Since I don’t have any summer plans nor any summer jobs I thought the summer would be a good time to focus a lot on training. I have one year of training experience, but apart from following Chad Waterbury’s training program “Strength-Focused Mesocycle” ( http://www.T-Nation.com/findArticle.do?article=04-038-training ) I haven’t followed any training programs in particularly.
I would just go to the gym and train, but don’t think that I didn’t have a system to it, I had carefully planned exercises and routines in my head which I followed.
Anyway, I have now written this down, and gone through the exercises and was thinking of continuing with my routine over the summer ( I made some improvements to it ). So I’m just wondering what you people think of the whole thing.
Weight: 95kgs / 210 lbs
Deadlift: 140kgs / 310 lbs
Squat: 130kgs / 1290 lbs
Bench Press: 100kgs / 220 lbs
And here is my routine:
Day 1 Legs, abs
Day 2 Chest, Triceps, Shoulders
Day 3 Back, Biceps
Seated Rows / Standing rows
When it comes to repetitions and sets I am not entirely sure. My goals are mainly to get as much strength as possible, so I was thinking something around the lines of 5 repetitions with 3 sets.
Another thought that crossed my mind was to cycle the sets and reps. Eg doing all the three workouts with 3sets and 3 reps, then do them all again with 3 sets and 8 reps. And perhaps a day with 8 sets of 3 reps.
So, to wrap things up:
*What do you think of my routine?
*How many sets and repetitions do you think would be optimal for strength mainly? Do you think cycling them would be a good idea?
-Thanks for any advice