My 2 cents,
Find a program you like from this site. Try to implement that as well as you can. Make sure it fits into you schedule. Be extremely consistent. Get a diet off this site. Be extremely consistent. Set realistic goals. Get enough rest and sleep. Be extremely consistent. Watch the scale weight go up every month. Be extremely consistent. If scale weight isn’t going up, eat more, consistently.
Lift for strength and eat for size.
Hmm… but should I be consistent?
I hear you though. I was doing a 5x5 push/pull before and was gaining strength and put on an alright amount of weight (started at 145 and am now 170). What I outlined is pretty much a 5x5 routine just with more volume. I’m not deviating too much from what I was doing. People just always say 1-5 reps for strength and 6-10 for mass so I figured I’d go right in the middle It’s almost the same as what I was doing before really, so I still consider it somewhat 5x5, just that on Mon/Thurs I added an extra chest workout and and Tues/Fri and extra leg one. I guess what I’m asking is if I’d be working out too much? Am I running myself into the ground by modifying it like that? Or is the original 5x5 best?
Lol, I hoped to get something consistently across.
In your post you said your goal was to get bigger, yet all you are talking about is training. That doesn’t seem to make sense to me. Lift for strength, eat for size. If you aren’t getting bigger AND you are doing an established training program, your diet or rest is probably to blame.
Why create your own program when you know that your still a beginner? If you insist on doing so, read CT’s article series on program creation.
Again, just my 2 cents