18 years old, I started the gym this time last year and have gained around 30 pounds, mostly muscle because I naturally had a lean body, I’m 6 foot and 175 pounds. Messed around with different routines a lot because I never found or made one I liked. Only recently made this upper lower/cardio split because I’m training for the armed forces and I like it but wanted to try and improve it so I came here for advice. My routine is as follows.
Upper body - Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
All exercises done for 4 sets of around 6 heavy reps except pull-ups and pressups which are as many sets as possible to failure.
Overhead barbell press
Incline dumbbell press superset with dumbbell rows
Dips superset with push-ups
Lower body - Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Focusing on strength and mostly cardio.
Deadlifts (4 sets of 6 heavy reps)
HIIT (sprints, elliptical or doing sets on the prowler loaded with 50kg.)
Trying to go for an aesthetic, yet strong and functional body due to the demand of being in the military. Diet is okay, eating plenty of protein and carbs but I don’t prep meals much or focus on the food being good quality although it mostly is just because of my preference in food. I don’t focus too much on building huge legs because I’m your typical gym bro who likes to skip leg day but never cardio. As long as I can run for miles and have a good upper body I don’t mind what my legs look like.
Anybody got anything to add or change about my plan? Would love some advice from advanced lifters