Don't Need the Perfect Routine
Just a thought after working on my son's in-season football routine...
One thing that used to be a lot more popular back when I first started than it is today is that your routine doesn't need to cover ALL the bases. During your lifting career you will do a wide variety of different routines, so they don't all have to be perfect. There is too much emphasis being put on finding the perfect routine these days. Believe it or not, you could get away with not doing any bench press (horizontal press) and just focus on the military presses (vertical press) for a while. I'm sure eventually you will use a routine that includes the bench press and it will then "catch back up." Same thing could be done by alternating squats and deadlifts if you are a person that has difficulty with recovery. Every routine doesn't need to cover all the angles or every joint function as long as they eventually get worked in for part of the year.
Last edited by Off Road; 07-27-2012 at 12:25 PM.