I am new to bodybuilding and have been teaching myself the ropes using the usual means - youtube and google. I will be 35 next month and have been dedicated over the past few months to trying to get that physique I’ve always wanted.
I recently posted this routine I am using somewhere else and it was picked a part and said to be ‘too much’ and that there was no way the rest times were my actual rest times. I know I am sticking with it, as I have seen great results in just the last two months, but I wanted to see if anyone had any opinions about it. Hell, maybe I am wrong and it is a bad program to be using, but I have been making more progress off of it than any other program I’ve tried in the past and I have a lot of fun getting through it. I do this program Mondays, Wednesday and Friday and it lasts from an hour and 15 minutes to an hour and a half. The other 4 days of the week I’m resting.
It’s based off of an 8x8 Full Body Routine and doesn’t use the heaviest of weights - maybe 75%-85% of my 1RM. I was doing complete 8x8 using lighter weights but missed some of the heavier weights and recently modified some of the moves to 6x6-10. I am thinking of adding Deadlifts and Overhead Press as I miss those movements as well, but at that point I think I would have to drop the sets to keep the workout as short as it is now. I also like Full Body vs. Splits due to my lack of real time to workout during the week.
8x8 Body Weight Wide Dips (20 sec rests)
8x8 Chinup/Pullup (30 sec rests)
6x6-10 Incline Dumbbell Hammer Press (30 sec rests)
6x6-10 Bent Over Dumbbell Rows (30 sec rests)
6x6-10 Two-Handed Dumbbell Tricep Extensions (30 sec rests)
6x6-10 Two-Handed Dumbbell Bicep Curls (30 sec rests)
6x6-10 Dumbbell Lateral Raises (30 sec rests)
6x6-10 Dumbbell Thigh Squats (45 sec rests)
6x15-20 Dumbbell Calf Raises (20 sec rests)
10x10 Frog Situps (20 sec rests)
In between movements I’m resting for 30 to 60 seconds as well.
Anyways, thanks for your input in advance and have a great day!