Paul Carter posted:
He details his foray into Leo Costa and Tom Platz's Bulgarian System and what a wast of time it was but like many of us when young we might have done some goofy programs or tried some odd exercises.
Wondering what programs, training methods or exercises you tried that turned out to be blunders?
Part of me is just curious for the fun of it. But I'm also wanting to see what doesn't work for folks.
Not bashing CrossFit, but when I started doing some of their WOD's I was doing wall balls outside at night next to my garage. In the darkness I miscalculated the Wallball letting it smash into my nose.
Like many, when I first started I was following Arnold's program from his Encycolpedia of Bodybuilding. It was way too much volume from where I was especially with the little weights I was handling. Regardless, it helped get me started into weight training.
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SQ: 325 RAW " " "
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When I first started competing I started some Russian routine that was completely progressive overload and had you benching 3x's a week, each one heavy.
I'll admit, I did get gains out of it but shortly afterwards went to Westside and realized how inefficiently I was training.
Robert, I did the same as you. I had Arnold's Education of a Bodybuilder and followed one of the routines listed in the back. I overtrained like crazy and quickly stagnated. It wasn't until I read some of Ellington Darden's books and tried low volume, high intensity of effort work that I started progressing again.
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I've wacked myself quite a few times in the chin when doing OHP.
Dorian Yates "Blood and Guts" really helped me split the difference of volume and intensity.
I did browse through the site you listed (run lift bang) lol and I gotta say, that guy comes across as a tool. He sure is impressed with himself though.
You gotta admit he's done some pretty solid lifting and offers pretty standard but basic advice.
Not picking on him but found the info to be pretty generic. His lifting ain't bad.
It's not too terribly different from a lot of stuff I see on FB or whatever social media a person would choose. People create whatever persona they think might be applicable to their success I suppose.