RE: Frankies 5x5 vs. SA morons 4x8
5x5 kicks ass. Just read some of the posts on the original FrankieNY 5x5 thread and you'll see that all the takers have had great benefits from it. As for Mr. Personal trainer dude, I hate guys like that generally, strength and muscle volume are the same thing in 5x5. Aim to add weight and you'll build muscle, you are not training for a pump or for DOMS or whatever else. No one ever got stonger and smaller! [^]
His routine may not be rubbish, would prob'ly be fine for a begginer with some tweaking, but it's not as good as 5x5 IMHO. Chances are, if he's been instructing for 8 years - he stopped learning about bodybuilding 8 years ago, and is now well out of date! [:o)]
And 110% output? Why try to lift more than you are capable of? Injury alert! Succeed with your maximum, then increase the weight next workout.