Bodybuilding Routine?

I’ve been doing starting strength recently I’ve seen increases in my strength but overall my physique hasn’t improved which is what really matters to me. Good bodybuilding routines I should run for size gains? because starting strength isn’t what I want and I just want somebody to push me into the right direction

There is a reason that this is in the Bodybuilding sticky:

[quote]johnny123 wrote:
I’ve been doing starting strength recently[/quote]
I disagree. You’ve been doing “Starting Strength without any squatting.” As was explained previously, this is makes a huge difference.

In your most recent thread, you said, “I started at 180 and now I’m at 191 seems a bit to much but surprisingly I can still see my top 2 rows of abs which is what I could see before I started running this…” You’re 6 feet tall, so I don’t know how you can think 190-something is “a bit too much” for your weight. It definitely isn’t. What’s your goal again?

You’ve gotten tons of suggestions in previous threads. Any of those will (still) do just fine.

You don’t know that, because you haven’t given it a fair shot. But that’s fine. Nobody has to do Starting Strength.

Dude, sit down, turn off the tv, and read this slowly, please:
You’re 16 years old, you get to the gym to lift a few days a week, and you eat pretty well. You are already going in the right direction.

You’ve started several new threads every single month for the past six months. Now, there’s nothing at all wrong with asking questions. It’s literally what this forum is here for. But, Johnny, your questions are pretty much all the same, time and time again. “How’s this training plan?” “Which program should I do?” “How’s my progress so far.”

Not to repeat myself too much, but you’re 16, man. You’ve got to keep the long term in mind. I totally know how hard that is though, but like I said in your “frustration” thread, you can’t compare yourself to other kids you see in the gym who might be bigger or stronger than you are right now. 10 or 15 years from now, if you do it right, you’ll end up in a great place and they’ll be burned out and on their way to getting slow, fat, and out of shape.

I’m not saying you shouldn’t fix your training. You should, definitely. You need to get your squat fixed ASAP because at this stage of the game, it’s important to have that foundational exercise. But the exact program you follow doesn’t make a huge difference in the grand scheme of things, because as you’ve been told before, everything will work for a while. After a while, try something/anything else, and that will work for a while.

For the last few months, you keep talking about “wanting to wait” before you start a bodybuilding program. I’m pretty sure people have called that idea crap before, but on the off-chance they haven’t, here, I will. That idea is crap. You do not have to “wait” to start a well-designed bodybuilding program. You now have official permission to train 100% like a smart, successful bodybuilder. 3-5 day split, a separate day for arms, leg extensions, pec-deck flyes, calf raises, the whole nine yards. Find and appropriate plan (don’t try to come up with one yourself) and follow it to the letter.

But… you have to keep eating well and you can’t get injured. Period. No strains, pulls, pinched nerves, whatever. (Not to get bogged down in details, but the easiest way to achieve this is to avoid hitting muscular failure at the end of any set.)

Like it or not, your health is number one priority, giving yourself more than enough quality nutrition is number two priority, following a well-designed program with balls-out intensity 3-5 days a week for the next 16 weeks without interruption is number three priority. Period. Done. End of sentence.

If you follow those three steps non-stop from now until January, and you don’t mindfuck yourself along the way by worrying about “that kid has a bigger bench” or “My upper chest is lagging” or any other small-time silliness, you’ll end up in a very good place. At that point, we can figure out the next step.

Thanks heaps where do I find good bb routines?

[quote]mr popular wrote:
There is a reason that this is in the Bodybuilding sticky:

I’m unable to do a five day split I can manage a simple 3day split

Push, Pull, Legs. Its almost too simple.


Deadlifts or Power Cleans
Barbell Rows, Dumbbell Rows, or Wide Grip Chins
Barbell Curls, Close Grip Underhand Chins, or Hammer Curls


Incline or Flat Barbell or Dumbbell Bench Press
Barbell or Dumbbell Shoulder Presses
Tricep Dips or Close Grip Bench Press


Front or Back Squats
Barbell or Dumbbell Stiff Leg Deadlifts
Calf Raises (3x12) - only if a seriously lagging bodypart
Weighted Crunches or Weighted Hanging Leg Raises (3x12)

simple 4 x 6 or 5 x 5 rep set range

[quote]johnny123 wrote:
Thanks heaps where do I find good bb routines?[/quote]
You so missed my point. So much. So very, very much.

“Unable”, how exactly? You’re at the time in your life where you have less responsibilities and more free time than you ever will. Do you have a part-time job while taking college-credit courses, I’m not sure how you can’t fit in an hour of exercise 4 or 5 days a week.