Most people here could care less about looking like the everyday person in the gym. Volume and intensity is one thing, but saying that a pro bodybuilders exercise selection should not be emulated because of their steroid use is just a stupid argument. It’s like saying someone shouldn’t emulate berry bonds, manny ramirez, or a-rod’s swing mechanics because they used steroids. [/quote]
Aiming to look like eveyone else in the gym, and being average are two different things. Im not a big guy. Im tall lean and am not aiming to be "gigantic’ like most of you. I also dont bench like a power lifter. Does that mean im not a good bencher? Does that mean im doing it wrong? No its just different. Im not 300lbs or have the body to utilize a powerlifting form.
Why the hate from everyone? I know im not big, nor am i that strong. But i didnt start this thread to argue with thoes of you who are. If u like pull-downs thats fine. If you think i should eat at a buffet every day and gain 20 lbs thats fine. But stick to the topic. This isnt the pulldowns vs pullups thrad.
As far as rep ranges go… which would be better for overall back development? Sets of 3-6 weighted, or sets of 8-12 non weighted? [/quote]
i dunno how to answer this but say…
since you have the ability to do both, do both. Seems like you’re looking for a right or wrong answer or one that supports your thinking. It may seem like an ‘on the fence’ answer but why would you limit yourself to one strategy. Sounds like you think if you do one for a month and not the other, you’ll regress or something. The majority of bb’ing for stretches of time, is trial and error to what combinations of movements/weight/principles stimulates your personal growth. Anyone can give you a map, but eventually you’ll have to drive…