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My Garage Gym Routine


#1

So im gonna start working out in my own little garage gym. all i have is a barbell weights, flat bench and a rack.

but i need some help with my routine. im gonna do something like this.

Workout A

Squat 3x5
Bench 5x5
Barbell Row 5x5
Dips 5x5

Workout B

Deadlift ramp up to 1x5
Front squat 3x5
OverHead Press 5x5
Chins 5x5

I will workout 3 times a week. and go for a 20-30 min jog 2 times a week.
all i want for you guys is to know if this will work just fine or if i need to change sometinhg ? if so.. what to change!
/ Thanks Zavaz


#2

I don't understand lol.

Why don't you do one of the programs like SS or stronglifts as you basically have almost the exact same exercises and rep schemes?


#3

It will work just fine.

Something I've noticed with stronglifts and starting strength is there can quickly be a need for a rest week. This is something that 5/3/1 does well. You can make strength improvements longer if you take a little time to back off, focus on your weaknesses, and rest those minor pains before they become full blown injuries.


#4

Pretty much what I was thinking. There's really no reason to reinvent things.


#5

[quote]dt79 wrote:
Why don’t you do one of the programs like SS or stronglifts as you basically have almost the exact same exercises and rep schemes?
[/quote]

Exactly this.

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