New user here, my name is Evan. I'm 20 years old, 6'1" and 190 lbs.
I've worked out on and off for the past two years but my routine has always been sketchy(picking very random exercises that are way too muscle-specific, and also not working ALL muscles that need to be worked, for instance, I slacked a lot on my back and legs and pecs, and...everything haha) and I have never looked up anything about programs/routines. I guess I've just used "common sense".
Anyways, the past few hours I've been sitting at my computer researching programs and found HST and thought it would be appropriate for me. I've just gotten a little confused along the way and wanted some advice for my program.
First off, This is what I'm trying to improve from:
I'm trying to bulk up quite a bit in everything, and have much larger and defined abs. same thing with pecs biceps and triceps. Not to be mistaken though, I want a pretty well rounded workout. I really don't know how to describe it but I don't want to be as skinny in biceps and triceps as a abercrombie model but not as thick as a body builder. I'm sure you get the idea. I was pretty much just going to copy a standard HST program and see how it works for me, like:
Stiff Legged Deadlift
Bent Over BB Rows
Seated Shoulder Press
EZ Bar Curls
Lying Tricep Extensions
Standing Calf Raise
So here are my questions:
1) are the above exercises appropriate for me, and is there anything you recommend more for me specifically (or for anyone, for all I know)?
2) I saw that it was pretty standard to do a 15x1, 10x2, then 5x3. My question is, how do you split these up between exercises and days? Do you do your 15x1's for each of the 8 workouts, then move on to the 10x2's? For example, do you bench press 10 reps, take a 45 second break then bench another 10 reps, then go STRAIGHT to your 5x3's?
Do you do 10x2's for bench, then go do your SLDL's 10x2s, etc etc till you get around to your 3x5's?
4) Am I completely wrong about the setup of days/exercise switching? I was under the impression that you do 15x1's, 10x2's, and 5x3's for EACH exercise, EACH day. The HST calculator chart is a little confusing.
5) are all of these sets good for a beginner like me to this HST program? Or should I maybe go 15x1, 10x1, 5x2, or some variation?
Thank you so much for any help this community can provide me. I know my post is very scattered and confused, I hope you can understand it. I'm just trying to get things sorted out in my brain here haha. I'm very excited to get started figuring out my maxes as soon as I have a set workout list