Are natties who want to look good and be decently strong best off

...following a silver age bodybuilding routine like Reg Parks 5x5?
We see a lot of SS victims, would they be better of doing this stuff?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Silver era bodybuilders were largely natty and still knew how to train. The ones who were using the archaic versions of test prior to the 1950s were often only able to do them for short periods because they were extremely liver toxic and made men who took them very sick. Definitely worth doing silver era programs over normal modern strength programs if you want to look good

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Do you have a favourite one?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        John Grimek for sure. Imo this is the absolute pinnacle of size for a natty lifter. He was open in saying that he was one of the bodybuilders who tried test later in his career but it made him ill so he was only on it for about 2 weeks. This physique was built natty and he's a big time inspo for me

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Hit Rippetoe protein and carb numbers without so much fat and SS works.

    Remember, the man has fetishes.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Aren't they cuck fetishes? I don't remember well

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Hit Rippetoe protein and carb numbers without so much fat and SS works.

        Remember, the man has fetishes.

        Rippetoes 5x5 seems to give you massively disproportional drumstick legs thoughever.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          His program does. Anyone who says SS works for building muscle properly is a moron if they're not a woman. His program is great for making a woman hot but not a man

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            It's a powerlifter program first and foremost and therefore useless for any man that just wants to look good.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Just to a U/L 3x a week. Rest is more important than the program.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Most silver age programs were 3 day a week full body programs.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I just want to touch on an issue I have with low rep / strength programs. Imo you tend to pick weights in a way that they are pretty close to your max, which means your focus in terms of execution is on moving the weight from A to B. You become stronger and better and more efficient at the movement which is still fine for hypertrophy but to really get more out of it you would have to pick a lighter weight, so you could focus more on time under tension, slow eccentric, stretch, and so on. At that point, might as well go even lighter and pump out super clean reps instead and then go heavy every now and then. I mean clearly this is not really an issue with the program but rather how you approach it and perform the lifts but if you follow the guidelines that's often what happens.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    So is it safe to say that the classic superman look is achievable natty?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Depends on your frame.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        What if I have wide shoulders?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      kek no

      https://i.imgur.com/aOZySZg.jpg

      Can I look like this at 230lbs natty if I'm 6'1" and have a very large frame?(I mean the guy on the right not the kid)

      no

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Scientifically speaking, I'd recommend sticking to the 5 to 10 rep range if you want to focus on building both muscle and strength. You will still get decent hypertrophy from this rep range. Just sticking to 5 rep sets or reps in the 3 to 6 range is horrible for hypertrophy. Even powerlifters occasionally do hypertrophy training when they reach a plateau.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Can I look like this at 230lbs natty if I'm 6'1" and have a very large frame?(I mean the guy on the right not the kid)

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      many years of hard diet and training plus good genetics

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Cool.

        kek no
        [...]
        no

        Why the hell not?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Why such high waisted shorts? I bet if he dropped the waist height he would look like a fatass

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/4hIXuUG.png

      Why such high waisted shorts? I bet if he dropped the waist height he would look like a fatass

      That's where you're supposed to wear them: over your waist.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Silver era got lots of stuff right but they weren't perfect. 8-12 reps is where you wanna be. Also you're better doing slightly fewer sets & slightly more exercises instead of just going 4 exercises for 5X5

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >8-12 reps is where you wanna be.
      It's been a long time since I was last a regular on this board, and you people are so out of touch with modern science. Anything between 5 to 35 reps can get you decent hypertrophy, and professional bodybuilders commonly mix it up. Mike Mentzer was famous for promoting the 8 to 12 rep range in the 80s and 90s, and I remember learning this when I was in middle school, but pro bodybuilders already discovered by the mid 90s that high reps between 20 to 30 reps can get you decent size. I typically train between 5 to 10 reps because I want to attain decent strength. I know I will get big eventually, and I primarily want to increase my lifts.

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