Morning Weight – 170lbs
- No workout today except for 100 pushups and some easy walking around the mall
Wrote a post on targeted muscle building earlier and today spent a good deal of time figuring out a routine to accomplish this task.
Nutrition was around 2000 calories a little bit lower since it was an off day. Saved some room for Olive Garden tonite for my dad’s birthday.
I have a new workout split that I’m pretty pumped about it, because it literally suits my style perfectly. I wrote this morning about wanting to increase the size of specific muscles. These areas are Back, Shoulders and Traps. These make a very high visual impact and something I really want to make bigger.
The problem with specialization programs though, is a lot of them take an all or nothing approach. Meaning the spilt focuses solely on Back, Shoulders and Traps with nothing else. But I still love doing certain exercises, such as Flat DB Bench, Squats and Deadlifts and don’t want to abandon those completely just to focus on 3 muscle groups.
So I want to combine Hypertrophy (muscle growth) workouts for the Back, Shoulder and Traps with other days focused on my favorite main lifts. Below is something I think is going to work real well.
- Su -Military Press/Dead-lifts /Flat DB Bench (5×5)
- M- Back/Shoulders/Traps/Arms Hypertrophy (4×8-12)
- Tu- Squats and INC DB Bench (5×8)
- W- Off
- R- Squats and Flat DB Bench Press (5×8)
- F- Backs/Shoulders/Traps/Arms Hypertrophy (4×8-12)
- Sa- Off
Three days dedicated to increasing strength in my favorite lifts, two days of hammering my back, shoulders, traps and arms to grow more and two days off. I cant wait to get started and I feel the results are going to look real nice.