I’ve been going to gym for a year, yet I consider myself a beginner. I am 6’1 (186cm) and 196pounds(89kg). I recently lost 37pounds(17kg) while going to gym 3 times a weeek, and running 3 times/week. I’d say that I’m at around 20% BF now. My lifts are as follow:
Squats: 190lbs(95kg) 5x5
Bench Press: 143lbs(65kg) 5x5 - I really suck at this
OHP: 88lbs (44kg) 5x5
My goal is to reach 10-12% BF
So, my question is this: Should I even try a PPL or Upper Lower routine if I can only go at gym 3 times/week?
I’m trying to find a good workout routine that will help me put on some muscle without having to give up cardio.
Eventually, if going 4x/week would increase my results in a much faster time than 3x/week, then I could possibly give up one day of cardio in favor of this.
These are the options I think I have at the moment:
- Since my lifts are low, I could just follow a full body workout routine 3 times week. This will allow me to also run 3 times/week. But is this the best choice for my situation?
- I could follow Upper/Lower or PPL 3 times a week. I’ve read that PPL is not exactly designed for 3 times/week and the gains will be minimal.
- I could give up one cardio day and do PPL/upper lower 4 times a week. I’m sure this would be much better than option 2, but is it better than option 1?
So, what do you guys think? I would appreciate your input.