I have been doing the starting strength 5x5 for a while and droped a couple inches I stayed the same weight but much stronger.
now I aquired a job in a scrap metal yard that has alot of heavy lifting.
bending picking up 100 - 150 pound rolls of copper wire. carrying them about 50 yards and then tossing them over head into a dumpster.
same with alot of odd sized stuff and some things weighing excess of 200 pounds.
like a/c compressers filled with used oil weighing 150-200 pounds and are compleatly round with no place to grab.
I lift as much as i can without help becuase I want to be strong as hell and want my co-workers to say wow that dude is a machine.
I only have 2 days a week to work out not 3
days are monday and tues.
I work early morning weds so no time to recover so I was thinking
sunday night after work,lower body. (back is already worked out from work them deadlifts and squats are really fuctional lifts)
Monday night upper body
sleep all day tuesday
was thinking simple,an a/b split with bench and standing overhead press
and squats and deads on different days
I would do rows both days or would it be better to do squats and deads both days
and rows on the upper body days
and on these days I kind of feel like I just should go untill failure with lifts or should I stick with a routine like 5x5 or 8x3 or whatever.