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Total Body Routine?

Hey everyone…I’m looking for a new total body workout routine that I can do 3 days a week. A friend of mine gave me his 2 day routine which I liked, but I’m still looking for a day 3. His workout goes:

Day 1:
A: Deadlift 5x5
B1: Single Arm DB row 4x8
B2: singe arm DB press (standing) 4x8
C1: DB curls 4x8
C2: DB Pec Flies 4x8
D: Dips 4xmax

Day 2:
A: Squat 5x5
B1: DB lunge 4x8
B2: Pushups 4xmax
C1: Calf Raises 4x10
C2: chinups 4xmax
D: shrugs 4x10

…I’m just wondering two things. First, are these both good total body workout days, and if so, what would be a good day 3? (I’ll also be running 3 days a week, with one day of rest). thanks,

Some thoughts.

  1. what are your goals?
  2. Day three could be bench, and then a bunch of other exercises
  3. Do starting strength.
  1. Your stats

Starting Strength or TBT by Waterbury.

I’m 5’10, 181lbs. Main goals are to cut back fat, and build some more muscle. I’ve been lifting for a while, but just want to change up the routine. I like the TBT so ill check that out some more, but i havent found starting strength yet so ill read about that first