Hi, I'm a beginner and I wanted to start the following program:
Extra workout (i.e curls, plate shrugs, etc) nxm
The next time I do the workout I increase the reps by one. So, they all go up to 3x6. On my last rep I'll often go to failure. Each workout I add a rep (i.e. 3x7, 3x8, etc) and then when I hit 3x10 the next workout I add 5 lb and go back to 3x5. I plan to keep doing this cycle until I plateau on this program.
Just a quick point, I'm in the process of creating a home gym, but all I have is a 300 lb Olympic Barbell set, a bench and a barbell stand, which isn't connected to the bench so it allows me to do squats.
Here's the worst part of it all. I can't squat for shit. I simply lack the flexibility in the hips. I read the article Third World Squats (http://www.T-Nation.com/readArticle.do?id=1856085) and I can barely even squat like the guy in the business suit.
Assuming my program is okay, which I'm curious if you guys think it's fine. I'm wondering if I should even start it given that I have such horrible hip mobility. Should I spend my time just focusing on improving my hip flexibility first and then when it's decent start my program or should I start regardless?
Also, given my lack of flexibility will I ever be able to do a third world squat? If so, how long will it take tell I get to that level of flexibility.