I read through the massive BBB topic a bit and I decided to post because I actually started the program (6 day, might go to a 4 day).
Is anyone who is still/currently doing the program doing the 6 or 4 day variant? 6 days seems like quite a bit. I have just come off a 5 day program (chest, back, shoulders, legs, arms) coming to this and 5 days was great for me (until I started getting burnt out, I did not know about lowering my weight to that 80 or so percent zone and ramping back up <.<)
Currently I have flat bench, deadlift, back squat (might change for front squat, or box squat depending on how deadlifts go), calf raises, close grip bench, cable crunches, and seated military press for my lifts. My biggest question is, am I going to be able to keep up the deadlifts or should I change it to a bent over row or weighted chinups?
I guess to give perspective, I am fairly new (almost a year now, but only really started seriously in august. I’m 5’5, went from 115 to 142 atm, so I am not very impressive). It’s just that I started off with a lot of isolation stuff, talked to a guy at the gym (well he started talking to me, he’s a powerlifter getting back into competitions) and I decided to try my hand at more core lifts as well as switching my program. As a bit more info, I didn’t find the 5 day split to be overworking me until I kept going at max for 3-4 months when I noticed it and did not drop weight (I was gaining strength really well at one point and kinda thought it would keep happening)
If anything, should I just go for a lower/upper split, 4 days a week monday/tuesday thursday/friday?