Why is 40-50 sets so funny? Takes me about 1.5 hours. Do 4 sets of everything, 10-12 exercises normally. I watch the second hand on the clock and rest 90 seconds almost exactly between sets.
Here's a normal chest/tri's day
4x8 Bench 195lbs (when I can complete the 4th set I move up...started at 145 when I first started working)
4x Body weight inverted handstand pushups against wall until failure
4x8 Incline bench
4x8 flat dumbell bench (70lbs each these days)
4x cable flys
4x pushups until failure (usually around 25 at this point after doing everything else)
4x dips until failure (usually around 20)
4x tricep pushdown
4x pec dec
4x seated dip machine (240lbs)
Maybe a short treadmill run after that of an 8 minute mile or something if I'm not completely burnt out.
I'm definately open to advice. I've always been small so I feel like the more time and sets I put in, the bigger I get. And going by my numbers of pullups and bench it is working to some extent- so say what you want, I've put in work and gotten some results at least. When I started you wouldn't barely even know if I flexed my muscles at all. Gotta drop some fat though and keep moving up. When I go I work HARD, no bs sets or anything.
Maybe I'm a beginner, but not a complete beginner just because I've been working my ass off for 4 months to put on a little muscle, even if my routine is misguided it is working to some extent. Bench is still going up, I get another rep every week or two, another pullup every week or two.
My diet is good except for all the drinking and going out/drunk food is completely wasting all my efforts during the week. I've gotta work on that period, but its no mystery just self control.
Anyway I'm open to suggestions. I'll throw in a leg day. I guess I'm so conditioned to doing this many sets that doing 30 sets feels like I'm just being lazy, guess I've gotta get out of that mode. Maybe that's why I'm afraid of doing legs, 40 sets of legs is straight up intimidating.
SO, throw me your best advice.
Pic is of me right after hitting the gym, so usually I'm smaller than that...