I’ve been training for a bit over year now, during which time I had okay gains in strength and size but nothing super impressive (unfortunately my body falls in the “skinny fat” category, 5’9" at about 155-160lb).
I’ve heard great things about the 5x5 programs out there so I thought I’d give it a shot. I like the full body routines, I got my best results while I was on a full body routine in the past. But my concern is overtraining vs under-training, specially the arms seeing as how I have noodle arms to begin with. Is it possible to do a 5x5 with special focus on the arms but without overtraining? If yes then is what I have here enough?
here is the routine I was thinking of going with.
Declined Bench Press (5 x 5)
Squat (5 x 5)
Renegade Rows (5 x 5)
Dumbbell Shrugs (3 x 8-6-4 30second rest between sets)
Clean and Press (5 x 5)
Weighted Pull ups (5 x 5)
Barbell Curls (3 x 8-6-4 30second rest between sets)
Saxon side bend (2 x 10)
Bench Press (5 x 5)
Bent over Rows (5 x 5)
Deadlift (5 x 5)
Weighted Bench Dip (3 x 8-6-4 30second rest between sets)
Turkish Getup (2 x 8)
The idea is that it would be a full body workout every time but with slightly different exercises used each time.
Should I be doing more for my arms?
Also wondering if I should add squats to the last day too incase the clean and press on Wednesday isn’t enough.
Any help would be appreciated.