Since it’s summer, I’m focusing a little more on upper body work and taking it easy on legs for a while, for obvious reasons (like the beach).
I’ve been doing a chest day, a triceps and biceps day, a legs day, and a shoulders and back day. After reading a good amount on these forums I decided to give something like this a try:
Day 1: Chest/Triceps/Shoulders
Day 2: Biceps/Back
Day 3: Chest/Triceps/Shoulders
Day 4: Biceps/Back
Day 5: Chest/Triceps/Shoulders
I lift 6-7 days a week, am 18 and only weigh 150 at 5’7". I don’t consider myself too much of a shrimp (compared to my peers, not you guys), I actually have a decent upper body compared to many of my friends. My 1RM for bench is only 210, though.
I have just started to get serious about nutrition, immediately after discovering this awesome site actually. Hopefully I’ll be putting on some weight in the near future.
My weight I can’t really explain, so I guess I’ll have to chalk it up to what you guys would call chicken legs, although I personally don’t have much of a problem with how they are.
Anyway, I’ve never tried anything like hitting Chest, Triceps, and Shoulders all in the same day, so I’ve been trying to make a program and so far I have this:
- Triceps Lifts on bench (where you put your feet up on a bench and dip down)
- Flat Bench
- Flat Dumbbell Bench
- Triceps Pulldowns
- Incline Bench
- Incline Dumbbell Bench
- Military Press
- Shoulder Press w/ Dumbbells
- Triceps Raises (with a dumbbell behind back)
The problems I have with it are these:
On paper it looks like it would take a long time, and I try to keep my workouts as close to an hour as possible because that’s what I’ve been told is good.
I looked around and could only find other forum posters experimenting with a similar workout, no articles or anything. Does this mean this is a crappy idea? Any advice is greatly appreciated.