Workin IT!

After seeing my brother’s post I am thinking that I am slacking in the gym.  When I was a teenager and really into lifting weights I was in the gym almost every day of the week.  It was my hangout.  Now, I am in the gym 3 days a week and have a simple routine that is finished in under an hour.

I have been following different routines since getting back into weightlifting in October of 2012.  All routines have focused primarily on compound movements and I have not been in the gym more then 4 days in a week.  I do not do any cardio as I have a crazy metabolism.  It seems I can burn more calories sleeping then most people can do walking.

I recently downgraded my routine from a 4 day upper/lower body split program to a 3 day 5×5 program that I have added a few isolation exercises onto.  Here is how my routine looks:

Workout A
Squats: 5 sets of 5 reps
Bench Press: 5 sets of 5 reps
Bent Over Barbell Rows: 5 sets of 5 reps
Pullups: 2 sets of 8 reps
Lateral Raises: 2 sets of 8 reps

Weighted Dips: 2 sets to failure
Workout B
Squats: 5 sets of 5 reps
Military Press: 5 sets of 5 reps
Deadlifts: 3 sets of 5 reps
Push Ups: 2 sets of 8 reps
Barbell Curls: 2 sets of 8 reps
Seated Triceps Press: 2 sets of 8 reps

I do workout A rest a day then do workout B then rest a day and repeat.

Though I know lifting is majorly important it seems that my body has reacted best to heavy lifting a few days a week.  I get a lot of muscle soreness so I like to rest.  Rest after working hard lets me know that my workout will fully be used to its advantage.  Eating takes a lot more time and effort to pull off then lifting.

-Daniel

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