I have been training at a small gym in my hometown for three months now on a full body program that the gym owner set up for me. My goal is to build muscle. Now he is putting me on a 4 day body part split. I have learnt a lot by reading through T-Nation the past few months and I was wondering what you guys would think of the new program.
you are doing 5 exercises two with the same motion pattern (fly) and you have dips last. dips should be a secondary exercise and flys are usually done at the end to pump blood into the area and fully tax the muscle. if you look at most of the big guys on this forum, they generally do two primary lifts for chest and then a fly movement or something like that (not always but its common). 3 exercises is enough, you can honestly say you are going to be busting ass on your 4th and 5th exercise? doubtful.
your back day is a mess too. after pull downs and bent over rows do you really think you are going to be able to eek out even 1 pull up? let alone 3 sets of 12? drop exercises are rearrange.
good for you. this guy is clearly a beginner and needs to set things up in a way that he can progress week to week. if he does dips at the end of his workouts it might be hard for him to add a significant (significant is the key word) amount of weight to his top set week after week. if he does it when hes fresh he can make decent progress on it, after all its a good move for adding mass. whereas if he puts something like flys last, its not so imperative for him to add significant chunks of weight every week, just flush the chest with blood and fatigue the chest fully.