View Full Version : Doing it for ME.

06-15-2008, 01:14 PM
Hi Everyone,

I'm a 17 year old high-school student (5'11'' 168lbs) and I have been working out on and off for about ... 2 years I'd say. I've used my dad's workout program that he used when he was in his 20's and I'd say it worked for a long time. It consisted of Chest/Shoulders/-Triceps/Legs-Back/Biceps (A "-" indicating a change in the day) What did he do for legs? Run. That's all. No squats, no lunges, no nothing. I come to this site and I hear everyone SWEAR by the squat exercise, which I fail terribly at. I would like to change my routine to incorporate squats and dead lifts, with more *compound movements* (I think that is what they are called). I would like to stick to my schedule that keeps back and biceps together. Chest, shoulders, and triceps together. And legs on their own, if this is possible. I am not sure on a exact squat form, so I have a friend that knows how to do them very well and he is going to help me. For dead lifts, I am going to look at many videos and try to master it before I go and head into the gym for the large weights and end up hurting myself. I have had a rotator cuff problem and my doctor said I prob. shouldn't even be working out but I am doing physical therapy and it doesn't seem to hurt me unless I am doing bench/dumbbell presses (and I can do just about everything else) so I do not find a reason to stop completely.

Current Routine


BB Bench Press
DB Press
Machine Flies - Should I change to Incline Bench? Or Decline?
Lateral Raises
Military Press
BB Upright Row


Assisted Triceps Dip
Skull crusher
Pull down (rope,extend)


Seated Cable Row
Lat Pull down
DB Rows
DB Curls
Preacher Bench Curls

^Should dead lifts be incorporated?