Hey everyone, in a little bit of a rut right now in regards to my weight lifting routine.
I've been weight lifting for almost 6 months now. Basically I never got any professional tips, but instead kind of just made my own routine up.
Until recently I would do an exercise...let's just say arm curls. I would do 20-30, move on to another exercise, do about 20-30 of those, and do that with about several more exercises. Then basically I would start all over again, and basically just go in a rotation with all of my exercises, until by the end of my workout I will have done 60-90 on every exercise, depending on which it was.
Recently though i've been observing others at the gym, and noticed that i'm really the only one that does that. Everyone else seems to just do about 40-50 of one workout and then move onto the next and be totally done with the previous workout for the rest of the workout.
So my question, is which is better? I've noticed plenty of results with the first one, so I know it was working, but was wondering if the second option is better for building muscle? Because I don't want to downgrade by any means.
Since i've started the second one, i've upped my weight on almost every exercise just so I'm struggling to lift by the time I get to my 50th one.
Sorry if my explanation was a little confusing, but that's about as best as I can explain it.
Overall I want to be semi-big, but mostly cut. I really only want to be about 180, maybe 190 at max. I'm at 170-173 now, seems to go up and down every time I weigh myself..
Use sets and reps.
That's my advice.
I'd go something like 3 sets of 10-12 if you wanna go high repetitions. 90 reps has potential for overtraining...
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