My most popular article by far has been Hypertrophy Training for the Ectomorph (HTE). I get questions about this program all the time. Part of the appeal of this program is its simplicity and familiarity. Simply pyramid the weight up, progress to heavier and heavier weight. Max out at your 6 rep max, then employ a back off set to get big and swole.
Everyone has followed pyramid training in some form or another, but most people do not know how to maximize the muscle growth potential of pyramid training. Most people do way too many sets and exercises, or they don’t train frequently enough.
HTE was designed for maximizing muscle growth for the ectomorph, for the guy who has a difficult time gaining muscle. It was meant for the novice lifter who wanted a simple, easy to follow program.