Tweaking The Gym Routine.

It’s time for a change. I need to freshen things up; keep things interesting. It’s not that I’m getting board, it’s more like certain parts of my routine are to familiar and are starting to drag. I also need to progress from an upper body/lower body split, I need more structure. I’ve been reading quite a bit over the past few weeks about different splits and ideas for a 3 day gym routine. I’ve also read a fair few articles telling me that gym routines lose their full effectiveness after about 6-8 weeks. It’s something to do with your body adapting to the stresses and needing something new to keep it moving forward. So, taking all of that into consideration I’ve come up with the following:-

Monday – Chest, triceps and abs

Tuesday – 5 or 6 mile run

Wednesday – Legs, shoulders and abs

Thursday – 3 mile recovery run

Friday – Back and biceps

Saturday – Rest day

Sunday – 8 or 10 mile run / marathon run

I’m going to try a 2 week rolling program between my current routine and this new one and then every fourth week, I’m thinking of incorporating a couple of drop sets into the new routine to shake things up and get my muscles thinking a bit more. Hopefully this will have a positive effect both physically and mentally. Watch this space……..


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