Hello all! I’m a real estate agent and since September my schedule is overbooked (which is good!). I start at 8am and quit at 8-9pm, after that I still have to cook dinner as my s/o also works late - except for Fridays - and my gym closes at 10pm.
So this basically means I have to sneak in a workout at 8am (this is when the gym opens) and re-schedule other things, or try to make it to the gym in time after work for a quick workout if I still have the energy for it. In that case I’d be doing the BLS (by Mike matthews) program - push/pull/legs. As they are short workouts, 45mins each, which I can do two of during the week and one in the weekend.
Another option is something like the article by Dan John, where he proposes to do 2 workouts a week. Bench + deadlift + upper body accessories one day, bench + squat + lower body accessories the other day. I could do one longer workout during the week and then another one in the weekend.
The first option would provide me with more training volume throughout the week. The other with more training frequency. I don’t know which is best, so please advise me!
I know some of you guys are very passionate about lifting and would tell me to ‘just make it fit’ into my schedule. I’m 26, I have a bum shoulder and hip and have absolutely no aspiration to stand on stage in a speedo, nor to be able to say I lift x amount of pounds. So my sole purpose of going to the gym is trying to build some muscle (or at least maintain what I have) and don’t end up with a beer belly when I turn 30. I want something sustainable which I can do for the next 30-40 years.