Evaluate My Routine...

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  1. meisterboy12

    meisterboy12 New Member

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    I have been lifting for about 4 -5 months and this has been my routine so far... I am thinking about switching it up into a 3 day routine because i definately need to focus more on all of my muscles and get more excersizes in for each of my muscles.

    Day 1:Chest, Bis, Back
    Bench: 3-4 sets of 5 (135, 145, 145, 155)
    Inclined Bumbell press: 3-4 sets of 5-8(50lb dumbells)
    Declined Bench: 3-4 sets of 5 (135, 135, 145, 145)
    Preacher curls: 3-4 sets of 5 (i think its 85 including the bar, 30 on each side)
    Dumbell curls: 3-4 sets of 10-5 for each arm (40 lb dumbells)
    Dumbell Row: 3-4 sets of 8-10 (65 lb dumbell)

    Day 2:Tris, Shoulders, Legs
    Seated dumbell press: 3-4 sets of 5-7 (45 lb dumbells)
    Shoulder shrugs: 3-4 sets of 10 (65 lb dumbells)
    Tricep machine thing- you sit down and push down on 2 handles: 3-4 sets of 8-10 (110 lbs)
    Seated calf raises: 3-4 sets of 10 (80 lbs worth of plates on it)
    Hack squats: 3-4 sets of 10-12 (180, 2 45s on each side)

    Day 3: Rest

    I know i need to add more for each muscle so any helpful hints would be appreciated. I would also like know what the best muscle groups to work each day would be, like what i should work together on the same day or what i should work on different days to maximize rest time/muscle growth.

    I know i am going to get a lot of crap for not working my legs as much as i should but i am not focused on becoming a huge ass body builder. I just want to get bigger and more in shape, but also have porportioned legs to my upper body(not huge ones)

    Thanks


    Edit: Before i lift i take Trac(http://www.bulknutrition.com/?products_id=522) and i drink a protein shake after
     
  2. MaineSucks

    MaineSucks OT Supporter

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    thats wayyyy too much lowerbody and back volume

    take it easy, you're gonna get HUGE, especially on TRAC
     
  3. MaineSucks

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    jesus... you are 17 years old, take advantage of your age and get on a good routine.
     
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    I cant tell if Main is being sarcastic or not :ugh:
     
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    Devil I have become my terror. OT Supporter

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    maines' post made me look back at his routine, fucker :o
     
  6. MaineSucks

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    his leg workout is hack squats and calf raises... what do you think?
     
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    Merit83 Your mama was a snowblower!

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    I wish I had started lifting at 17... :(

    So much wasted time and testosterone
     
  8. MaineSucks

    MaineSucks OT Supporter

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    I wish I hadn't gotten my routines out of FLEX when I was 15-18 :rofl:



    thread starter, you are a new guy to the gym. My advice to you is to get on a 3-day split that will build you a solid base. Get you diet in order and lift. Get your form down before you worry about lifting big weight - if you feel embarassed using light weight in the gym, just wait. you'll be laughing at everyone there within the year.

    heres something to read:
    http://www.criticalbench.com/power-strength-training.htm

    Christophers' routine in the archives would be a good starting point, you will put on mass and strength.
     
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    meisterboy12 New Member

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    :ugh: you act like i came in here bragging about how what i do is far superior to anything anyone has ever done. i am asking for advice and help. thanks for being a douchebag.
     
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    take a step back and read a post up

    and being 17 is a good thing... your test is flowing like.... i dunno, something flows a lot
     
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    look how much more volume u have for your chest and biceps compared to your back. If you dont have a BALANCE you are asking to mess up your shoulders.

    At your age I was would seriously keep it simple and follow something everyone else designed.

    Why does everyone think they know enough right out their door to design their own routines? Do you do your own dental checkups? Come up w/ every recipe you cook?
     
  12. MaineSucks

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    Leo95SE The OMINOUS one

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    do you know how times ive sent my friend types of articles like this, and he still doesnt get it?
    i think its the 'if im not doing a lot of reps, im not doing anything' theory.

    he did a pyramid bench workout over the weekend with another friend, and went to below his current max by a lot, and for only one set, then dropped down to lower weight. he was sore and like, ah its awesome im so sore.
    poor kid. i just cant find the right words to explain to him i guess.
     
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    lol, I know.

    I was being sarcastic in my questioning of your sarcasm :)
     
  15. MaineSucks

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    sarcasm overload :rofl:
     
  16. nwmrkt

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    Sorry to hijack topic but. Im also young and starting to work out.
    So that means at a young age as I am at the test is flowing more or so to speak. So which will result in better gains correct? Just trying to verify myself
     
  17. MaineSucks

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    fuck yeah
     
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    Woo ho!
     
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