I’m looking to start a very basic routine setup for four days a week and would like some feedback on what I have already. I’m primarily going for strength here and am basing alot of this off of the Different Directions article.
I will alternate this routine 5x5 one week and 6x3 the next with 3-5 minute rests the first two weeks and about 60-90 sec rests the next two weeks, etc. Also, every four weeks I will swap the exercises out and change the order they are perfomed during the week. For example, I will replace the Decline Bench w/ Dips and the Deadlift w/ Romanian DL and do my DL workout on Tues, etc.
Here are some of my concerns:
Is it necessary to have a rowing exercise? I hope I will get my back well enough with what I have listed, but I don’t know if the row strengthens areas that I will otherwise be missing.
Will I be working my back too much? I have some kind of back exercise every day, but not really any that consistantly hit the same muscles. I want to work my back because it has always been one of my weak points. My back fatigues way too easily when doing various activities.
Is the potential for burnout too high? Burnout is the primary reason that I will rotate exercises every four weeks, but I’m worried that there might still be a chance for CNS exhaustion.
Am I missing any major body parts? Remember, I’m not shooting for visual appeal here, but useable strength so I’m not really concerned about working my calves or biceps independently. I just want to make sure I don’t develop dangerous imbalances.
Thanks for checking this out,