I need some guidance for setting up a better routine.
Goals: Become a stronger/faster/agile ice hockey player while improving body composition and strength.
Scheduled Events: I play one hockey game on either Tuesday or Thursday night, and during the winter months another game on Saturday night. I also have practices on Wednesday and Friday mornings.
Due to this I usually do 2 or 3 gym workouts per week.
Monday Morning: Back/Biceps/Forearms
Tuesday Morning: Chest/Triceps/Abs
Thursday Morning: Legs
I usually end up skipping the leg workout on Thursday because my legs end up too sore to play hockey. If I have a game on Thursday or Saturday I would definitely skip the leg workout.
I don’t do any additional cardio besides hockey.
I need suggestions about how to incorporate good workouts into a schedule like mine, without effecting performance in my hockey games. I’d like to add some GPP to increase fitness level and agility, but I am not sure how to add it without overtraining.
Regarding improving body composition, I am tall (6’4’’) and I look skinny but I still have a high BF% (+/- 20). I weigh around 190 lbs. I am pretty weak considering I have been lifting for 2 years.
My diet is pretty good (except for the occasional binge), I eat a lot (+/-4000 cals per day) because of all the hockey but I never gain weight. I want to eat more but I know I shouldn’t because I still have a high BF%.
Thanks guys, I look forward to your input.