I hear a lot of people say that a full body routine is better and that most beginners should only work out 3 times per week? Why is this? I have been doing a 5 day split and I have seen good gains.
Here is what I am currently doing:
Chest(Bench, Incline DB, Pec Dec, Cable Cross Overs .16 sets)
Legs(Squats, Leg Press,Leg Ext, Stiff Leg Deads, Leg Curl. 17 sets)
Shoulders(Mil Press, Arnold Press, Lateral Raise, Reverse Fly, Shrugs, Smith Upright Row.18 sets)
Back (Seated Row, Deadlift, Bent over Row, Wide Pull up, Lat Pull Downs.15 sets)
Arms(Tri Pushdowns, Close Grip Bench, Barbell/Dumbbell Curl, Tricep Extensions, 12 sets Triceps, 12 sets Biceps)
Any thoughts? I really enjoy my routine but if something Like starting strength would be more advisable that is something I would be willing to change. I have been lifting 9 months, this is the third routine I have down in that time.
Edit:Diet is my strongest point. Dropped from 240 to 180 in the past 9 months, Probably want to get my body fat down to the 8-10 range and then start a bulking.