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Only Training Twice a Week, What to do?

Hi my fellow over 35 lifters. Lately, my schedule has been a little bad, and been makeing the gym twice a week. I am not sure what to do. Should I do full body? Pushing muscles one day, pulling the other? Or some other mix? Is there anything I should keep in mind?

Oh, what I am looking for, well first I always like to keep my strength up, nothing crazy, but I am pretty active. Also I feel, maybe since I have not been in the gym that much, that I am getting a little soft. I am 39, I hope it’s not that I am getting older.

Well thanks all, please any advice would be great.

My suggestion:

day 1 - squat variation, bench variation, row

day 2 - deadlift variation, press variation, pullup,

4-5 sets, 4-8 reps.

If you work 'em hard you’ll get stronger - with each day building for the next.

I do a full body workout 2-3 times a week. Take a look at my training log to see the exact workout.

Try googleing Dr. Ken Leistner’s article “Sensible Training”. It’s a good full-body workout and will produce good results.