I've been strength training for years, and have made a recent move to add more total body exercises, and leg exercises to my workouts (adding Cling & Press, Straight Leg Dead Lift, Hamstring Curls, Lunges, and Squats).
As an aside, back in the day I was a soccer player and raced bicycles. My legs were always my biggest muscle group, and I always lifted with the idea of getting my upper body to match my lower body. Aside from Calve Raises, never did any leg work. That said, over the last three years, I've I started losing a lot of that mass, and want to get it back. I've been so accustomed to having huge legs, that I cannot go without them.
After I started tweaking these workouts, my "A" workout has become pretty easy compared to my "B" workout.
Here is my A Workout (which is fine):
Straight Leg Dead Lift (5 sets of 12)
Clean & Press (3 sets of 12)
Hamstring Curls (3 sets of 12)
Seated Row/One Armed Row (as a superset) 3 sets of 12
Biceps 6 sets of 12
Triceps 6 sets of 12
Misc. Core Exercises
My B Workout is where I run out of motivation.
Reverse Lunge/ Forward Lunge (as a super set) 3 sets of 12
Squats (3 sets of 12)
Leg Extension (4 sets of 12)
Flat bench 5 sets of 12 and Decline bench (3 sets of 50)
Shoulders (Lateral Raises, Reverse Flys, Cubans, etc.) Combined as a "Quad Set" 4 sets of 12
Dumbell Shrugs 65lb dumbells: 3 sets of 65
Calves (4 sets)
The point is that I find myself wanting to take a break midway through my B workout (before I begin the bench). Yesterday, I did the bench first, but I found that I didn't have the intensity in my squats and leg extensions. The B workout seems harder.
Sometimes I wonder if I should make a "C" workout that would consist of Lunges, Squats, Quad, Ham, SLDL, Clean & Press, and Calves. The only problem is that I workout 3 times every 6 days (every other day).... so if I added a C workout, I would only be hitting the same body parts once every 6 days instead of once every 4 days. Can I make the same gains by lifting one time every 6 days?
The other thought was to switch the an exercise in the B workout to the A workout, but which one?
Your thoughts would be appreciated.