39 YO male - 5'7" 157lbs. I've been lifting 5x a week on my lunches for 30-45 doing chest/tri's on Mon, back/bi's on Tues, etc. I've been using the gym at work, which is good, but somewhat limited. I've just joined a bigger gym and have more options and time to work out. My goal is to continue working on weight loss while building strength.
FWIW. I started lifting during the New Year, New You contest last year and have lost ~40lbs while gaining muscle. My goal is to continue to do more, but I feel like I need to challenge myself a little bit more. I dont get any muscle soreness from my workouts and have stopped adding weight. I think I need to work on my core the most.
Ok - I am looking for a new routine to challenge myself a little bit more now that I have more resources available. Robert C's 2011 workout looks good (http://www.veganbodybuilding.com/?page= ... ingprogram
) and at least the chest work out is appropriately challenging for me. How often should I change programs? What else should I try? I've been trying to read up on the 5X5 and starting strength, but I really want to do something in the gym 5 days a week.
FTR, I also run 3 miles 4-5 days a week and do aikido four days a week as supplemental cardio/recovery day work outs.