Also, is my workout routine good? Could it be that my body can't recover from full body workouts 3x a week? If so, I was thinking of doing a push/pull split. Ideas?
I weigh about 200lbs. I guess I could always eat more protein (if nothing else, add a shake to each meal).
after reading around and thinking about my general stress levels (grades at school have actually been slipping because it's getting rough, finantial stress also), I'm going to go with a Push/Pull workout.
I hate switching routines. I have been paralysed by analysis for nearly a year. I think I also have pretty poor recovery. I started Rippetoes at one point, believ it or not, but I burned out in 3 weeks. So I thought it might be because of the lack of rep variation or something. Anyway, I know think that a Push/Pull split (with 3-4 days of rest for each muscle group) would work better.
Not that I am not looking for a 'magic bullet'. I know that there is no magic program. Instead this is a question from recovery. I also know that my body doesn't handle failure training very well (a problem on the Rippetoes was that I was very quickly struggling with adding weight to the bar and was dipping into failure).
So I've talked for long enough. This is what I had in mind. Basic. To the point. Something I can progress from for a long time without having to change again.
DL variation (what would be best here? SL maybe?)
All done with 3 x 5-10. Maybe 3 x 5-8. I don't think it matters. I think I should just add weight when I feel like I should, and add reps when I feel it would be better.
I would alternate this Monday-Wednesday-Friday. Each muscle would thus get hit 3x every TWO weeks (and not ONE week).
Inputs would be appreciated.
I know I am probably getting on a lot of people's nerves with these posts. I am sorry. I feel like I am so close to finding a way to progress but I just can't nail down a proper balance of frequency and recovery.