Thanks, thats useful critique.
Yeah, I'd use the modified one after the critique from J.Moran.
Imho there seem to be guys who react very well to doing mostly compound lifts, while others progress better when isolating every muscle.
From what little experience I have my body seems to react fairly well to compound lifts, especially the triceps - hence why I'm not isolating them yet (I'm aware that this may change over time and then I'll have to add some isolating exercise for triceps).
Calves are another muscle group that I'd like to observe before isolating it. If they wont grow from squats alone, I'll certainly be isolating them (I remember theres a few "calves to cows"-programs in the article section on here).
About the only 1 exercise for chest and only 1 vertical + 1 horizontal pulling exercise thing... so you'd suggest doing chest + vertical & horizontal pulling twice a week?
I can see how that'd make sense, given that I'm already squatting twice a week I might just as well work my chest and back with equal intensity so it'll be balanced, right?
Not too sure about what exercises to choose for this then though.
I suppose you'd advice against just benching, rowing and doing pullups twice a week?
Also, I'd not be sure about the risk of elbow tendinitis when doing bench rows and pullups twice a week - already had elbow tendinitis two times in the last 5 years (from other sports). Hurts like fuck and lasts for at least 3-6 months, last time only healed over since 3 months ago too.
Equipment available in my home gym:
- Pull up bar
- EZ Bar
- Bench wich can be set up as a flat, multiple incline positions and as a seated bench with back rest
- Bar rest/safety for barbell benching (keeps the bar from crushing my chest/throat if I'll ever fail an attempted PR, its also from where I start my bench... so this means the barbell starts from the low position instead of from the high one, I can't imagine this being a problem tho.)
- Squat rest/safety (same thing as with the Bench, this means I start from the low position)
- About 400 kg (= ~900 lbs) of weights... suppose I'm set for a while.
"What the fuck does that even mean?? How is it "extreme" to train all of your muscle groups adequately?"
Its not extreme to train all of your muscle groups adequately, but according to a lot of the coaches on this site for beginners compound exercises work fine for that.
I'm obviously not opposed to isolating muscles - It just doesn't look to me like theres a need to "isolate & exterminate" every single muscle right from the beginning in a lifters training to train them adequately. But I'm aware that theres more than 1 school of thought on this...
"why are you brushing off the advice being given by more experienced members?" Err what?
1.) Last I've checked I did use the advice given by J.Moran.
2.) I'm not "brushing off" the advice given by gregron. I've explained I can't do those workouts due to not having access to a gym and asked whats so bad about my workout since going by my knowledge so far it should have a decent deal of "good" things.
"I would definitely echo the suggestion to do one of the routines from Kingbeef's thread if you want to begin bodybuilding." Bodybuilding isn't quite my goal. (Yeah I know... another one of these "functional strenght" guys! Ugh! :P)
More strength (useful for my martial arts training), added mass (= more power behind punches, etc) and increased health are my main goals... tho I certainly do care about looks, I wouldn't call what I'm doing bodybuilding.
Got it. Thanks for the example!
Variety, okay such as what? Incline bench? Some more dumbbell exercises?