What would be the best split that would allow me to work out 3-4 consecutive days a week? I travel for work almost every week and most of the time its out in the boonies with no gym access so I need a split where I can work out every day that I am in town or have access to a gym on the road.
I am currently using Rippetoe's Starting Strength so I don't think I would benefit by squatting heavy and working my back heavy 4 days in a row. My current stats are Bench: 205x5 Dead: 295x5 Squat: 275x5.
These are the options I think I have:
Stick with S.S. even on consecutive days
Any suggestions, routines, alternatives, etc would be greatly appreciated.
4 consecutive days? I'm working a 4 day split right now, once a week. I go Maximal Effort everyday when lifting.
Day 1: Chest/Tris
Day 2: Quads and Hams
Day 3: Back/Biceps
Day 4: Middle Delts/Traps/Calves
You can do Triceps and Biceps on the upper body days if you want to.
I'd use the BFS for the squat, bench, deadlift, and military press
Week 1 5x5
Week 2 5x3
Week 3 5, 3, 1
Week 4 10, 8, 6
For everything else I'd use 3-4x10
Thanks a lot, I am going to start this tonight!
Rhodes split looks real good, the only issue you might have is recovery near the end, easy way to get around that is NOT going to failure too much.
I've done something similar before (cause of work like you) and Had nice results
Best Meet @ Lifts@181:...............Best gym lifts
Squat...- 403..........................Squat....- 395 w/belt
Bench...- 303..........................Bench....- 300....Paused in meet - 281
Deadlift.- 503.....Unofficial 513...Deadlift..- 490
Total....- 1,203...IPF Class II......All done raw, Touch'n go bench
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