View Full Version : Rate my workout routine

05-06-2008, 08:16 PM
I'm posting this to ask if I should move any exercises around or add/remove exercises.

I'm training for strength in Bench press and increasing my clean and jerk
I won't have access to bumper plates for a couple months so this is what I came up with for a training program.

Any input would be very much appreciated.

Day 1
Bench press 5x5
Incline bench 3x5
close grip bench 3x5
Standing military press 3x5
Shrugs 3x10

Day 2
Front squat 5x5
Back squat 3x5
Deadlift 3x5
lat pull downs 3x10
hammer curls 3x10
concentration curls 3x10

05-06-2008, 11:31 PM
I'm no expert, but it seems to me that you have way too many pressing movements in your day 1 workout. Maybe pick two of them and supplement them with some isolation exercises as accessory work to bring up any specific weaknesses you might have, be it shoulders or triceps.

05-06-2008, 11:45 PM
Yeah, too much pressing. You planning on repeating Day 1 and Day 2 again that week? If so, break up those workouts into 4 days.

Additionally, if your traps are sore from day 1, deadlifting on day 2 is not gonna be fun...

Do you NEED bumper plates to clean? Or jerk, for that matter?