Figured out a way to get myself out of the Monday funk; will update when I finish this plate of ground beef.
EDIT: So what I ended up doing was moving back to a split- and I did this for a number of reasons. Mostly I just wanted to concentrate volume and make sure to exhaust each muscle group. Full body 4x a week is nice, but considering this gym chain only opens at 5 am on Mondays, it really cramps up my style and starts off my week on the wrong foot.
I could do push/pull/legs, but to get the most effectiveness I’d have to train 6 days a week. I can’t with my travel schedule. So I created a program that will allow me to hit each muscle group twice a week, with a shorter, easier Monday workout. It’s a combination of PHUL / PPL.
Monday: Upper - Decline bench, Lat pulldown, Hammer shoulder press, Barbell curl, Rope pushdown
Tuesday: Lower - Squat, Leg curl, Leg extension, Calf Raise
Wednesday: Pull - Back and biceps, starting with deadlift (I know, not exactly back, but keeps some lower body active, too)
Thursday: Push - Chest, shoulders, triceps
Friday: Legs - Quads, hams, calves
The emphasis on hard work is going to be the last 3 days of the week. If there’s a holiday week and days off, I’ll plan to at least get the 3 latter days in. If it’s a 2 day week, I’ll do upper/lower or perhaps full body on both days. Really just depends on travel schedule but this is going to make up my 5-day workout plan for the forseeeable future.