Hello everyone, just want to say that this is a fantastic website and is extremely helpful. I just got over a surgery and the down time made me realize how much I enjoy my good health and want to improve it even more. So i’m cleaning up my diet and throwing in running, biking, and lifting. I am a bit rusty and have a few questions, any help would be greatly appreciated.
I am going to be lifting three days a week. My breakdown will be something of this nature:
is this a proper grouping? Should shoulders be with biceps and chest with triceps?
Also how many different lifts should be done, Should the breakdown be 5 shoulder exercises and 5 bicep exercises?
Also is it best to do 3 sets of 10, 4 sets of 6 or is there another breakdown thats smarter?
Should I start with my weights lighter and add weight with each set? Or start heavy and end light? Or should I lift the same weight each set on that specific day?
The three supplements I eventually will add are:
Metabolic Drive protein shake
any comments on these supplements, I read up on them and they sound excellent.
Also are protein bars something that should be in your diet? If so what’s a decent brand?
Ok last question, I swear.
Now lets say if shoulders and biceps are a proper combination to lift on the same day. What exercises should I do specifically? (like I said im very very rusty)
Same goes with legs/back, chest/triceps, what exercises should I be doing on those days as well? Also what can I add in from time to time so I don’t plateau?
Thank you very much for any help you can offer, I know this is rather longwinded, but I could really use the help.