*waits for the mad rush of people*
Ok I've tinkered quite a bit with my routine that I think I might as well do so at least once more.
I have read about westside training methods and some I agree with others I don't. My goal isn't just to lift as much as I can, or be as big as I can, so maybe that would be a place to start. What are my goals?
Right now I would like to drop a bit of weight but that will be a function of diet.
I would split my goals in the following three basic focus catagories:
Some of the techniques I see people doing using a westside routine simply aren't doable with my current facilities so I'll try to list those.
Reverse-hypers, glute-ham raise, and don't think i can do box squats, unless I "make" a box.
Other limitations are that I have always trained alone. Nobody really goes to my gym that I know around the same time or lifts as I do. I don't talk to others there so I won't be meeting any new training partners. I don't mind asking for a spot every now and then but I won't be comfortable asking every other exercise or something.
Ideally I can train 2-4 times per week. I generally train to failure in the 6-10 rep range dependant on exercise technique. I wouldn't want to spend more than 1.5 hours at a time in the gym.
Basically I'm looking for ideas. I'm not sure how easy some of the speed techniques are without a partner, if it's possible or not, depending on whether or not it's just doing reps as fast as you can or exploding, so I'd probably need someone to negate the inertial forces on, for example, a bench press.
I also train in martial arts if that has any bearing at all. So I will also be giving some additional attention to some of the smaller muscle groups such has hip flexors, abductors, etc.
My current regime is in my journal, which I'm not unhappy with, but feel like I could be doing more. I have pondered going back to push/pull 4 times per week alternating heavy/light days but haven't devoted enough time to think about it.