Hey Im new to this site and looking for some guidance in a few areas of training. First and foremost being my training routine.
Some background: I’m 22. 5’11 about 175 lbs. I’ve been training for about 5 years and for the past 3 I have been primarily focusing on powerlifting. My interests are shifting to bodybuilding however due to the strain on my body from lifting heavy all the time. I have achieved what I believe to be good p.r.'s for my size including a 550 deadlift and 315 bench.
One thing I have discovered is that I make much better gains when I follow a structured routine. I dont know if this applies to everyone but I have heard people say walk into the weight room and they train whatever they feel needs work and this approach just doesn’t work for me. I have used various routines such as 5-3-1 and West side Barbell with success.
My question is are there any tried and true bodybuilding routines such as the previously mentioned powerlifting splits? What should I be doing to be successful?