bodybuilding’s Think Tank”, but its more like the left wing bodybuilding party as opposed to Weider’s right wing.
Too many people on this site want to tilt the tank all the way to the left. If the nation isn’t balanced in our opinions than we’re no better than M&F.
Its disgusting when I see authors with outstanding resumes get flamed by peons for using words like “overtraining” or the super-sacreligious “split”.
“But Chad Waterbury says splits are for drug addicts! But Chad and Thibs say that you should always try to increase your volume! You suck buddy!”
I can’t say enough about how great total body training and increased frequency is. Ever since I’ve tried TBT and took a high-GPP job, my strength and aesthetics are relatively rocketing. But let me tell you about myself.
I’m a guy who doesn’t monitor protein intake, who can afford to supplement once in a while, and drinks on off days. Sometimes I decide to spend more time with my daughter instead of going to the gym 3x that week, I’ll go only 2.
That having been said, I’m not a complete shmoe in the gym. I can clean and press my bodyweight, and I’m on pace for a double-bodyweight deadlift and 150% bench press by summer, as I’m very close now if not there already.
For someone like me, TBT is the only way to go. But its also the most convenient b/c of my lack of discipline.
Take the case of someone who is on point with their nutrition, makes time to train 5 days a week and never misses a feeding. In my limited experience, those guys are on split training programs 90% of the time, and who am I to tell them that they need to train like me? They look awesome!
Bruce Lee has been quoted thousands of times on this site “take what is useful”. If splits are useful to some members here, don’t be a jealous twit b/c you can’t gain muscle by blasting your quads once a week.
Again in my limited experience, a complex program is no match for a simple one done with greater intensity.