In a few months from now I want to go on the 5/3/1 for beginners routine. I want to stick with this routine until I can do 5 sets of 20 reps of push ups, chin ups, dips, inverted rows, lunges and maybe pull ups also. If you know the routine you’ll know that you do three body weight exercises in 5-10 sets for 50-100 reps after the fsl lifts.
This should last me 2-3 months, maybe more until I reach this goal. Il then probably progress to 5/3/1 BBB.
Before I start this routine, I really want to get my bench and overhead presses up so that they are on the same level as my squat and deadlift.
5 feet 9 inches
18 years old
Squat: 224 lbs
Deadlift: 235 lbs
Bench: 121 lbs
Overhead: 88 lbs
Even though I am still weak, I prefer to not start the 5/3/1 until I have alittle better bench and overhead presses since 5/3/1 has a very slow progression.
I looked at starting strengths and the Texas method, but they both put more favour into the squat and deadlift.
Which program can I do that puts more focus into increasing strength on the upper body lifts?
(I did post a workout plan about 1 week ago in paul Carter’s group, that is a program that I can do now in a limited gym while I am studying abroad, so please ignore that)