How much do you squat? [1-3RM]
What are you training for/goals?
How long have you been training?
One one side: At least you train your legs. At least you choose squatting over less optimal lifts.
On the other: Your upper body day looks like shit. 3 open chain presses and one pull? Weak sauce. Also If you are a beginner trainee [ie. 1-2 serious years] then you will likely garner more benefit and balance from squats and other lifts. Things like deadlift, or at least good mornings, are great for beginners.
If I were your coach I would get you to do Squat [or variant] and 2 other leg based lifts on one leg day and Deadlift [or variant] and two other leg lifts on your second lower day. The other lifts would likely be unilateral lifts and explosive lifts [again, depending on goals].
In short: It is not optimal but I myself have done it and will do it again… When im on a diet or delaod. Not for regular training.
my goal is to add on both mass and strength but for now adding mass is my main goal.
i have been training like 8 months but with a very crappy diet so my results were not the best.
the heaviest i squated was 265 or so but i rember doing it easily with proper form
heavist deadlift was like 395 or 405 dont rember if i put the extra 5 on each side
i do that upper body routine because my main focus is my chest because it is a weak point for me and i will also do weighted dips ounce i get the bar,i train from my home so i can not do machine work just barrbel and dumbell exercises.
I agree about the push/pull ratio. Too much pushing and not enough pulling will catch up with you in the end. At best it’ll hinder your performance and at worst, shoulder problems. Read some stuff by Cressey and Robertson for detailed info on this. I dropped bench for about six months to a year and focussed on back and rotator cuff health and my bench went up about 60 pounds.[/quote]
will deadlifting,barbell curling,rows and pullups be enought to even out the ratio?
i could trow in some dumbell curls also lmao.