Thanks for all the help thus far, really appreciate it.
I was directed to the WBB1 routine, and have went through a couple weeks of it w/ a friend of mine, and we have tinkered a bit here and there each workout and this is what I have come up with. Right now I'm about 5'8 125 lbs, looking to get to about 140 lbs by the end of summer (my diet is on track as of now). Here is the routine
-Bench 3 x 8
-Incline 3 x 8
-Decline 3 x 8
-Weighted Dips 3 x 8
-Close grip press bench 3 x 8
-Seated tricep press 3 x 8
-Weighted chinups 3 x 8
-Seated dumbbell curl 3 x 8
-Preacher curl 3 x 8
-Seated shoulder press 3 x 8
-A hammer strength machine where it's similar to a shoulder press, but rather than pushing up, you are somewhat pushing out, I thought I saw it was called "military press" on the machine a while back, but now theres nothing listed on it. A friend told me that it works your shoulders, but i'm not sure
-Lateral raises w/ dumbbells 3 x 8
-Shrugs 3 x 8
-Hack squat 3 x 8
-Leg press 3 x 8
-Seated leg curl 3 x 8
-Seated calf raises 3 x 8
-Bentover barbell row 3 x 8
-Deadlift 3 x 8
-Hyperextensions w/ weights 3 x 8
How does this look to you guys considering my goals? (I am practically a newb, I worked out a bit a couple summers ago, but not with the knowledge I have now).
Some of the questions I have are:
1. How does the split itself look? Should I swap Wednesday and Friday so that biceps/shoulders are on Friday? Or is it ok the way it is right now?
2. The weighted dips I do are on the machine where you are standing up as opposed to being seated, is there a difference? Both machines are available, as in the seated weighted dips, and standing, but jw.
3. Is it ok to do hack squats instead of regular squats? If not I can try to do the regular squats, but I prefer the hack squats.
4. As far as the sets and reps go, I chose 3 x 8 for most everything, and I try to increase the weight for the next set and still try to do 8. If I can't do 8, I try to get as many as possible of course, 6 or 7. Should I stick with a given weight that will be hard for all 3 sets, or pick a weight that is fairly hard for the 1st set, a harder weight for the 2nd, and a very difficult weight for the 3rd?
5. Since I am free practically this entire summer (19 years old), I would ideally like to train as much as possible, but I know that is not wise since the gains are in large part b/c of rest. My question is I once saw a routine that would train the same muscle groups twice in the same week, I am not suggesting I double it up to 6 days a week so that everything is done twice within a week, that would be too much. But what if on lets say Saturday after legs/back I do chest/tris? And then of course go back to chest/tris on Monday, or would this not be adequate rest? The reason I ask is b/c I've been told and have read alot about how bench/incline/decline are so vital, and if possible, I would like to workout twice on these muscle groups.
I appreciate all the help everyone, means alot.