30 year old Male. 6’1 177lbs
Last year I started a high volume routine from an online trainer (Artemus Dolgin). I started out at 205lbs, skinny fat and no real muscle anywhere. I dropped down to 175 lbs, started feeling good about the way I looked and bulked up to 185 and felt good.
My strength, on the other hand, was/is awful. I had gotten to a 225 1rm on bench, 265 squat and 315x7 sumo deadlift at my best. After a year of no lifting whatsoever, I am at square one. I eventually would like to compete in physique or classic physique in 2017-2018 but I am weak as a wet paper bag. My current bench 5rm is 165, squat about 185 for a 1rm and deadlift sitting at about 300x1rm.
I feel like im spinning my wheels with volume but not getting much benefit because my strength is such crap. I am willing to take advice and put it to work to get myself into a better position.
Would I still benefit from going back to a Full Body routine or is something like Eric Helms Upper/Lower Push Pull Legs going to work just as well?