Me: I'd like to start a powerbuilding routine. The reason is, I have great definition, but overall bulk/mass needs to be improved. Not to mention, I have weak numbers for a guy whos been lifting for 3 years. SO I've decided to focus on core lifts, compound lifts, heavy style.
My problem: My workout partner, who I usually share his days with (back day, chest day, pull day) is stuck in the idea that lifting 7 days a week doing each muscle group is beneficial for him.
I've tried to tell him that isn't the case, through various methods. He is just too stubborn and stuck in his ways. He doesn't understand that "shoulder day" will not do **** except tone his shoulders. He doesn't understand the importance of days off, or doing squats.
So I'm going to show him how to really gain muscle, and that is to lift heavy weights and eat a ton of food. The problem is (we lift at my house), he says to me each workout "Arms tomorrow?" "Chest tomorrow?" meanwhile I just did a dip/bench heavy routine. That leaves me with nothing to do, and him lifting by himself.
Basically we are like the odd couple. Any ideas? I mean I try to keep up with him as much as I can. But when he's doing freakin 25lb dumbell curls and I'm doing heavy deads, he thinks his exuberant energy the day after is because he's in better shape than I.
Really pisses me off.