So heres the deal. I refuse to use someone elses program. It seriously takes half the fun out of working out for me. The idea seems so dull and im just going through someone elses motions.
Im trying to learn the art of creating my own routine.
My goalo with my routine is to find a simple routine comprised of mostly compound movements, and hit every major muscle group evenly. Heres my thinking behind the current routine.
Squats are hitting my entire legs, using full range of motion im getting good ham and glute activation at the bottom. Quads are obviously working too...i dont exactly have any area on my legs that over powers another.
Dips are my favorite, they really hit my chest and i was under the impression as well with all my research that they are superior or at least as good as bench. With good mind muscle connection i really hit my chest hard but feel less of a pump in my triceps.
Then i hit the next major group, my back. I have great mind muscle connect with my lats, and i really feel them with pullups, and again not much in my biceps. This is why later i add a bicep exercise.
Then you have overhead presses. This hit the shoulders and triceps where the dips did not as much.
Then as stated earlier i have bicep curls to hit the biceps more where the pullups did not so much.
So there is my thinking. With this combination of exercises it seems that im hitting every major muscle pretty evenly. The number of sets for me is just the right amount. Its enough load but not so much i cant recover in time by my next workout. I found that with 30+ sets i needed 2 days between workouts to recover, otherwise i actually slowly started to get weaker and constantly needed extra rest days.
I realize i left out info and didnt clearly state what i was looking for. Hopefully this clears things up. Its honestly too early for me to have such specific goals. It doesnt make sense to me to have any goal but to gain size and strength. Once ive been lifitng for a few years then i will focus on more specific goals.