This was happening to me, so I decided to get a new training partner and try something different. So how did I do this? I entered a local bodybuilding show (couldn't have been much more local, it was at my college.) Sure I wanted to do well in the show, but really I was mainly going to see Lee Priest in real-life and find a good training partner. Either or would have been a good enough reason to go, but I got to do both.
At the show, I walked up and talked to everybody. Usually I don't do this, but I really needed a new training partner.
I was let down, I figured many locals would have entered the show, but only one guy there lived in the same town as me! And guess what, he was in the teen division! I found out that he even goes to the same school as me.
This guys name is Chad, Chad McMullin, and he is FREAKIN HUGE for a teenager! (He turns 20 next months.) I knew that he must have a good routine and knew that I would be doing some serious growing as well. I got his phone number and figured out what gym he works out at and we set up a time to go and work out.
My Old Routine:
|Sunday||Day of Rest|
Four workouts ~ Four days per week
I told Chad that I wanted to try his routine. We did many exercises, and many sets. And we worked out extremely hard and heavy. I did and was so sore the next day I couldn't believe it. Then we worked out again on Wednesday and Friday. Awe man, I still can't believe how sore I got.
Every muscle in my body was sore at one time! I was sorer than the following morning after a football game. I barely made it to all of my classes and work. Shoot, I could barely even take a shower. No kidding, my chest was sore for a whole week. For two weeks, I was only able to do this 3-day routine once a week, then we upped it to two per week.
My New Routine:
|Sunday||Day of Rest|
Three workouts ~ Six days per week
This workout regime will kick your butt into shape for sure. But this wouldn't be wise for a someone who has never lifted before. You have to eat like an animal if you want to workout like a Bodybuilder.
Since I started this routine, I have gained much muscle, around 60 lbs. on my bench press, and 90 lbs. on my squat max! Chad would be a good trainer.
But we started this about 4 months ago and we have already switched it up a bit. We kept doing the same thing for each workout for a few months, then we just did dumbbells for about 2 weeks, and now we do a mixture. Sometime soon, we are going to switch up the routine yet again. Probably put back and chest together and put bi's and tri's. Remember, variation is the key.