Chest 2x a week? Not good?
Currently I'm 5'6-5'7 about 151lbs. I've joined the Navy to be a Seal. I don't leave until June, so i have sometime to get into better shape. Seal training is very demanding, so it's important for me to have a very good stamina building workout routine. I'm in decent shape now. I can do 60 push ups at any given time, but want to increase this number to 100. (Same as sit ups) I can do about 15 pull ups and would like to increase that number as well.
So, i guess my goal here is to get lean and do high reps. Currently, I'm eating a little less than i normally do, because I'm trying to cut body fat. I do cardio 3 times a week, but i train with HIIT. I don't do more than 15mins on the treadmill. My theory is to make cardio short and intense so i don't burn any muscle i may gain, although still lose body fat.
Currently, my routine is:
Tuesday-Legs/Biceps (Squats, deads, hypers, leg machines, etc)
Wednesday-Shoulders/lats (Pull ups, lat pulldowns, dumbbell press, military press) Abs
Thursday-HIIT cardio. No more than 20mins.
Saturday-HIIT cardio. No more than 20mins. Abs
Now, i used to do squats and deadlifts again on Friday, but i find that I'm still tired from Tuesday. My chest never gets sore, so it seems effective for me to train it 2x a week? Does this make sense? Also, is it ok to train chest 2x a week, but only train back one time a week? I figure it's good to train Chest and back about the same each week, maybe I'm wrong?
Also, i lift heavier on Mondays chest day. Maybe 10 reps with heavy weight. On Fridays i do chest, but light weight very high reps for endurance. I'll do 3 sets of 105lbs until failure. The two other chest exercise i perform are done the same way. (Lightweight, high reps) When i say high reps, I get up to about 30. So, 3 sets of 25-30 reps.
What do you guys think about 3 sets to failure for chest? I figure it's good, because I'm trying to balance it out by lifting heavier for chest on Mondays. This way i can keep strength and possibly gain some and at the same time gain endurance.
Basically, i do high reps on bench to increase my push ups. This way my body is used to going for a longer period of time. Some of you might say just do push ups, but i feel benching works different muscles that are necessary for growth. Like i said, i want lower body fat and good endurance. Gaining strength would be nice, but i doubt it will happen with eating below maintenance.
Thanks and i appreciate it!
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