I'm really busy so it's hard to fit in working out during the week. I recently started back up again with the mindset that I won't be making my maximum potential gains, but I will hopefully still gain some muscle. Here is my routine. What I want to know is if this is enough to stimulate decent muscle growth. If not, I will change it up.
Day 1 Chest/Tri
3x (6-8) Flat bench
3x (6-8) incline dumbbell press
2x (6-8) weighted dips
3x (6-8) sets skullcrushers
3x (8-10) weighted abs
Day 2 off
Day 3 Back/Bi
3x 6-8 weighted pull ups
3x 6-8 seated rows
2x 6-8 dumbbell rows
4x 6 deadlifts
3x 6-8 curls
3x (6-10) shrugs
Day 4 off
Day 5 Legs/ Shoulders
4x (6-8) squats
3x " leg press
3x (6-10) calf raises
4x (6-8) arnold press
3x (6-8) lateral raises
Day 6 off
Day 7 Cycle repeats with day 1(chest/tri) or asap
*sometimes i take two days off in between days because of work that I have to do, but I try to work out regularly*
The workouts last from 45-60 minutes. I try to stay intense and get the most out of every lift, but sometimes I slip and I'm not so focused. I try.
I'm wondering if this workout is good enough for me to get stronger and bigger if I'm eating right and sleeping right.
if you know it's not good, why are you doing it?
I know it's not the best, but this is what I'm doing now due to time constraints. I'm hoping that it will be enough to get me stronger and bigger.
My routine looks similar and I made huge gains. I do deadlifts first in my back routine and I do standing over head presses for my shoulders.
6' 1" 225lbs 24 years old
Starting a serious cut.
A three day routine is enough to make good gains. That routine is a lot better than many that are posted on this site, although it could use a little work.
I'd limit my workouts to 3-4 major movements and then a couple sets of accessory work.
Jorge, are you saying I saying I should shorten my workouts? Does anyone else have any input?