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Old 01-16-2010, 08:12 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by jdmalm123 View Post
Well, I started out doing 6-day BBing splits when I was 16. I was definitely under-eating at the time, but I still think it was the wrong way to go.

I would have to be honest and say that any BBing base should be built on a pure strength base. Squats, DL, OH Press, Rows and to a lesser degree, bench press.

You could work up to an impressive strength level, then add reps at that stage (similar to Bulldozer) and THEN worry about "shaping." I think if you're not close to a BW of 200 lbs, then what are you shaping?

After a more basic break-in (like Starting Strength), I really like the MadCow 5x5 format, so something similar to that would be my suggestion.
I like that approach to HLM as well. I think instead of going a isolation-style light day, if I were to design a HLM, light day would be a backoff...maybe moreso them Starr.
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