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A Little Help with My Schedule Please?


#1

Hi, so if anybody has noticed by reading my training log you can see I dont really have any goals set.

But I do now.
My goal is all round fitness, but when I'm in the gym I want to focus on full body strength and gaining a little muscle.

So, with my current circumstances, I'm only going to be able to hit the gym twice a week. Monday and wednesday.

I'm gong to start runing three time a week aswell.
What day I do this is all dependant on my work hours and days, as they vary weekly.
I'll do ..
a sprint session
a slow 5k session
and a 2 mile against the clock session.

seeing as I can lift only twice a week, How shall I schedule my routine? shal i do a lower body day and an upper body day, or shall I do two full body workouts?

Any advice would be appreciated :slight_smile:


#2

try a few weeks of each and pick which one you like better. there is no right or wrong split.


#3

Thanks for the injection of common sense... I'm severly lacking in it sometimes haha :slight_smile:


#4

If I were lifting two days per week, I would schedule a Squat/Press day and a Deadlift/Bench day. Like a Monday and Thursday type thing, can't really go wrong with that.


#5

I like the sound of that. Thanks


#6

Coach Dan John certainly reccomends the deadlift/bench combo as part of a 2 days lifting programme, sorry can't remember what he specified for the other day.


#7

This is an excellent reply, that is exactly what i would do as well.


#8

Ye, it sound great. Im going to do this but replace bench press with dips.

Thanks for the Advice.


#9

Where in the UK are you pg.?


#10

Near Luton, what about you?


#11

Also, do you think doing 5 sets of 5 is going to be enough, seing as I'm only going to be training heavy (Relativly) in the gym twice a week?

I'm going to be running 2 - 3 times a week and doing 2 bodyweight sessions at home on the other days, and greasing the groove with pullups everyday.