It will be difficult TM, not just because your in the gym, but also because your peers will make fun of you. Mike himself was bullied and pick on quite a few times in Golds Gym Venice were he trained his clients (by some big name pro bodybuilders and onlookers), he was even physically attack on a couple of occasions. I've had people make fun of me too. (despite the fact i was making progress) Think of it like this, most people used to think that the world was flat, of course nature and science proved them wrong! The body does not adapt because of an individuals wimm to train x number of times per week, it happens because of BIOLOGICAL NECESSITY. As Francis Bacon once stated "Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed".
Looking at the routine mods, its better as it more condense, if in doubt, K.I.S.S TM...
if you prefer a 3 way split, here's a modified consolidated version or Mikes Heavy Duty One program, i made good gains on this (though i didn't squat or DL for reason's mentioned previously, i used LP and weighted back extension instead)...
Workout A Chest / Shoulders / Triceps
1. BB, D-B or Machine Incline Press
2. D-B or Machine Lateral Raise
3. Weighted Dips
Workout B Pull
1. Underhand Weighted Chins or Pulldowns
2. Machine, BB or D-B Row
3. D-B or Machine Bicep Curl
Second cycle do
3. Underhand Chin or Pulldown
1. Squat or Leg Press
2. Calf Iso work (seated, standing or calf press on the leg press) -use seated or calf presses on the week you squat
3. Static AB Crunch (watch 26 minutes in) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekJtCzRnD7E
. (This will engage the Abs to a greater level than the Weighted Sit-Ups
4. Grip /forearm iso work (optional)
*On the week/cycle you perform DL's, use the leg press in w/o c, and on the week/cycle you squat, use the curl in w/o b. This is so your the low back isn't being over worked.
if you want to train 3 days a week on such a program, do not employ set extenders or high stress techniques, just perform one one set to failure (after a low rep warm-up set or two), and in the case of the Squat and DL, train to just before failure for safely reason's.
1. The workouts above are abbreviated, this will allow you to maximize the intensity of effort.
2. Keep a training journal, and focus on increasing moving up in weight, reps or both on every movement of every workout (while still maintaining good form and rep cadence. IF YOU DON'T MAKE PROGRESS IN LEAPS AND BOUNDS IN THIS WAY RIGHT OF THE BAT, YOUR OVERTRAINING, remember i said Mike had to reduce the volume and frequency of certain clients to just 2-3 sets once every 7-10 days before they made ANY progress in term's of strength and size increase.
3. When your progress does begin to slow up with the above routine (this could take weeks or moths), take a week or two off training.
4. On your return to the gym, begin to insert an extra rest day or two between workouts. (you'll see you'll begin making progress in leaps and bounds again)
5. When your progress slow's down again (again this could take weeks or months), take another one to two week layoff, and on your return begin training just once every 4-7 days, however its here you can begin to sparingly insert deep inroading "high stress" techniques such as rest pause and static holds.
Other than that, adjust your calories to a relevant amount based on what your trying to achieve, and there's no need to supplement your diet with additional "recovery enhancers", they will make minimal difference.
Let me know what you think:)