I've been doing the wbb 1 for 15+ weeks now. I was about 130 when I started and I'm about 130 still. I'm more toned, but I'm getting nowhere with size. I know the zeitgeist here is "if you eat more, it will come" but I don't have it in me to just up and double my food intake. I've added high carb/protein drinks after workouts since starting wbb but I'd only consider the results to be maintenance rather than gains.
I'm hearing guys say that they were stuck at 150 lbs forever and then started doing negatives and now they're at 230 lbs. I don't have all the info on other variables like a change in diet, etc., but they didn't seem to think that it was a major thing. What I've read about negatives is that you NEED a spotter to do it. So does this mean I need a spotter for every single exercise I do? I don't really see people getting spotted for rows, curls, kickbacks, etc. They spot on bench press all day, but I'm not seeing it anywhere else really.
From what I hear about negatives, it's completely different than what I'm used to. For example, I don't want to spend a chest day doing bench press negatives and then go home. But to do negatives, you have to do the exercise quite a bit. Where does that leave room for the other things I'm doing in wbb? Do I really need a spotter to do calves? Wtf? Or should negatives only be done on certain muscle group exercises?
I'm half inclined to think that techniques are relative. WBB and eating a lot works for the majority of people here so they CAN swear by it. Negatives work for other people, and I'd bet that if there is a forum who subscribes to negatives, it will be filled with a bunch of guys who swear by that. This goes for any type of workout.
Is it all actually just a matter of finding out what type works for you? There really is no universal regiment?