It's time to change up my routine for "lifting heavy things." I'm getting bored with it and not seeing much in the way of gains anymore. I've seen Stronglifts 5x5 recommended here, so I am looking into it. I understand it involves alternating between these two workouts:
- Barbell row
- Overhead press
A couple things don't make sense to me:
- I understand that bench works triceps, and barbell row (or weighted pull up) works biceps, so isolation exercises aren't necessary for those muscles. But, what about calves and abdominals (for example). Which of the above exercises work them?
- How is doing squats at every workout not overtraining? For those who follow this routine, do you find your quads really have time to fully recover between workouts?