I agree with Mike. I'm such a sad sap of shitty genetics and being a general pansy, why bother stacking the deck against myself when it comes to putting on muscles. I've used is protocol for about a year 1/2 and it's simple and it works.
I'm starting a linear progression today after doing high volume for awihle. Feeling good because last week I squatted without a belt what I did at the end of my last LP.
For me it was more of a function of having to be extremely careful in upping weights than it was a worry of gaining too much fat too fast.
This threads impact on me has largely been positive. I've never weighed 175 before and you guys pushing plus my cousins prodding has made me try to see if I can get up to 185 in the next bit. This is all new territory for me so I really appreciate the help I've had from all of you guys.
It's kind of hilarious going from barely fitting into a small in college as a 140lb bike racer to pushing 175lbs...
@mrchariybrown, I'm going to need some clothing recs from you and others. I'm probably going to ditch the majority of my now ill fitting CM wardrobe and look to do things a little more CM casual, but with more of an SWD flair. I can wear pretty much whatever I want for the first two years of med school and I'm going to see how far I can push the weights within reason during that time.