I used to be an extremely lazy person in general until this year. I took a new year resolution to start body building (began on the 2nd of Jan) and am absolutely LOVING life ever since.
I'm an ectomorph who used to have a REALLY shitty diet and sat playing games on the PC literally ALL day. Only leaving the house to go to lectures, buy soda and pick up pizza orders. Now I'm spending 2-3 hours a day, 6 days a week at the gym doing full body workouts, and I seriously wish I could spend MORE time there than I do.
Been eating mostly a paleo diet, cut all sugars out of my diet (stopped soda cold turkey style, and it was easy), and taking 2 weight gainer protein shakes a day. Although because of my body type and metabolism I luckily don't need to be all that careful about what I eat. My starting weight on my first day of gym (empty stomach weighing of course) was 138 pounds. Now after my first month I'm at a nicely filled out 153 pounds. It's incredible the difference lifting can make to your life almost overnight.
So to get to the point, I'm coming into my 2nd month of this and wondering if you guys with more experience might offer some advice as to how I could mix up my routine going forward, such as adding in an exercise for a muscle group I've skimmed over? I'd appreciate any feedback.
My current routine is as follows;
(This whole workout is in a 12x3 format (other than abs which is 25x3). Always going to exhaustion on the 3rd set, past the 12 reps if I need to. This is what I do 5-6 days a week, doesn't make me too sore either.)
-5mins elliptical/bike warmup
-Dumbbell Incline Bench Press
-Lat Pulldown Wide Grip
-Dumbell Shoulder Press (the machine snaps all my shit up in my joints for some reason)
-Lying Leg Curls
-Dumbbell Calf Raises
-Seated Calf Raises
-Tricep Pulldowns (over and underhanded grip alternating)
-Obliques Hyperextentions (not really sure what else to call these)
Like I said any suggestions are welcome. I keep my cardio to a minimum because of my body type and super sayan metabolic rate.