Am i doing okay?

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  1. ppops

    ppops mark webber = teh future

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    Hi,

    haven't really posted in here much....I just want to get some feedback on how I'm doing.
    I've been lifting for about 7 or 8 months.....although I only do a workout every 3 days. So workout then 2 days off, then workout then two days off, etc.....
    I started off benching around 65 - 75 lb and progessed pretty quickly.

    My one rep max would now be approximately 210 lb.

    In the last month I have started drinking protein shakes every day but haven't really noticed any difference.......

    My last workout went like this:

    bench: 90lb x 15
    bicep curls: 22lb x 15
    triceps: 22lb x 12

    bench: 90lb x 15
    bicep curls: 22lb x 10
    triceps: 22lb x 12

    bench: 110lb x 12
    bicep curls: 28lb x 10
    overhead exercise (using both hands move weight from upbove head to behind neck): 28lb x 12

    bench: 145lb x 10
    bicep curls: 28lb x 8
    overhead exercise: 28lb x 12

    bench: 165lb x 5
    pull-ups (don't know what they are called): 55lb x 25
    pull-ups: 55lb x 25

    bench: 175lb x 3

    bench: 90lb x 10


    note: bar weighs 18lb.



    Lately I have been finding it hard to progress.
    What am I doing wrong?
    What do you think I should do different?

    Thanks.
     
  2. michael

    michael FLORIDA > *

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    ugliest routine ever.

    and no, i have nothing constructive to add.
     
  3. ppops

    ppops mark webber = teh future

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    Well before I started I had no experience at all so I have no idea what I'm doing basiclly. That's why I am asking! :rolleyes:
     
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    :eek3: OH SHIT YOU SHOULD JOIN MY FRAT WITH A ROUTINE LIKE THAT>
     
  5. ppops

    ppops mark webber = teh future

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    i don't get it. :hs:
     
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    Mojo New Member

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    first, what your doing wrong is your only working out your chest/bi/tri's. wheres the forearms, lower body, shoulder, neck, etc??



    as for the progress.. as your lifting heavier, you wont gain so quick as you did from scratch. like me for example, on the bench i started out 100lb or so. i got up to 135lb without hesitation within 2 weeks. after 185lb, i find it hard for me to press 205lb now (which is my goal for bench by end of this month)

    another thing is, if your eating enough and resting enough. earing before a lifting session is a smart idea. but please reconsider another routine that involves all muscle groups in your body and just not one section.
     
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    ppops mark webber = teh future

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    okay thanks for the input, appreciate it!

    Anyone want to suggest any other ways to improve?
     
  8. malken00

    malken00 I'm here. Sorta.

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    Are you working out 3 days in a row with no rest in between?
     
  9. ppops

    ppops mark webber = teh future

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    No, I don't have the time for that.

    I have been working out once every three days.
     
  10. malken00

    malken00 I'm here. Sorta.

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    Ahhh, read your post wrong, I thought you were probably overdoing it... :) Sorry.
     
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    ARe you alternating each exercise set by set?
     
  12. Yail Bloor

    Yail Bloor OT Supporter

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    imo, if you are lifting every 3 days, each workout should include legs. or at least 2 out of 3
     
  13. ppops

    ppops mark webber = teh future

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    yeah.....that is the order in which I'm doing it.
     
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    ppops mark webber = teh future

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    yeah I might start working the legs.....
     
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    Too much volume. If your 1 RM is 210lbs you should be benching in the 155lb 175lb range to get stronger. You also need a better routine.

    You'll notice how much protein shakes help the most if you're not getting enough protein, or are just starting out. They aid in a faster recovery between workouts (which you don't need with 2 days off) and contribute to your overall daily protein intake.
     
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    i think you should cut the reps and do more sets

    so for your bench instead of doing 90lbs at 15 reps....do 3 sets of 7 at 90 lbs
     
  17. ACURA TL-S

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    There is too much here to fix, you might as well just get a routine from somewhere else. You only workout twice a week?
     
  18. timberwolf

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    Yeah. Would have to agree.

    If you're going to workout only twice a week, do a whole body routine with the basics (squats, bench etc.)....
     
  19. armond

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    Yeah the frat comment was a poke at the exercises you are doing. Chest and bicep? You need to get your back in there, along with your legs.

    I suggest a 2 on 1 off. Or something. Lower your reps and increase the weight. Well my routine is based on the fact I cannot do full leg exercises yet... So maybe a 3 on 1 off?!

    Anyway, check out christophers routine for something simple yet very effective.

    His 5x5 is doing great for my back!
     
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