So recently I started working out in the mornings at home. I'm wondering what kind of "gains" I will be able to witness from these types of workouts, if any. and not "witness" as in aesthetic necessarily but "witness" as in functional strength perhaps, aesthetics, health, etc...
Worked out for a couple years prior, 1 year consistently. 5x5 program was most recent where I hit some PRs:
- Deadlift - 325lb
- Bench - 225lb
- Squat 245lb
Went on vacation came back and started a new job that requires additional travel time, which keeps me out of the gym. put about a month in between my "real" workouts and any strength training
I decided to start building up my home gym. Here's what I have:
- 25lb Dumbbells
- 2x 45lb Plates
- Long ez-curl bar (I know some people see the really curved one, this one is not like that it's longer and not as dramatic curves) Total weight with plates = 125lbs
- Pull-up bar
So a typical workout consists of about 15-20 minutes:
I am doing something like
- 5 x 10 pushups// superset 5 x 5 pullups as a warmup to get the blood flowing
- 4 sets of 25 dumbbell curls one side at a time.
- 4 sets of 10 bent over rows
- 4 sets of 10 deadlifts
- 4 sets of 10 floor press
- 1 set of 12-15 clean and press
- 3 mile jog/run
I mean Idk.. I generally pick like 3-4 of these aforementioned exercises and break a sweat. keep in mind this is between 5:30am and 6 so my time is limited. I'll work out like this 3 times a week
So my question is:
- Am I going to see any benefits from this?
- Specifically with the compound movements will this keep me in good enough shape to go back to the gym and hit my previous PRs?
- Should I increase the amount of workouts I do per week?
- Is there any other good exercises I'm not taking advantage of with the equipment I have?
Thanks in advance guys, really appreciate it!
and for all you goal-chasers out there. My main goal would probably be to just drop body fat, lean out, stay lean for the summer, and then get back in the gym or get a power rack and more weights this winter.