I have a, hopefully, fairly simple question. I want lose weight and preserve whatever muscle I may have. I don’t really expect to gain any muscle mass. My day to day schedule means I can only be in the gym Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Weekends and Wednesdays won’t work unfortunately.
I would like to do 5/3/1 because it fits in well with my schedule. I read, however, from Jim Wendler’s website that a 3 day full body routine is preferred for beginners. So finally my question: even if it’s not preferred, would one of the 4 day splits from the book suit a beginner if I started with lower weight or even an empty bar until my form is solid?