Could someone please critique my routine?

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  1. benny196

    benny196 New Member

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    Monday: Squats, Light Dead lifts (heavy every 2 weeks or so) Bench press
    Tuesday: (lighter day) Preacher curls, barbell rows (Should I be doing these even though I am dead lifting on Monday?) Seated Calf Raise and Body weight like Pull-ups and dips.
    Wednesday=Monday
    Thursday=Tuesday
    Friday=Monday
    Next Week
    Monday= Tuesday
    Tuesday=Monday
    Etc.


    [FONT=&quot]Now I know this is quite a simple routine, and this is the first routine I have ever tried to design, so if I did something stupid please point it out. I will also be doing abs to warm-up Tuesday type workouts. I am 15 and have only been lifting for a few months so I am still hitting hard newb gains and I don’t think that I would need to take muscle memory into consideration, but if I do, would someone please point it out. Thanks for your time.:hs:[/FONT]
     
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    Genghis.Tron New Member

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    I don't think you need to think about having heavier/lighter days at this point. Your nervous system isn't using the muscle like he could be, you just have to worry about lifting hard for now, get some rest and eat right.
     
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    benny196 New Member

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    Well I can't squat and deadlift everyday, right?
     
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    Genghis.Tron New Member

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    Not if you want to lift 5 days a week. Many people can make great gains on a whole-body routine by lifting 3 days a week. A 2-day split could also work well for you (upper/lower, push/pull, etc) and lift 4 days a week. Just get one of those straightforward routine in the sticky, lift heavy, eat right, rest and sleep and try something new in a couple of months.
     
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    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    wow a deadlift/squat/bench day 3x a week is pretty intense.
     
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    I absolutely love working out... I feel like complete shit on days that I don't... Would it be a good idea to maybe make the routine less intense so I can do it 5 days a week without burning out? Should I split the days so its not a heavy and a light, but more of a medium? Should I abandon one day a week for cardio?<definitely not my first choice if there are other options.


    Edit: I also might substitute military press for something on light days.
     
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    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    ^yes I have, I am not sure if that would be something great for me to begin on though. I remember someone quite knowledgable saying not to get into muscle group splits until you already have a decent base. I am also more interested in lower rep higher weight type routines. But I have taken some tips from that thread on diet etc.

    edit: I reread the thread and he says it is a base starter, does this mean the same as base builder?
    edit2: Btw I really appreciate you taking the time to help me.
     
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    my routine:
    Day 1- Chest and back
    Day 2- Biceps and triceps
    Day 3- Legs and shoulders
    I do 5 sets of 25 crunches every day and 20 minutes of cardio everyday
     
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    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    True dat.
     
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    benny196 New Member

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    I am going to try something based off the westside for skinny bastards routine.
     
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