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    Tom
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    Hi coaches,

    So I’ve been hearing lately about different splits etc and trying to find what would suit my own goals and what sort of split would be suited for me to successfully sustain throughout the course of my gaining phase with having under 2 years of proper BB training behind me. Now I’ve been told not to specifically specialise on something with such young training age, now I don’t want to be told there is a right answer and a wrong answer because and it’s up to me that’s all I hear because that’s why I came on here to learn more and to get guidance, (not being funny when I say that) just I notice with a lot of responses on here I tend to here the same sort of answers just like you maybe get the same sort of questions lol, that being said, it’s hard to find the right sort of program that may fit your (my) goals when there is so much exercises out there, and programs, I just feel like it’s a constant battle to progress because you find that you are ticking all the boxes but you constantly feel like your hitting lots of hurdles and then you start to question if this is suited for yourself (the program you chose to follow)
    I just want a nice 5 day split, which is more upper focussed because my legs are good as they are but one day a week hitting those will be fine with how active I am anyway, and that’s it. Just don’t want to be told do what suits me if that makes sense because that means nothing to me lol.
    There must be some people in my position where they are doing a lot of overthinking and start to question if what they are doing is working for them or not?

    Sorry if this doesn’t make sense but just need some little guidance or something if anyone can help.

    Thanks guys.

    #453208
    Joe
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    #453603
    Tom
    Participant

    Hey Joe, this message was not meant to sound negative mate and there was no disrespect to your knowledge, app or anything mate so I just wanted to clarify that. I’ve been on here a year now nearly and I have learnt a hell of a lot so thank you for that.
    For my own journey Joe I myself have been at it for over 20yrs, just not bodybuilding focussed in general (which is just under 2 years, but over the years I’ve trained, lifted weights, but I have been also a long term dieter, had multiple of surgeries to recover from including a radical nephrectomy and a 5lb cancer tumour, I’ve had eating disorders, I’ve been obsessed with calorie counting, I’ve lost over 140lb years back which I have still kept off, because I’ve never given up in trying my best to stay as active and healthy in all my years regardless of any hurdle or brick wall. That said this is not about what experience I’ve got or what ever, this is me thinking I’m 40yr old next year, you can check my insta if you wish (tomsjourneyy) just I’ve come away from social media now since mum passed away in feb, but I’ve heard many times that it may to go late for me now to try and gain optimal size as the older I get it gets harder to build muscle, weather this is true or not I don’t no, but I am in good shape now, just a little small for my liking. Currently 69kg, I did have a bad experience with a coach last year but that’s another story, but I was getting at the point that when asking about training splits and advice especially by coaches that don’t know your background etc, you get the simple replies, “you got to do what works for you”, “there is no best program”, “you got to train hard” (I think I train hard but is it hard enough? How do I know lol, I lift weights, I stop when I can lift anymore, I log, I progress, I get stronger, but then hit walls with exercise form and techniques etc, I don’t want to be working 10-12hrs at work, going gym for 1-2hrs 5/6 days a week (well I do) but I don’t want to be wasting my time doing what I think is right, wrong! You said it with the imbalance word, that was great advice, but again it’s like with the top set an back off sets, is that enough volume for someone with a training age my type or a more advance person? I heard Dorian Yates once said, go for 4-5 sets most exercises and beat the shit of them!
    Honestly Joe I’ve watch nearly all your videos, like you said, it takes years upon years, I’ve no right to ask.
    Thank you for your time and recommendations, I will check it out. So is it the current that you are doing now? And as long as it has the 3 big compounds in it as well as more upper frequency/volume I’ll be happy to run that. Peace 🙏🏻

    Tom

    #453909
    Tom
    Participant

    Also Joe as well if I can add, you have advised me to follow the latest program that you are currently doing with Terrance, now my thoughts are well this is designed to suit Terrance and not myself, we get told no matter what program we follow it doesn’t really matter, but this is where mentally it makes me wonder otherwise if that makes sense and makes me ask these questions. 👍🏽

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    Joe
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