I decided to once again modify my routine. I’m really having a hard time finding something I enjoy enough to get motivated to do each time I go. After finding some time in my now very busy schedule I decided that a 3 day Upper/Lower Split would be best. There a few reasons for this:
- 2 workout days take place on the weekend; 1 on workweek
- More rest time
- Higher frequency for upperbody muscles and less for legs
- Barbell Bench twice a week
- These sessions burn more calories than split routines
- Less f*ckarounditis
- Lifting for 3-4 sets of 6-8 reps is where I like to stay most of the time
Pretty basic routine, but it leaves me feeling awesome after and really doesn’t take that long. I’ve also been doing 50 chinups everyday. My biceps and upper traps have been pretty sore as a result. Usually do 20 in the morning, 20 at lunch and 10 at night. Still been doing no cardio, but may do 30 minutes a couple times a week on my rest days.
I just honestly can’t get into standard bodybuilding training anymore. I just don’t like it. A workout of changing it up is cool every now and then, but to consistently do it just isn’t my style anymore. I mean spending an hour on one body part just seems to be a huge waste of time and at the moment, I dont have a whole lot of spare time.
My weight is still hanging around the low 170’s. I dont burn a lot of calories at the moment, because most of my day consists of sitting. Kind of annoying from a scale weight perspective. I do eat a lot of salt though, because I tend to eat lower carbs. Never a good idea to both low sodium and low carb unless you want to feel like your on the verge of death. Trust me its not fun. Picture how massive dehydration would feel and very low blood pressure and you would have a pretty good idea haha.
I may do some cardio of a max of about 30-40 minutes after work just to get in some more calorie burning, while leaving calories about the same as they are now.
Strength in the gym is good though. Squats are up to 250lbs for 5 reps and Bench is about 200lbs for 5 reps. I plan on benching twice a week and really starting to get strong on it. Since my weekend is straight lifting, I do plan on eating much more than I usually do on Saturday and Sunday.