My post is gonna be quite a bit of background info, because I want the best advice you can give me.
I’m not completely new to this but i’d like to improve. I recently sprained my wrist and since it’ll probably be two weeks since I’ll be going to the gym again, I saw the perfect chance to improve my routine a bit.
Okay im 17, 6 ft 1 and 154 pounds. I think I’m underweight for my height but it’s still better than last year (6 ft, 130 pounds). I’ve been on and off the gym for the past year. Not very consistent but I did see the 24 pound gain in about a year and a half (I’d say 8 months of that time I went to the gym, and the rest is just natural weight added on)
I’m an ectomorph and look skinny, but I take off my shirt and got some flab, so I’m not the stereotypical cut ecto (I also got slight ginecomastia which is quite ungly) . I’ve done a bunch of different routine types. 4 days a week, 3 days a week and I’m now doing a kind of HIT/Hardgainer routine 2 days a week with only one set an exercise. I’m sticking to this because my training log shows that I’m gaining the most strength from this.
Okay my problem is, my back lags. My chest is getting stronger every week (mostly incline stuff to hide my ginecosmatia), so are arms etc. My back has been at the same weight for front pulldowns and back pulldowns for a few weeks. I think I reached a plateau. My cousin told me to do pullups, but I’m not strong enough to do more than 2… What should I do? Currently I’m alternating between front pulldown/hyperext, back pulldown/hyperext. Only doing back ONCE per week. Thats 2 sets a week. This may seem outrageous to some of you, but you must understand that I’m gaining in strength way more in this program than in others (and I got a log to prove it). I think slight modification will suffice, what do you guys think?