Hey guys, new to the forum.
I have lifted only very little (in january) because all the other months after August I was wrestling in college and just did not have time. My biggest problem with lifting in the past besides nutrition is variating my workout. I want to workout for strength for wrestling. Here is what I’m doing now. (started last week)
Mon: Squat- 5 set 3 reps
Bench Press- 5 sets 3 reps
Bent-Over Row (overhand)- 5 sets 3 reps
Wed: Deadlift- 5 sets 3 reps
Push Press- 5 sets 3 reps
Pull Ups- 5 sets As many as I can (usually like one or two)
Fri: Same as monday
My trouble is that I do not really know much exercises to replace these exercises with. I only have like one different exercise. Squat, I have Front squats, and Im learning about Barbel Lunges, Deadlift I have sumo, but not much else for those and the others. I plan to switch routines every 3 weeks.
Also, does it matter what exercises I work in a routine. For example, front squats and sumo deadlifts work slightly different muscle groups than the regular squat and deadlift, so would I have to make a certain balance when I do a workout routine, just change the exercises?
Also, does it matter how heavy each set is. For example is it better to increase the weight by like 5 pounds each set (120,130,140…) or is it better to just make the weight heavy but around the same? (130,130,130)
On a side note, with barbel lunges, is each time you go down one rep, or when you go down once on each side?
Thats it all I have for now. I like this forum and have read some of the articles from the site. I hope to learn more from here. Thank you.