I just registered a little while ago because this seems like a great site with a lot of knowledgeable people. Hopefully you all can give me some advice which will help me to be most efficient and gain the most results in the time that I have to work out.
Since about mid November, I got a bench press in my basement. Since then I have become estatic about working out and have been working out 4 times a week for an hour with it each time. I have never previously worked out and 2 of my housemates regularly work out with me on it and helped to show me some exercises.
Here is some info that might be helpfull:
I'm 19 - Played 2 sports (basketball and volleyball) throughout HS
I'm about 6'3 and in november weighed around 124. Extreamly lanky. However now I am about 135 and gaining weight. Everyone in my family is very tall (taller then me) and skinny.
In November I started out with just a bench press of 75 pounds and doing 3 sets for the first time about 5 - 4 - 4.
Now my routine looks like this.
Bench Press - 105 3 sets of 8 ( Just moved doing 6 - 5 - 5 )
Then Bench 95 3 sets of 8 ( usally get around 8 - 7 - 6) I go down 10 pounds for the work down sets.
After this I incline bench press 3 sets of 75. Just did 8 - 8 - 8 first time yesterday will move up to 80 tomorrow.
After this I do dumbell (is that how you spell it?) curls with 30 pound weights 3 sets of 8.
After my work out, I go upstairs and have a Whey protein shake with 2 scoops. I have one everyday.
Is this a good workout? Is there anything I can do that would be more efficient? I just have bench and dumbells up to 35.
I really want to deveop my upper body and hope that this is the best I can do to help me achieve what I want. I am seeing results in my chest, but maybe I can do more. Again, I just started working out a few months ago and love it. Thanks for reading and any advice you may have.