Problem with routine, help?
I was doing some "research" on a workout program, and seeing as my gym does not have the material needed to do squats and most 5x5, Stronglifts and most of the things that people seem to recommend on the net, I have been following this fullbody routine.
Squats - Don't have the equipment, so I just do leg presses.
Deadlifts (bent legs) - no equipment again, I haven't found a substitute.
Deadlifts (straight legs) - I do seated pulley rows instead
Pull and Chin ups - I can't do more than 2, and it's not improving.
Press Movements (Chest) - I basically bench press.
First of all, I don't want to bulk up, the goal is to get more endurance and a bit more of strength, so I'm doing 3x15 three days a week. I train Bjj 3 days a week too.
I have been on this for a month, and I have leaned out and improved some strength, but I still can't manage to do more than two pull/chin ups, and I feel that I am not developing core muscles when I should have included them, but since I do sit-ups and crunches on my bjj class... I'm in doubt.
Should I do core exercises? If so, which ones?
Are these valid exercises for strength endurance? Should I change something? Which exercises instead? (The gym doesn't have squat racks, or a deadlift zone).
Thanks for reading.