who wants to train for strength lol every1 wants to train to look like a monster :P
if you're looking to switch up your routine which you have by now since its been 3 months that a lil long to stay w/ one routine switch to a 5 day on 2/3 day off or a 4day on 3day off
and for strength + size add in super sets + drop sets
i love drop sets b/c they hit both fast twitch and slow twitch fibers @ the same time
For ex. 5-8 reps @ your 75-80% max and right after drop down and do 10-15 @ your 50% max... rips your **** if u havent tried it b4.
i like to switch my routines regularly around 5-7 weeks. b/c you do not want to your body to adapt what your doing or else you stop gaining in my opinion.
Last edited by MattRoeske; 08-05-2007 at 03:41 PM. Reason: eh
i mean i believe in being strong... but i would rather look good. b/c who really cares bout max benches lol how many times do u lay on the floor and push things up haha but i understand. its all personal preference i got my deadlift up 75lbs in 2 weeks lol but im trying to stay away from them b.c of lower back issues my max is around 300 that is really the only thing i think if i were to ask some1 i would ask that b/c the others really dont have anything to do w/ things in everyday life.
o ya ive seen em i just not of a fan alot of those powerman ppl cuz they are usually just fatties hahah and it aint that hard to pop up heavy weight when ur bigger when i was around 210 i was doing 900+ on leg press lol now im around 500/600 cuz im not focusing on legs i like physique more
big muscles = big weights, and big weights = big muscles.
Just ask Ronnie. Strength is important in bodybuilding as well. The more weight you can lift, the bigger you are going to be able to grow.
You can't be huge if you dont have a good strength foundation.
More weight = greater muscle stimulation
Try Bill Starr's 5x5 routine. It will make you strong, but it will also add some mass if your diet supports it.
As for your "science" regarding drop sets and super sets, that makes no sense lol. Also around 5-7 weeks your body just about gets used to the program so the nervous system is adjusted so its mostly muscle gains. Switching right then keeps the strain mostly on the nervous system changing and not let the muscles get the full stimulus of the workout.
With the 5x5, I would add additional 'assistance' work than what is listed.
Westside for Skinny Bastards comes to mind as far as ME/DE program.
Either way, lift lots of heavy weights, eat like its his job and he will grow...