Couple of workout questions.. re overtraining

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  1. mugen

    mugen New Member

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    I workout 5-6 times a week,
    push (chest/front shoulders/tris)
    pull (back/rear shoulders/bis)
    legs
    push
    pull
    legs
    break
    repeat

    I've been training at this rate for almost 6 months now. would i be likely to gain from having a larger break between training the same body parts at this point?

    also re benching.. whats your opinion about bar to chest vs. a small gap?
    Some say you should drop it down to your chest.. i've been advised its best to leave a gap of at least a couple inches because once you go past that point your using your shoulder/chest ligaments instead of your muscle.
     
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    I don't bench heavy 2x per week. I have in the past and it works for beginners but that's about it. Re-think your program. Don't ask me how, I don't know or care enough about you to write that much, but I assume the stickies will help you.

    Touch the bar to your chest. The ligament vs. muscle wrt range of motion is not the dumbest thing I've ever heard, but it makes the top 10. Smack whoever told you that, and also, smack yourself (not too hard, you're new).

    Make sure you perform scapular retraction for pressing (pinch shoulder blades for whole range of motion).
     
  3. 4cd-Air

    4cd-Air Rape seemed like the next logical step

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    try

    push
    pull
    rest
    legs
    push
    pull
    rest


    2 rest days, one in the middle of the week
     
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    My only advice would be to listen to Cpop.

     
  5. mugen

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    yeah ill try out some new routines and see what works for me

    that benching thing was suggested by a guy with a bachelor degree in health and fitness :ugh:

    i guess experience > books anytime huh
     
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    Yes. Most times. IMO.
    Tell him his advice was contrdicted by a moderator in fitness and nutrition. :mamoru:
     
  7. Uglybob69

    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    I'd ask the guy with the degree what book he pulled that out of. I would almost guarantee it is entitled "His Ass"
     
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    just a word of advice for life: a bachelor's degree in anything means absolutely nothing.
     
  9. Ceaze

    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    muscles don't even have ligaments
     
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    Why?

    Should we do that with DBs as well?
     
  11. mugen

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    I remember I was told to do that with DBs first time i ever did db bench
     
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