Originally Posted by conceptionist
You're misunderstanding me.
I've read that article too many times. Dan Green certainly use various BBing methods but he still has a much higher frequency and specificity to his training than the typical bodybuilder doing a 5-split. Dan green has templates with up to 4 times squatting a week. He has several timed voiced his opinion against the powerlifting program with the most focus on isolation movements and that muscles growth drives the big three up, which is the Westside methodology. There's another article by him on that site where he basically said that assistance work such as JM presses and reverse hypers didn't do as much for his bench and squat as simply benching and squatting more often, that is increasing frequency.
I did not say tht top powerlifters use less performance enhancing drugs. I said that bodybuilders have better genetics for looking good and use synthol and muscle "ballooning" drugs which powerlifters don't and that is the main reason professional bodybuilders look better, not because their training method is superior.
Their methods are definitely superior for gaining size. I don't really understand your point, are you trying to say that bodybuilders aesthetics are due to genetics, drugs and blind luck and that powerlifters programming is superior for size gains? Dan green trains the squat four times a week because his focus is on having the highest 1rm he can. When he squats four times a week his focus isn't on hypertrophy and even says that during times
Where he felt he needed to build quad size he switched off to bodybuilding style training.
I think we may be arguing different things. Training lower rep ranges with more frequency is definitely better for getting your big three numbers up but high volume heavy weight training is most definitely a better method for hypertrophy.