grouping or full body workouts?

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  1. Mopar03

    Mopar03 73-9 OT Supporter

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    I've searched, but can't find a clear cut answer to this.

    I've never lifted before, but just attended an orientation at my gym and am ready to start. I've done quite a bit of research, but answers seem to vary.
    I plan to lift 2-3 times per week and my goal is to build muscle mass. should I do a full body workout each day or go something like day 1 (back and biceps), day 2 (chest and triceps), day 3 (shoulders and legs)?

    any help would be much appreciated
     
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    Mopar03 73-9 OT Supporter

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    are 5x5's good for a beginner? the gym trainer told me to go 1-2 sets of 8-15 reps for about a month until my body gets used to the routine, then I can add another set or two :dunno:
     
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    dont give up in the start. It will be more painful/sore than normal. Your body will adapt to the soreness, even though you'll still feel it, it'll just be more gentle. Kind of.
     
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    being a noob, you're gonna see good gains with any type of routine.

    Westside for Skinny Bastards is my fav thee days

    http://www.elitefts.com/ws4sb/WS4SB.pdf

    Total Body Training is also good.

    5x5 tend to be more strength focused, but as I said, being a noob, you should see gains whatever you do
     
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    In the begining I did a 3x10 routine to get used to everything, light to moderate weight. After about 8 - 10 weeks I changed it up, worked nicely for me.

     
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    starting strength
     
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    thanks for all the info guys :bowdown:
     
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    listen to the gym trainer?
    I know when beginning martial arts or boxing your not supposed to punch with your full force because it can break your wrists because your joints aren't used to it and it takes time to build them up.

    do the stuff your gym trainer suggested for a month, during this time learn about proper nutrition, then after that first initiation month move on to whatever workout you like.
     
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    I recommend full body 3x a week for someone who's never trained before, 1-3 sets per bodypart each workout.
     
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    thats a good workout, i have gained from doing this workout.
     
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    As a beginner as well, I found starting out with less weight, doing a few more reps per set until I got the form down worked for me. Maybe something like 3x8-12. A couple of weeks later, you can increase weight/sets lower the reps if you so choose.
     
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    i didn't click the link

    i saw hitworkout in the url and replied
     
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    how should I rotate exercises?

    1. straight sets? (chest, rest 60 sec, chest, move on to next exercise)

    2. pairing? (biceps, triceps, biceps, triceps, move on to next pair)

    3. full rotation? (back, chest, quads, biceps, etc., then start at the beginning again for the 2nd set?)
     
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    jesus christ.

    go in there. lift some heavy shit. fuck up some muscles real good. do whatever exercises fuck those muscles up the most.

    come back tomorrow or the next day, and fuck some different muscles up lifting some more heavy shit.

    eat a lot, keep fats down and protein high. sleep a bunch too.

    it's not rocket science people.
     
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    personally i would say strait sets. so you can focus on that one exercise and really learn the form then move on to the next. Keep in mind this advice doesn't mean you should do strait sets forever, just in the beginning
     
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    form will be what you need to really focus on being a newbie. also read the stickies on nutrition, its something that most of people didn't learn when beginning and lost out on some great gains.
    i forget where i read this and wish i could back it up with a source but it was growth is 40% work at the gym and 60% nutrition.
     
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    stop worrying about it. just start do one muscle group at a time, work through the sets and move on to the next, starting with compound movements and moving towards the iso stuff (ie. start with squats, finish with curls). you don't need to worry about complicating things by worrying about pairing or any of that shit.
     
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