- Jan 15, 2012
From July to December I really didn't workout at all, didn't eat much, didn't use anything, and I lost a bunch of size. For the first couple weeks getting back at it, I was following a more traditional bodybuilding routine, reps 5-12, hitting failure once or twice per workout, etc. Then I decided I wanted to play football again this year so I switched to strength training. Very low volume warm up. Mostly singles, some higher reps like 2-5. Never hitting failure unless going for 1rm and not getting it. Only doing a a couple working sets per session. My strength is immediately at an all time high. There isn't a machine in the gym that I don't need to use the whole stack and then pin a 45lb plate in addition to the full stack, just for my warm ups. And not surprisingly, I'm growing bigger faster than before. This is confirming prior suspicions about needing to get strong to get big, and the futility of trying to get big by using a traditional bodybuilding routine without first being able to use truly big weights. At this point I am starting to think that all of us juicers have absolutely no excuse other than ignorance to not be strong AF individuals, like, strongest in the city type strong. Otherwise wtf are we even doing.