Yep - max muscle and tried most of the variations out there (strength layers, etc.) including the most recent template. Max muscle did it for me…be careful with the HDL work & periodization might help.
Layers were so good it was the first time my physique looked “juicy” and got me to trying out a physique contest lol!
Looking back, I think it was actually the intense & frequent training on two main lifts that cause massively fast gains: bench press from pins and SGHP.
I did the vintage split: incline tilt, SGHP, decline tilt, SGHP, off, deadlift [trap bar], OHP, off, repeat
something like that.
I really only “Layered” the bench press tilts from pins & the SGHP. I tried front squat from box/pins later on and foudn that could be layered nicely as well. So can OHP/scrape the rack. But generally the big lower body stuff I never botehred myself to layer…really intense, and honestly the bench press and SGHP gave me the most radiccal physique changes (upper body juicyness).
Let me know how it goes for u alex!