Hey guys, was wondering if I was doing too much or too little as a beginner. I came up with my own program that seemed simple enough for a beginner but enough variety to really hit every piece. My ultimate goal is to gain muscle, but I throw in some more strength time schemes to keep things fresh for the muscles and to gain strength. So:
Mon+thurs: a.m. bench, incline bench, decline/dips, arnold press, bb overhead press.
Mon+thurs: p.m. wide grip pulldown, reverse grip pulldown, t-bar rows, wide grip cable pulls, face pulls.
Tues+fri: a.m. back squat, front squat, Romanian DL, calf raises, lunges
Tues+fri: p.m. all supersets. Wide grip curls x skullcrushers, close grip curls x tri pushdowns, hammer curls x tri kickbacks, reverse curls x reverse tri pushdowns.
Weds: stretching, mobility and cardio.
Number schemes are as follows: 2 weeks 4x12 45 sec rest
2 weeks 4x6 1.5 min rest
2 weeks 4x10 1 min rest
2 weeks 4x4 2.5 min rest
2 weeks 4x8 75 sec rest
I eat a lot and I’m seeing growth but I’m wondering if I’m optimized, doing too much or doing too little. Any advice is much appreciated.