I have gained 18 lbs of solid muscle in one month using IA's methods. As I have had to move around my state for that month for a variety of reasons, my diet has not been perfect every day, but still the gains! Squats have gone from 185 x 7 to 275 x 6 (that is after two work sets short of failure of 225 x 12). Weighted dips have gone from 25 x 6 to 55 x 9 (after two work sets short of failure of 45 x 12). The gains just don't slow down--I am psyched to see where I will be in a year.
The best part is, the only supp I am taking on top of the vitamins/etc. (see IA's Training Yourself post) is creatine (can't beat $11 for EAS at Wal-Mart). I can't imagine what the gains would be with gear or even just prohormones.
Sorry if this sounds like advertising, but I mean for this post to be a measure of my progress (you all know it helps to keep going when more eyes are on you), and I am just so damn thrilled with the program I can't imagine what I would be like now if I had been doing this all along.
BTW--I just signed up to this board, it looks really good. Many thanks to the elders.