I’ve just recently taken upon the task of getting in the best shape of my life. At 24, I’ve only been in what regular people would consider “good shape” for the first couple of years of uni, but a long term relationship and a bunch of excuses later, I found myself at 185 at 5’10".
I have spent the last 2 months working a very simple 5x5 full body program 3 times a week just to get back into it (rippletoe), working on form and the habit of going to the gym as a necessity- rather than a burden. Now I am wanting to switch over to this split program and would like you guys to critique it!
I’ll mention that I’m not doing this split because I’m lifting “huge amounts”-- rather that I understand how important leg work is to gaining muscle mass and not wanting to be too sore and slow for hockey games… I have to stagger it.
Monday - Upper, Hockey (Game) PM
Tuesday - Lower
Wed - HIIT 45 minutes
Thurs - Upper, Hockey (Game) PM
Fri - Lower
Sat/Sun - Medium distance run/hockey practice (90 minutes or more, moderate intensity cardio), other day off.
So far I have these exercises as the core:
BB Bent-over row/ DB Row
BB Squat / Front Squat
My goals are reducing my bodyweight to <180, benching that, and squatting 225 and DL around that by my 25th birthday- in april.