Only doing one set, to failure?

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  1. shervin

    shervin New Member

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    I asked a respected member of another forum for a workout plan he'd recommend for a beginner like myself. He recommended I do a warmup set then just one set to failure, around 10 reps.

    Chest & Triceps day looks like this:

    Incline Bench Press
    Flat Dumbbell Press
    Skull Crushers
    Close Grip Bench Press

    What do yo uguys think about just doing one set of each to failure? Keep in mind I am just starting to work out.
     
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    ~stangzorized~ New Member

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    If you're trying to say that you're only going to do one set for each of those exercises to failure than the guy that told you that is a fucking idiot. One set isn't going to do jack shit, you might as well not even go to the gym.
     
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    ^^ ye.

    Day 1 : Chest and Back

    Chest


    Flat Barbell Bench Press : 2 x 6-8 reps
    Low Incline Dumbbell Press : 2 x 6-8 reps
    Dips : 2 x 6-8 reps

    Back

    Chin ups : 2 x 6-8 reps
    Deadlifts : 2 x 6-8 reps
    Barbell Rows : 2 x 6-8 reps
    Shrugs : 1 x 10 reps

    Day 2 : OFF

    Day 3 : Legs

    Squats : 2 x 6-8 reps
    Hack Squats : 2 x 6-8 reps
    Leg Curls : 2 x 6-8 reps
    Straight Legged Deadlifts : 2 x 6-8 reps
    Standing Calve Raises : 4 x 10 reps

    Day 4 : OFF

    Day 5 : Shoulders, Triceps and Biceps

    Shoulders


    Military Press in Rack : 2 x 6-8 reps
    Seated Dumbbell Press : 2 x 6-8 reps
    Standing Lateral Raises : 2 x 10 reps

    Triceps :

    Narrow Grip bench Press : 2 x 6-8 reps
    French Press : 2 x 6-8 reps

    Biceps :

    Barbell Curls : 2 x 6-8 reps
    Hammer Curls : 1 x 6-8 reps

    Day 6 : OFF

    Day 7 : OFF


    Abs to be done on any training day of personal choice.

    Crunches : 4 x 8-10 reps

    thats a routine that was on wannabebig.com And on there forums there were alot of guys that liked the routine
     
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    Shervin what are your goals.....If you are just starting lifting it would be ok but not optimal.......Define your goals first.....
     
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    :werd:
     
  6. shervin

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    Goals? I'd say to get big, heh. Not too concerned about strength at this point.
     
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    since your new, dont be afraid to use machines. yeah, ppl are gonna bitch how machines are for females, but machines can be important to your workout routine depending on your goals.
    most important... food. eat healthy and get all your proteins in and enough cals. http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/stella9a.htm
     
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    Looks like he's going off of some sort of HIT. If you are just starting to work out, definitely don't go with that. But people will argue back and forth whether or not HIT is better or worse. I don't know. But definitely start out lighter and work up to that if you do choose to do that.
     
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    Don't hurt yourself hotrod.......
     
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    michael FLORIDA > *

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    maverick, still not enough volume
     
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    Isn't that pretty much the basis of the DC routine?
     
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    whoismrskantz Active Member

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    really?
     
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    michael FLORIDA > *

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    not nearly..

    should be about 3 sets, 8-12 reps..

    except for squats + deads, take that down to like 3 x 5
     
  14. shervin

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    always so much conflicting advice, damn
     
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    Workout advice is always going to biased towards what that particular person has used or has had successes with...

    Everyone has some slight differences, but being Human makes us all comparable when it comes to basics...

    I personally like the 6-8 reps and the 3 sets... Like I said, this is personal. But when it comes to anything involving legs, I tend to go twards a heavier weight, doing 5x5... Although I cannot do squats/deadlifts at my fullest potential, ankle is still retarded...

    I generally do something like this:

    Day 1:

    Bench Press: 3 x 6-8 (I usually alternate between this and Incline, switching weekly)
    SkullCrushers: 3 x 6-8
    Closegrip bench: 3 x 6-8
    Dumbbell Flyes: 3 x 6-8
    Dumbbell Pullover: 3 x 6-8
    Overhead Dumbbell Press: 3 x 6-8

    Day 2:

    Deadlift: 5 x 5
    Leg Extensions: 5 x 5
    Leg Curls: 5 x 5
    Bent Over Rows: 3 x 6-8
    Upright Rows: 3 x 6-8
    Straight bar Curl: 3 x 6-8 (I usually alternate between this and Hammer Curls, switching weekly)
    Shoulder Shrugs: 3 x 6-8

    Day 3:

    I like to relax on these days, then repeat the cycle...

    *On both the days I work out I do crunches. But nothing more for my abdominals.
     
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    Maverik60 New Member

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    i didnt make routine just c&p fromw anna be big.com
     
  17. ACURA TL-S

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    I believe the DC training style is one set to failure, but you either have to go up in weight or reps every week or you switch the exercise out of the loop for another one.
     
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