my workout consists of..
monday+thursday= chest, triceps
tuesday+friday= biceps, back, shoulders
for my first sets i usually do weight in which i can do at least 10-12 reps. second set 7-8 reps, and third set 3-5 reps. i do this for almost all my exercises.
i am wondering if it would be better to have one week where i lift heavier doing like 3 sets of 5-7 reps for each exercises and the following week doing 3 sets of 10-12 reps for each exercise.
So my question is should i stick with my routine i am doing now or should i try the new one????
i am just looking to try and change things up so any suggestion on other routines or critisism on mine would be great.
A good routine should have one lower body exercise for each upper body exercise. Your ratio is probably something like 4:1, seeing as you have four upper body days and one lower day. Correct that first and then worry about rep ranges after.
heres how i like to think of it, its a very old school approach.
60% of your total mass is in the lower body, therefore, you should have 6 lower body for every 4 upper, 5-3, 4-2, and so on.
right now im using more of a 50/50 if you factor in sets.
try an upper/lower split, they work fantastic.
2000 or bust