I’m suffering from reading so many different things, that I don’t know wtf is best for me. I keep going to different ‘plans’ about every 2 months or so primarily from boredom.
After reading a lot of different training programs, I honestly don’t know what is best. I don’t want to ‘over-train’ muscle groups by doing too many reps. I basically chose the amount of sets bc typically that is what I like to do. By the 4th set on just about any exercise, I’m pretty burned which I just like to ‘feel’. I chose the amount of reps per exercise, based on different items I have read from multiple spots. I chose the load % for the same reason. Most things that I have read advise lower reps closer to max for building strength and muscle size, over time. Which in the end is the goal.
I know I don’t understand enough to perform drop sets, super sets or items similar. I’m trying to follow a KISS method and just keep with normal sets. The exercises I chose, is based on what I prefer to do in the gym. I understand that some people get more out of this or that. I just want to keep motivated and keep going, so doing exercises I like makes hella more sense for that. There are so many different things that when you’re new-ish, everything you read seems like gospel.
I like comparing things to vehicles. I don’t want to be an 18 wheeler that is huge and has all the power to accomplish anything power based. I know I will never be a Ferrari that is sleek, sexy, and well designed through years and years of experience and meticulous attention to detail. I can be a fabulous resto-mod though; older, rounder, but with refined lines and power.
Below is what I am/was planning on going to. By my math, I’m looking at ~180 reps per muscle group. Should I train the groups with less reps and more frequency; i.e. 2 Chest days with ~180 total reps in those two days? Stick with the Push/Pull?
I was doing this before; it was more push/pull centric. When I reached the top of the reps of the exercise, I would add weight. For instance; Bench Press start @ 150, hit 8 reps, go to 160. If I couldn’t get the minimum, lower it.
Any and all help is appreciated. Like any map, there are hundreds of routes to take from Point A to Point B, but there has to be an efficient easy way to get there. That is what I believe I am trying to do.
Please, don’t rip me too much, but I can take a good healthy shot or two…