After sticking with my diet and lifting routine for two months, I need to reevaluate what I'm doing (I think). I'm a total newbie as it's been at least 15 years since I last lifted with any regularity (and even then I had no clue what I was doing).
I've posted my workout routine below and would appreciate some feedback on it with the following questions in mind (*my only goal is to gain mass-please assume my diet is in order*):
1. I'm an ectomorph, should I be lowering my reps to 4-6 and increasing the weight (I've thought about going high reps one week, low the next)?
2. Should I add exercises to each body part or is what I have currently sufficient? Should I add more sets of the ones I have?
3. At this point (and like I say I'm impatient and am probably jumping the gun on this) I don't notice any growth and I'm wondering if I should switch to a two time per week workout for each muscle group (i.e. hitting the chest twice a week instead of once per week)?
4. Am I way too impatient and expecting changes too fast-stick with what you're doing for another month or two (note that I have had some good changes. . . body fat down 3.3%, addition of 3.5 lbs muscle, just no apparent size increase)?
Here is my workout:
Squats 3 x 8-10
Hack Squats 3 x 8-10
Leg Curls 3 x 8-10
Straight Legged Deadlift 3 x 8-10
Standing Calve Raises 4 x 8-10
Flat Barbell Bench Press 3 x 8-10
Low Incline Dumbbell Press 3 x 8-10
Dips 3 x 8-10
Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday
One-arm rows 3 X 8-10
Deadlifts 3 x 8-10
Barbell Rows 3 x 8-10
Shrugs 3 x 8-10
(No chin-ups because of FUBARed golfers elbow)
Narrow Grip Bench Press 3 x 8-10
French Press 3 x 8-10
Barbell Curls 4 x 8-10
Hammer Curls 3 x 8-10
Military Press in Rack 3 x 8-10
Seated Dumbbell Press 3 x 8-10
Upright Rows 3 x 8-10