Critique My Workout Plan

by Duncan
(Calgary, Alberta Canada)

Question: Could you critique my workout routine?

I workout 6 days a week.

I workout with weights only.

I do about 12 to 15 repetition for every single set.

I do anywhere between 2 and 4 sets.

I try to use 3 different exercises for every muscle.

I don't work any muscle anything more than once a week.

If I'm not training with weights, I'm doing cardio on the treadmill, or I jump rope.

Okay, so my goal is to put on more weight, but I haven't really seen the results I want.

I've been using this training strategy for about a month.

Could you critique my workout set up, and give suggestions? Thank you.

Answer: Working out 6 days a week might be too much if you want to gain.

Try 3 or 4 days a week.

12 to 15 reps are fine to use, but occasionally add in rep ranges of 8 to 10. This would mean occasionally increasing how much you lift.

You don't have to workout every day, so on some days, instead of doing treadmill, take a whole day off.

You've been using this style of training for a month, that alone means you may have been doing the same thing for too long.

Maybe it's time switch up what you are doing altogether. Add some new exercises, anything to switch things up.

If you are wanting to put on weight, make sure you are getting enough calories each day.

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