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I am not sure that is really what SF advocates. Or that you somehow build mass and don't gain strength. If one looks at the SF instructors, they are in their majority big and muscular.Creatine??? I thought the main focus of Mass Made Simple was the PB&J sammiches.
Getting back to original post, I have not ran the program, but I've always been intrigued. I would be very interested to hear about real results from this program. I really respect Dan's work, but the high rep back squats seem to fly smack in the face of what's taught at strongfirst. But then again, strongfirst doesn't advocate building mass over strength.
Muscular cross sectional area is still the best predictor of strength and even though you can be much stronger than you look, you can also just be strong and look strong, and I don't think it flies in the face of SF teachings.