I have just started going to the gym and trying to lose weight (258 lbs ~= 117 kg) and I'm trying to make a schedule where I train my entire body twice a week.
Previously to this, I last trained a little over a year ago for 2.5 months and managed to lose around 30 lbs (15 kg) in this time, with a 6 day workout routine:
- Monday, Wednesday, Friday - training main muscle groups:
- Chest & back
- Biceps, triceps, shoulders
Tuesday, Thursday - cardio: 20 minutes on treadmill
Saturday: 3 mile run, 1 set max push-ups, 1 set max pull-ups
But my schedule has since changed and I can't go to the gym each day during the working week, so I'm forced to have most of my gym schedule in the weekend.
So far, I've finished week 1, going to the gym on Monday evening, Friday evening, Saturday morning and Sunday morning.
I'd like to keep this format as it fits well with my job & school schedule and would also like to hit all the muschles twice in these 4 days.
What I've considered is to make a 2-day split workout and repeat it for each 2 consecutive days (Friday & Saturday - full body workout #1, Sunday & Monday - full body workout #2).
My only problem is I don't know how to split my musche groups & my exercises into these 2 days, since I'm intending to repeat the exercises for the same body part two days later.
What I was considering was to split my schedule into:
- workout #1: - legs & chest
- workout #2: - back, biceps, triceps, shoulders
I have no experience of training other than the 2.5 months I have trained over a year ago, so I'm hoping to get some advice from more knowledgeable people.
Any help or guidance is very much appreciated.