Hey everyone. I have been in the gym for about 2 years now. I started with a goal to get fit and drop some weight but as I got more serious into it I found I had a focus on getting stronger. I do a career where strength is a good thing to have on your side in hard times. I have also used the gym and gaining strength to distress from my job. I had to take some time off due to surgery and when I got cleared I decided I was going to do the starting strength program to get my numbers up. I started reading the book and doing the program and my numbers went up and I broke PRs that I never had hit before.
I posted frequently on forums and tried to get my form correct but it seemed like I wasn’t getting it right. I had been told by many people I needed to find a starting strength coach and looked into it a few times but every time I looked into it I couldn’t get help without spending $800 or more. Felling I was getting scammed I asked around about my form on another group forum and was offered some free coaching advice. I spoke with the guy and he has been helpful and even built a program but im a little confused by the program and worried its too much and that ill burn out or regress.
I was doing the 3 main lifts every other day- squat press DL one day than Squat bench DL the next workout. Now the program set up for me is a 4 day program. Day one is a circuit of shoulder and upper body movements, day two is legs focusing on a heavy squats. Day three is bench focused and some arm\chest exercises followed by the last day which is dead lifts and speed squats followed by some ab work.
My issue is the set up is strange to me and the recovery is a bit rough. Its a mon, tuesday, thursday, Saturday plan. With my lifestyle and work schedule the workouts can easily last an hour and a half and I don’t always have that type of time to put into a workout. I hate to bail on a program but I also know a program only works if its something that the person can get behind and stick with it. Am I missing something?