Does the order of exercises matter?

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  1. ices

    ices New Member

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    My monday routine goes like this:
    BB Bench (5x5)
    DB Incline
    Pull-ups (3 x max)
    Lat pull-down

    I try to move my BB bench and pull-ups up in weight/rep every week. DB incline bench and lat pull-downs don't have any particular rep scheme. I just try to stay on par with last week, or improve. Until now, I've always performed the exercises in the order as shown above. However, if I perform BB Bench and pull-ups first, followed by DB incline and lat pull-down, I can do more weight on the latter exercises since it's like I'm taking a longer rest. In this case, would it be beneficial to perform them at the end, or does it not really matter?
     
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    Most do compound movements first, then move onto isolation like you have there...

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    Spiritus Active Member

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    Warm up, weights then cardio.

    Warm up for weights.

    Weights so you get all your nutrients, etc, and you dont get tired.

    Then what is left should be burnt off in cardio.

    I was told this by a very fit individual.
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    they're all compound movements
     
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    Compound first, then isolation..

    Bigger muscle groups first, then smaller.. I.e. on back/bi day, do back first, then bi's.. Chest/Tri day, do chest first, then Tri...
     
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    I think there is a misunderstanding here... let me rephrase.

    Order 1:
    BB Bench (5x5)
    DB Incline
    Pull-ups (3 x max)
    Lat pull-down


    Order 2:
    BB Bench
    Pull-ups
    DB Incline
    Lat Pull-down

    If I do Order 2, I can lift substantially more weight in the DB Incline Press and Lat Pull-down versus Order 1. However, for Order 1, there is less of a "rest" between similar exercises (BB Bench/Incline DB and Pull-ups/Lat Pull-down), which I also heard was beneficial.

    So, does it matter which order I use? Is one more beneficial than the other, or does it not really matter?
     
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    methusala New Member

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    You could try putting your chest/tris and back/bis on different days, and do like Ferrous said, putting the compound movements before the isolation movements. I cant get a good chest or back workout in half a workout's time.
     
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