Why I created this topic was to understand how volume should be managed. When I talk about genetics I do not necessarily mean that I’m doomed or inferior (which also could be the case) but I look for alternative methods to make an optimal program for myself. It’s obvious that not everyone’s response to exercise is same, due to many factors such as epigenetics, genetics, endocrinal processes etc. Some people have more of type 1 fibers than type 2 fibers in a particular muscle group, or have some of the signal transduction pathways in their bodies which respond to exercise altered (compared to the general population) I feel like I may be an outlier, so I wanted to learn about different methods.
I thought I might have done too much volume (leading to my biceps tendonitis) I may have been a bit exagerated when I said I haven’t seen much progress, I did of course see progress but I may be underlooking it. In the past 10 months in terms of muscle mass (hypertrophy) I gained around 2.5-3kgs, and learned a lot about my body and how movements should be executed and how I can use my muscles. Am I in a better situation than during my period of frailty? Absolutely. I can do much better, I feel stronger, I look better and most important, I am mentally better than I’ve ever been.
However, not so much in terms of strength gains. This is why I wanted to figure out what I should do. I prefer to keep my workouts as as safe as possible because I do not intend to be the best out there anyways, I do this for my wellbeing and to be “healthier”.
Anyone who goes to the gym and pushes hard enough is stronger than %80 of the general population. I do want to be strong, agile, conditioned. Not just now but when I’m old as well. I would prefer to be the one who can continue whatever has been thrown at him when everyone’s giving up and not pushing harder. I need not be best but I can be close to that. So when I want to device a program, I want to device it to be long-term thing, where it won’t wear and tear my ligaments, tendons etc. etc. and will promote my wellbeing, in terms of everything.