Originally Posted by Buck
Ahh ok. I'm taking all this stuff dead serious and I'm very impressed with what you guys are doing so I am pretty much gonna follow whatever you say.
Someone once told me the best time to workout was before going to sleep and to not eat any fat or carbs with your protein and go to sleep. Maybe it was broscience.
Careful. Working out late, for me makes it tough to sleep. I usually have to wait at least an hour and a half after I work out to get to sleep. Unfortunately, that is mostly when I get to work out, but it is tough and that's why I have trouble sticking with it. If you can work it into your schedule, I would do it earlier.
These guys probably know better than me, but I read somewhere where working out screws with your melatonin levels, so it makes it tough to sleep.
Originally Posted by lewdog
Preferably yes. And by preferably it is an absolute must to at least start the workout with the major lifts. You can mix them up after that. I'd rather have you focus on gaining strength on main lifts like bench, squats and deads. Those should be the focus of your energy and where you push. The rest is assistance work designed to increase hypertrophy but also build strength towards the main lifts.
I care what you deadlift, squat and bench. I could give two shits how much you curl. You'll thank me later. I wasted years giving shits about extensions and curls. Now I do a few sets of curls a week and my biceps are doing fine. I wasted a lot of training majoring in the minors of all the lifts available you can perform in the gym.
I always learned you start with the biggest muscle groups. That would line up pretty close with what lewdog is suggesting.