Alright this is my first post here, so it goes a little something like this:
I'm 6ft 1in, 155lbs, and have been lifting for around two years. I have read so much that I feel like I'm in information overload when it comes to designing the correct plan. I did stumble accross the 5X5 routine where I made the most gains (I made it up to 165 at one point) but then My weight gain stopped and I found myself getting stronger but not gaining more weight. I have sabbotaged myself by switching programs too often. I read one thing and do it for a month then switch to something else, etc...Well, darnit I'm sick of pussy footing around.
I've decided to do a version of the "Squats & Milk" program. I'm going to stay on it for 6 weeks and then go back to 5X5 for a month and then back to Squats & Milk etc... My main goal here is gaining size and strength. As it stands now I am a very cut 155, I get a lot of compliments. But that's not what I'm after. So, I was wondering if someone can take a look at my routine (below) for the squats & milk program and let me know what you think? Thanks in advance.
1 X 20 Breathing squats with 10RM
1 X 15 Stiff deadlift (normal fashion)
3 X 6-8 Bench Press
3 X 6-8 Shoulder Press
3 X 6-8 Bent over rows
2 X 8-10 Bicep Curl
2 X 8-10 Close grip bench
I plan on doing this workout 3 times per week. I am using the progressive overload theory. For example, when I can get all 3 sets of bench press at 8 reps each then I bump up the weight. I also (and have always) keep a strict workout journal via excel spreadsheets. I know diet is just as important as the routine itself. I already have all the knowledge I need in that department (I just need to follow through with it). I aim for 3K to 4K calories per day with 1 gram of protein per pound of bodyweight. Basically, what are your thoughts on the routine I designed above. Thanks!