Originally Posted by sexonfabric
Want a new routine...some sort of aesthetics based hypertrophy shit. Someone link me up. I think earlier someone suggested IA SPBR? Is this a good plan?
Spot the n00b
AFAIK, it depends on your current level and goals. It's good in the sense that is has a lot of variety, is good for aesthetics (pretty high upper body to lower body ratio) and that you can progress on it for a long time. I don't believe it's the best for getting strong at the compounds, fully utilising the possible noob gains and learning technique (due to long time inbetween movements - squatting once every 8th day or so for instance). I think most guys view it as an intermidiate routine.
I've run spbr for 9 months, but I'm actually not sure if I'm at the level yet to get the full gains from it. I haven't see the results and strength increase as fast as I hoped for and my progress seams very slow in comparison to noobs who run 5x5 or SS.
My current lifts are (3 sets of 5 reps):
Front squat - 130 lbs
Paused bench: 140
Do you guys reckon I should focus more on compounds and move to say, 5x5?