Chest and Shoulders or Chest and Back?

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  1. Intellex

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    I have to do a 3 day split between Chest/back/legs/shoulders


    Legs have their own day, Which other two should I group together for effectiveness or should I switch it up?

    Any recommendations?

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    I've done chest and triceps, chest and back, never chest and shoulders before though...

    The only problem I have with chest and back is on chest day I do a lot of heavy pressing and on back day its a lot of heavy rows, DLs, etc. If you can do both on one day then go for it, but its rough.

    If I miss a workout or know I can't make it to the gym for back day I'll do them together but I usually have to lower the volume and weight.
     
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    agreed.... too many muscles there...Chest and shoulders is hard because my triceps will burnout before i get a good shoulder workout..


    When i first started working out hard i coupled legs and chest on a 2hr sesh... i threw up pretty bad, got lightheaded and had to lie on the mat for a bit to get my senses back
     
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    When I did those kinds of splits, I usually did back/bi, chest/tri, leg/shoulder.

    Or maybe break up your shoulders routine. Work your psoterior delts on back day, and your anterior and medial delts on chest day.
     
  5. Filmboy44

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    chest and back ftw
     
  6. Intellex

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    Really?


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  7. Filmboy44

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    yes. its common sense really...no offense.

    If you're going to do two pushing movements you're going to be using the same muscle supports for both. Chest and shoulders...you're overloading your shoulders when you bench and do other movements, thus not applying as much resistance to your chest as you should be and it will become under developed over time.

    vise versa as well.


    by doing it with back, you're giving your chest and tris a rest and stretch when doing back movements...also...as an added bonus ...if you decide to do back first in the order, lets say you do a set of chins and work those lats. That is going to be ready to support a little bit more weight when you go and do your chest/bench. Your lats are used for support when you do bench, as we all know. So by having them pumped and ready instead of cold youre going to be using and controlling a bit more weight.
     
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