Thanks man for the advice I appreciate it! I just want to pick something that I can just pick now and just stick to for the next 1 year. Based on the logs I've seen here, its seems there is not too much exercise variation. Just squats (front or back), presses, pulls, abs, and then once those are taken care of anything else is extra.
Do you think it's smart to have a "program" to follow or would it better for me to do something 3x a week that has just a
- another pull
And just keep trying to do better each workout.
Then in week 2 just try to do more reps or add more weight to whatever i do? So sometimes I use DB bench or military press but make sure to keep a log of it so the next time I get back to that exercise I try to beat what I did last time?
Or is it better for me as a complete novice to just follow a "rigid" program that I just go and do. Like for the first year I just use a barbell and bodyweight exercises only and then after 1 year then I can add DBs and some other exercises?
Don't you need to switch up exercises constantly so your muscle gets "confused" or is that not even a real thing?
Sorry for all the questions but working out just seems like it's so complicated. I'm sure it's not as complicated as I feel it is.
Even in breakdancing you just stick to a few basics and keep doing them until you get really good at it before adding anything new or variations. For examples you start off with a basic windmill. Once you can do windmills very well then you can add variations and other moves. This in a sense sets your foundation.
I'm sure that's why a lot of these 3 day programs I see only have 4-7 total movements per day and they seem to be repetitive. All I see is squats/lunges, bench/overhead press/dips, deadlifts/rows/chinups, and some abs. Is that all I really need for my first year training?