Three guys walk into a gym.
Each is 30 years old, healthy, normal blood chemistry, good genetics, good potential to develop musculature. Each has an identical training backgrounds: They'be been 'weightlifting since high school, but have no great results to show for it. They know how to do all the basic exercises but none has ever stuck to a program longer than three months.
Each is 6-feet tall and carries 160 lbs of lean mass.
Trainee #1 is at approximately 15% body fat; weighs 188 lbs.
Trainee #2 is at approximately 25% body fat; weighs 213 lbs.
Trainee #3 is at approximately 35% body fat; weighs 246 lbs.
All three have an identical goal: "Hey yo, dude, I wanna look like Brad Pitt in the movie Troy. Can you make it happen?"
Now . . . each has a choice of doing ONLY one of two programs.
Program A is EDT . . . a 10 RM weight that they're going push and pull for as many reps as possible WITHOUT going to failure.
Program B is X-Rep (or some similar version). Heavier weights, 2-3 sets of low reps, ALWAYS seeking the burn . . . and in fact, once they get a burn they will ADD TO IT . . . with partials, assists or other techniques.
Who will look like Brad Pitt first and why?