How many different types of lifts is too much?

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  1. lawrencel715

    lawrencel715 New Member

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    so i do a push pull routine 4-5 times a week, and my main goal is strength. i notice i tend to incorporate many different types of lifts. is that good or bad?

    for instance, here's an example of what i'd do for my back on pull days. one pull day i would do deadlift and face pulls. the next pull day i'd do
    bent over db rows and pullups. and then the next pull day i'd do deadlift and back extensions. i must do deadlift once a week, but the other 3 back lifts i'd do for my back varies depending on what's available and what i feel like doing.

    any benefits of doing, say, 1. just deadlift, rows, and pullups versus doing 2. deadlift, rows, pullups, facepulls, extensions, good mornings, pulldowns, etc etc etc?

    my first thought to this answer would be to do #1 for strength focus, and #2 for definition. not sure about this, so thoughts?
     
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    currently i gain the most doing one body part 1x week... tried 2x wk and it did pretty much nothing. 4-5x wk sounds too much for me. are you reaching said goals with ur current workout?
     
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    Why don't you post your entire routine?

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    I feel you need more volume on the compound movements.

    I.e. more sets of deadlift squat and bench, possibly heavier for less reps.
     
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    by 4-5 that includes both push and pull. like, i'd do push sat, pull sun, push tues, pull wed, push sat, rinse and repeat. so i'm doing pull twice a week, meaning that i'm hitting my back twice a week with ~2 lifts.
     
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    then you were doing it wrong :mamoru:
     
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    so i've been generally using a 24 rep scheme for all my lifts, whether that be compound or isos. i used to do 4x6 or 6x4 for compounds, and 3x8 or 2x12 for isos. does that work?

    or would you recommend something like 8x4, 6x6, etc. for compounds, and 2x8 for isos, which would basically mean more reps for compounds and less for isos.

    and back to my original question, ok to have multiple types of lifts for a muscle group?
     
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    I dont think I would/ever do less than 5 work sets on my compound lifts.

    5x5 is good, triples are good, sets of 6 are good, I do sets of 6-12 on accesory work, but usually not on compound stuff.

    I always try to do more than three sets on anything.

    I recomend finding a program to use, and not doing your own thing.
     
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    thanks for the info boss.
     
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    prob
     
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