OK, I think I feel like doing a little rant about training...
When I first started lifting about 1.5 years ago I didn't know what the fuck I was doing. My nightly (I did every exercise almost every night) workout consisted of 10 sets of 10 of curls, shoulder presses, machine benches, machine butterflys, over head triceps extensions and whatever else I felt like doing that night (No, I didn't do any leg work, and boy am I paying for that now. Benching more than you squat is pretty humiliating). Can you say over trained? Good God, it's a wonder I got stronger at all.
I started to gain rather limited knowledge...enough to know I was training like a fool and wasn't going to get anywhere. So I wised up a bit and cut down the volume. When I got to college a year ago I still didn't really know what I was going, I was benching 135 for a few reps. Then I stumbled onto T-mag and suddenly I got a lot smarter training-wise. I'm not heralding T-mag as the one source of great information, but it was a start. Anyway, I'm a shit load smarter now, and I feel the gains I've made (I'm up to about a 250 bench -- not too great, but hey, not too bad either) are due in part to all the great training info in this and other websites.
So if you're still with me, you're thinking, "What the fuck is the point?" Well, that's a good question. I guess the point is I'm just grateful for all of the information present, and I'm grateful that I'm not like my friend who won't lift with me because I do "crazy" exercises. I asked him why it is that we've been training for the same amount of time and I bench about 75lbs more than him. He didn't have an answer. Any time I try to tell him to change his routine he just scoffs (is that a word?) and tells me I don't know what I'm doing. So what I'm saying is thanks to everyone at T-mag, everyone who posts on this board and all the other places I've learned something. If it weren't for all of those people, I'd probably still be doing my GVT-Stupidity routine I started on.