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Old 01-02-2014, 12:40 PM   #11
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Good question man! I think as long as youre having fun and getting stronget you can do almost anything in terms of routines!

I trained like a idiot my first years, still made progress and learned a ton! Experiment and learn to know your body, have fun while doing so! Eaat alot and get alot of sleep!
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Old 01-02-2014, 01:04 PM   #12
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Good question man! I think as long as youre having fun and getting stronget you can do almost anything in terms of routines!

I trained like a idiot my first years, still made progress and learned a ton! Experiment and learn to know your body, have fun while doing so! Eaat alot and get alot of sleep!
Haha, good to hear. I figure as long as I keep my compound lifts in check I could probably do anything really and see progress. I'm just not sure what's optimal and stuff though. I currently eat a little above my TDEE because I'm already overweight so I really don't want to add more weight to my frame, just muscle. Food is all in check though, I log everything and I make sure I keep protein and fiber at good numbers.
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You're already ahead of 99% of people your age. Focussing on progression and being aware of your diet, etc. That's more than most people do, so good for you. That's not easy and you have that down.

That said, there is no perfect system for maximizing your success. You talk about what is "optimal" like it is some formula that someone can recite for you. Optimal is whatever works for you. That's not the same as what works for me or anyone else in the world.

You have to find your own way to some extent. Swede did some godawful things and now he's a beast, for example

Just saying, you are your own best advocate. Log what you do, track it, and keep doing things that work, stop doing things that don't.
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Just saying, you are your own best advocate. Log what you do, track it, and keep doing things that work, stop doing things that don't.
Alright, I appreciate it. I'll just stick to what I'm doing for now then since I haven't hit any hard plateaus or anything.
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Can you do more? Of course you can, people start on high volume 5 day body part splits and many of them, if they train hard, make progress.

Should you? Debatable. When you start as a beginner, you don't really NEED to do much to get better. If things are working, why change? Generally speaking, the idea of doing "more", whether it be volume, intensity, frequency, or something else should only be addressed when progress stops and something needs to be changed to spur adaptation. Leave somewhere for you to go later in your training career if you need it. You can't rush or force strength gains, they will come at their own pace.

Not to plug my own video or anything, but I made a video about this subject for a few guys in my college olympic/powerlifting club who asked and I think it applies here.

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