Rippetoe 3x5 workout
I am the absolute epitome of the skinny-fat ectomorph: VERY skinny legs, thin arms, belly and chest fat.. Yet in clothes I look like I am fit.. And I am very close to my target weight: 6 feet tall 175 lbs. After years of on and off weightlifting doing isolation exercises I decided to start the starting strength workout and I think it will be good for me.
This is what I have been doing:
Bench press (dumbells) 3x5
Military press (barbell) 3x5
Power cleans 3x5
Barbell curls (instead of chin ups) 3x8
Monday: workout A
Wednesday: workout B
Friday: workout A
Monday: workout B
Wednesday: workout A
Friday: workout B
How should I increase my weight? I was thinking about increasing it 5 lbs the next day I do the exercise (like for the squat on Wednesday add 5 lbs to the weight I did on Monday)
I substituted dumbells instead of barbells for bench press because I dont have a spotter.
I also substituted barbell curls instead of chin ups because the gym I use doesn't have a chin up bar and even if it did I don't think I would be able to do it (I'm still too weak)
Given my body type would this routine with a good diet get me good gains and are these substitutions ok?