I recently started going to the gym again after a year of little to no sports except long runs and walks and virtually no upper body exercises except a year of PT (popped my shoulder in a bad accident).
Before the accident I could
- bench around 140 lbs, now I can hardly do 40 lbs.
- do around 30 consecutive pullups - now I can't even do one.
Long story short:
My main goal is to regain some of my strength and be able to bench a a reasonable weight again (say 100 lbs) by August, as well as being able to do at least a few (maybe 10?) pull-ups.
I'm started doing a 3 day split to build strength and mass :
- Mo: Chest + Biceps
- Tu: off
- We: Back + Triceps
- Th: off
- Fr: Legs + Shoulders
- Sa: off
Would I burn too many calories by running on 2 off-days to my routine? Will running affect my primary goal of regaining muscle?
I'm already eating a lot of high protein, calorie dense foods and loads of vegetables and fruits, would eating even more help me power through the 3 day split AND the running?