Soon I’m moving to a bigger city (from 20 000 to 200 000 =)) and I’ll have a lot of free time and free access to way better gyms than now. I’ve been lifting for a while now, I’m only strugling with proper Deadlift execution, but I’ll ask someone to teach me that.
Ok, there are still aprox. 3 weeks from the move, so I’m trying out an upper/lower body split. I’ve been doing a total body 3x times a week Huge in a Hurry style, but I can’t follow the programs to the letter so I’m not comfortable with that, thus the upper/lower split (I’ll go 4x times to the gym when I move)
I wanted to ask you is this all right for upper body:
Bent-over barbell rows
Flat Bench press
Lat pulldown (still to weak for pullups, can knockout 2-3 chinups)
Standing barbell shoulder press
Accessory exercises (biceps, triceps, abs etc.)
What sets/reps should I use? I thought same exercises on both days (upper, lower, rest, upper, lower, rest, rest), only incline bench on the second
About lower body, I want to develop leg strength and speed, I mainly want to increase my vertical (volleyball). I think I’m good at squats, I’m a total noob but I think I can safely go 230-240 ass to the grass (I have huge legs, my upper body seems small in comparison). DLs, ass I said, I’m still trying to learn the right tehnique, but it’s hard to learn on your own.
I don’t know how should my lower body day look like, I was thinking one squat, one deadlift day, would that be ok? What exercices should I try? Oh, I prefer front squats if that’s an issue…
This week I tried out the upper body workout, did some front squats after that. I used 4sets x 6reps for all exercices (only the main four), 3x8 for front squats (it’s fun to practice cleaning weight from the floor =)). I feel ok, my back are a bit tired, that’s because I think never in my life I had a good back workout…
To be honest, while I care about my lower body performance, I’m more of a aesthetics guy when it comes to the whole upper body. I just love when someone has a big back and huge traps…
Hope it’s not to long and you all can help me, Matko =)