I recently started on testosterone replacement therapy after realizing why I wasn’t gaining muscle after a dedicated year in the gym. Anyways, I am new to the split style of training, bodybuilding type stuff as it is. I’ve done Starting Strength and my current strength numbers are:
Squat - 300 1RM
Press - 160 1RM
Bench - 225 1RM
Deadlift - 405 1RM
Power Clean - 215 1RM
I want to train for aesthetics at this point for a period of time of about a year. I put together a routine based on research that seems to be pretty solid. I plan on progressing and increasing weights any time I can. I am doing 2 days on, 1 day off. Starting each workout with a compound movement at 3x5 or 5x5 related to the bodypart i’m working that day.
Chest/Tri A- Bench 3x5/5x5, incline db bench 4x10, close grip bench 4x10, cable fly 4x10, rope pushdown 4x10 (on day B, i switch to incline barbell bench 3x5/5x5 and do the higher rep stuff with dumbbells on a flat bench, and switch rope pushdowns for dips)
Back/Bi A- Deadlift 3x5 (ramp weight to top set that is a PR), barbell row 4x10, seated row 4x10, lat pulldown 4x10, DB preacher curl 4x10, hammer curl 4x10 (on day B, I switch the reps for barbell rows an deadlifts.)
Legs/shoulders/abs - high bar squat 3x5/5x5, leg curl 4x10, leg extension 4x10, overhead press (strict) 3x5/5x5, dumbbell lat raise 4x10, planks, decline weighted situps
What do you think?