I’m trying to get back to working out more regularly after a chaotic year of mostly off gym. I picked up a push/legs/pull split routine from a guide I was using before, switching from an upper/lower/upper/lower routine in the same guide.
I’m mostly happy with it for more or less the same reason that leads to my question: the push and pull days have fewer exercises than the upper body days of the previous one did, the leg day has not.
The routine is essentially:
- bench press, incline press, lat raise, triceps
- squat, stiff leg deadlift, leg press, leg curl, standing calves, seated calves
- pull-ups, rows, rear delt raise, biceps
With the basic split being: push, legs, off, pull, off, (repeat) - i.e. a five day rotation / four days rest for a muscl group.
My issue is that my life is still very packed if no longer prohibitively so: too much to do, too little time, ADHD-impaired inner clock. I invariably get there later than I thought would and every exercise takes longer. I end up only very rarely completing more than half of the leg day before it’s closing time. My advantage being that my gym is five minutes walking away and members have unlimited visits.
Is there a sensible way to separate the leg exercises onto two days? Or some other way to adjust/design a routine towards shorter and more frequent workouts?