I usually do a body part split similar to the bodybuilding workouts…I know its not the best for athletic improvement but I’ve been using it successfully for almost 2 years now.
I’m going into my third year of college football and we just got a new strength coach. He has created an upper body / lower body split 4 days a week. I’m glad that my school finally decided to get some direction in the weight room and I’m going to follow his program. However, would it be possible to throw in my own 5th day? I asked the new coach and he said absolutely not, but I feel I could work my upper body another day during the week. Something similar to this:
Saturday: Upper *(5th Day)
I do push myself as hard as possible during each session, so let me know if this would be too much and hamper strength and size gains. Thanks for the input.