How's my self-made routine???

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  1. Wombats Unlimited

    Wombats Unlimited OT Supporter

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    I'm 6'3, 200lbs, pretty low BF, looking to gain as much size as possible - focused on upper body development (I know, I know). If it's no good, reccomend me a routine that works each muscle group 2x a week, focuses on upper body and aims to put on mass (vs strength, otherwise I'd do the Bill Starr routine)

    It looks like this:

    Mon - Chest and Back

    BB Bench - 3x8
    DB Incline - 3x8
    Dips OR Decline DB 3x10
    Deadlifts - 3x8
    Bent over rows - 3x8
    Heavy shrugs - 3x8

    Tues - Legs and Arms

    Squats - 3x8
    Leg Press - 3x8
    DB Shoulder press - 3x8
    Lateral Raises - 3x8
    Upright rows - 3x8
    BB curls - 3x8
    DB Hammer Curls 3x8
    Tricep dips 3x8
    Skullcrushers 3x8

    Wed - OFF

    Thurs - Chest and Back

    BB Bench - 3x8
    DB Incline - 3x8
    Dips OR Decline DB 3x10
    Pullups - 3x8
    Bent over rows - 3x8
    One-arm rows/ Cable rows - 3x8

    Fri - Legs and Arms

    Ham machine - 3x8
    Glute machine - 3x8
    DB Shoulder press - 3x8
    Upright rows - 3x8
    BB curls - 3x8
    DB Hammer Curls 3x8
    Tricep dips 3x8
    Tricep pulldowns 3x8
    Close-grip bench 3x8

    So how does it look, feel free to tell me it sucks I'm sure it does, but I think I include a lot of the important exercises - I'm open to a new routine, I just came up with this one myself, been doing it for a few months.
     
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    I stopped reading at "focused on upper body".

    Then I saw what, 8, 9 movements on leg/arm day? Dude, scrap this and move on to something made by someone who knows what they are doing.

    Theres an entire sticky with routines listed in it. I'd venture to guess that 95% of them are better than this.

    As for size vs strength - blah. Chris said this way back in the day and I really do still believe it... There are plenty of big dudes who are not strong, but there are no strong dudes who are not big. Train for strength, eat the right foods and in surplus of calories... and you WILL grow.

    And for fucks sake, that av is fucking gross.
     
  3. TZ

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    I stopped reading at "How's my self-made routine???" :hs:
     
  4. Anabolic Pop-Tarts

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    The problem with working arms on the day after you did chest and back is that the arms and shoulders already get somewhat fatigued during your chest and back workout. Not enough recovery time. And maybe I'm wrong but doing back and chest on the same day seems like an awful lot. Maybe move back to biceps day and move chest to triceps day. That way you're at least grouping similar movements. Then it'll look more like a push-pull routine than what you've got there.

    You really don't have much in the way of legs on there, either.....

    Most routines I've seen that have multiple days per week per body part also vary the rep scheme from one day to another. Might be a thought.
     
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    Just like every other "self made routine".
     
  7. tqpolo

    tqpolo ***** Platinum Member OT Supporter

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    From the way you posted it's 3 reps for 8 sets.
     
  8. Thoth

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    why are you doing back and chest on the same day? they are big enough muscle groups to have their own day. you put arms on a separate day (with legs) but all those chest and back exercises are going to be working your arms, why not just slip in your bb curls (or w.e) after youve done back? instead of trying to hit just your biceps on a separate day which imo is a waste of time
     
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