are you smarter than the creators of the V-Diet, Chris Shugart and Chad Waterbury, such that you think you can develop a workout program better suited for the V-Diet? [/quote]
I don’t think that’s an accurate way to look at it at all. Chris and Chad have attempted a one size fits all regimen. There is inevitably some tweaking to take place to find out what works optimally for a given individual. The workouts and calories are exactly the same for a given weight class, and do not take into consideration the strength levels of the individual or body composition. There is nothing magic about the training program. [/quote]
Why is that not accurate? Your explanation leads one to believe that it exactly what I was talking about. For the more advanced lifters and experienced guys, then yeah, they could do their own thing as they are probably more “in-tune” with what their body can do and what works best for them. For the novice, or intermediate lifter then it’s probably best to do the workout program as prescribed. Yeah, it’s not a magical training program, none of them are, ultimately you get out what you put in. But it is a very good program for the purposes of the V-Diet (in my not-so-expert opinion), especially because your food intake is the way it is.
I would say that your statement that it doesn’t “take into consideration the strength levels of the individual or body composition” isn’t really completely accurate either. There are 3 different levels, and obviously the weight used is specific to an individual’s strength. The stronger you are, the more weight you lift So short of a customized program written for each individual, it is pretty good, again for the novice or intermediate lifter.
I didn’t tell JLone not to do his own thing. It was a serious question I posed, I wasn’t trying to be a smart-ass (although I can certainly see how some might have taken it that way). I have no idea what his experience level in the weight room is. If he is an advanced lifter then maybe he should do his own program. Ultimately it’s a personal choice. I just think a lot of people dismiss the workout program because it looks deceptively simple…until you actually do it. [/quote]
I agree with what you’ve said here. The only thing I took exception to was your statement that you have to think your smarter than the trainers in order to tweak the program to fit your needs. I do not think I am smarter than any of the contributing trainers on this site; however, I know my body better than any of them.