heey. A chat with a PT at my gym today left me feeling confused about my routine. He was saying something about not leaving enough recovery time and how it would negatively impact on my gains. Im a drug free lifter, been lifting for a while on-off. However only recently about month or two i have drastically improved my diet, consistency in exercise and making sure i get enough sleep.
So my question is, is the following routine too much for my body to recover from, to get optimal gains from my workouts?
Mon: rack deads
pull ups (or pull downs)
3 core exercises
Wed: overhead press
close grip bench
db hammer curl
This is one ‘cycle’ which gets repeated. As for set/reps, i alternate between cycles so one would have 4 sets of 4-6 reps and other would have 3 sets of 10 reps. Also every cycle i change the emphasis from one antagonistic muscle to the other. So for chest/back, one cycle i’ll do one (2 or 3 if im feeling food) more exercises for chest and next cycle one or two more for back. Same with legs/abs and shoulders/arms.
Iv been doing this for about month and a bit now and i feel great, always try to either get out more reps then last time or add more weight. What you guys reckon? Should i put in extra off days or cut out some exercises or as they say “why fix it if it aint broken?”