Alright, although this is my first post, I am not new to the site. I have followed discussions and articles on here for a while now and have finally decided to join in and make a posting of my own. Before I go off asking questions let me tell you a bit about myself, I am 18(19 in a week) between 6’-6’1 and 160 pounds. I have worked out religiously for about 2 years, after starting off as a pretty pudgy 190 pounds.
Obviously 160 pounds is pretty light, but all things considered, I am pretty fit, have a decent body and am looking to take things to the next level. I want to take my physique from what I consider to be “averagly” athletic, to for lack of a better word, “ripped” or “jacked.” Although I am 160, I wouldn’t call myself a natural ectomorph, but instead someone who worked hard through diet and exercise to drop a few pounds and get to where I am now.
All that being said, I am looking for a new lifting routine. Currently I am on a self-designed split consisting of 3 workouts, one dedicated to Chest/Back (mostly presses and rows), one dedicated to Shoulders/Arms and some Back (primarily Shoulder presses, lateral raises, curls,dips,pullups,chinups…) and a third day of Legs/Lowerbody (squats,lunges,stepups,leg presses,deadlifts…). I have been making some pretty nice gains, but want to get on a program with some professional/expericenced basis behind it.
What I would like is a routine that you could say, kicks my a$$. I want to be sweating, grunting, wanting to quit every single workout. My goals are to add a good amount of muscle while maintaining leanness. I pretty much have all the time in the world to spend in the gym, as I am a student, but with all the time off between classes and that, time is not a problem. I am up for pretty much anything you guys can throw at me. Looking forward to your advice.