Can I get some advice on my routine?

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  1. Dobis P.R.

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    I'm doing this three times per week: MWF.

    4x8 BB flat press
    4x8 lat pull down chest
    3x12 leg raises
    4x8 seated row
    3x8 seated DB press
    1x20 parallel squat

    Are there any exercises that I should add to round out my routine? It doesn't seem like I'm doing anything for my lower back. So I've been thinking about adding the deadlift.

    I like the idea of doing pull ups or chin ups but I'm not yet strong enough to get more than a rep or two in. The motion is also quite similar to the pull downs that I'm doing (depending on grip, I guess)

    I like dips, but am afraid that adding them will result in overtraining my triceps. :dunno:
     
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    Shit

    why are you doing that?
     
  3. Dobis P.R.

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    Thanks for the help Rick.
     
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    Rick? I gave advice, but people are goign to need more information than just...
    zOIMG PLZ HELP ME
    here is what i do, but i wont tell you why!
     
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    Oh, sorry about that Rick.
     
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    No problem HOMER...:ugh:
     
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    He's trying to help you out and you're acting like a pussy hurt little bitch
     
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    He posted nothing helpful.
     
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    He asked why you're doing that routine. That's the first thing I thought when I saw it. You want help rounding it out but you don't say what your goals are. Doing one exercise per part isn't really going to do a lot.
     
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    If he was honestly trying to help, I appoligize for treating him like a prick.

    Here's some clarification:
    • I've lifted before but am basically starting from scratch.
    • I've been doing this routine for three weeks now.
    • My primary goal is to increase overall strength.
    • My secondary goal is to increase my size.
    • I'm pretty skinny right now. 6'4" and 188. Theres not much fat on me, you can see my ribs and I have a flat stomach.
     
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    One of the common responses is Christopher's routine here:
    http://forums.offtopic.com/showthread.php?t=1574598

    At the least I'd say do a 3 day split chest/back/legs if Christopher's isn't for you.
     
  12. Dobis P.R.

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    I just read all eleven pages of that thread and christophers routine seems pretty sweet. I think I'll start it next week. I have a few questions though.

    What does he mean by "Light Squats or Lunges" does he mean to just do regular squats with less weight than you use on monday and friday?

    What are bent over rows?
     
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    i think christophers routine is too much for someone who just started working out.....i'd use an HST-like approach with a true beginner
     
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    what is HST?

    something like this? http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/hst1b.htm
     
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