Originally Posted by Ben Smith
Everyone's got different goals. The only time someone gets criticized for not packing on weight during SS is if they whine about not getting maximum results.
Well, rx'd that is.
If the weight gain is shoddy
If the strength gains are shoddy
If you stall out fast
If you changed any of the program like you could program novice strength better than Rip then you will get berated, haha.
If you understand that changing it will change your gains (muscle and strenth usually for the worse at the expense of gains in other attribute(s)) then sure go for it.