Should I step up my routine? v. critique

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  1. CaseLogic

    CaseLogic Longhorns - Mavs - Cowboys - Tool - 24 - Lost - Th

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    I had to stop going to the gym a while back, but now I'm starting up again, with my main goal being weight gain. I'm very skinny, but since I'm on break from school and just work, I have plenty of time after work to workout whenever I need to.

    As of last week (I started 2 weeks ago), this is my general routine:

    Sunday:
    Chest
    -Bench, incline, and some chest extension machine (you situp and push out)
    Tris
    -Worked out with chest exercises, plus a cable and machine tri workout.

    Tuesday
    Back
    -Pulldown, row, a couple other machine exercises (I can never remember their names)
    Bis
    -Worked out during back exercises + a machine extension and dumb-bell exercise

    Thursday
    Legs
    -Leg press, hamstring extension, leg extension (quads), two calf exercises

    I've always been in the habit of doing 3x10 for each individual exercise, but depending on where I'm at in my routine, I tend to start just going 'til failure when I get toward the end of the workout for a muscle group. I also try to up the weight (usually by only 5 for most upper body exercises since I'm still a weak-ass mofo) each set, and by my 3rd set for most exercises I'm either having trouble as I approach the 6-10th rep (my hope is that this just pushes my muscles to improve).

    I'm looking for any and all critique for my routine, since I'm very open and you guys know way more than I do. I could probably fit more exercises in per muscle group, but the problem is that by the third or fourth exercise for bi's for example, they're already burned out from doing the other exercises AND back exercises, which also use bi's. So I don't know if I could do any more than 3 exercises per muscle group yet.

    Also keep in mind my goal is weight, so I guess I'm focusing more on muscle mass other than strength, but I assume they go hand in hand. Drinkin my weight gain protein every day :bigthumb:
     
  2. chickenadobo

    chickenadobo New Member

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    This is how I would change your current routine:

    Sunday
    Squats
    Romanian Deadlift or Stiff Leg Deadlift
    DB/BB Lunges or any other single leg work.

    Weighted Abs

    Tuesday
    Incline BP
    Flat Bench
    Dips

    Rope Pushdowns
    Flys

    Thursday
    Deadlift
    BB/DB Rows
    Pullups

    DB Curls
    Wrist Curls

    But I think this may work better for you:

    Sun
    Heavy Squat
    Bench
    Row

    Tue
    Light Squat
    Deadlift
    Overhead Press
    Pullups

    Thur
    Medium Squat
    Incline/Flat Bench
    Rows
     
  3. CaseLogic

    CaseLogic Longhorns - Mavs - Cowboys - Tool - 24 - Lost - Th

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    I'm really skinny and I just started lifting again recently, won't deadlifts be too much for me right now? I could just have a misconception of deadlifts
     
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    michael FLORIDA > *

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    you have a misconception
     
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    aldrinefedorov New Member

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    i'm using the pilates band for workouts at home,don't wanna go to the gym,can u advise any exercises using it?
     
  6. Ceaze

    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    no.
     
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    maks Bah! t(-_-t)

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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    Yea have someone use it as a giant rubber band and shoot you in the face with it
     
  11. chickenadobo

    chickenadobo New Member

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    Everyone except people with back problems should be deadlifting regardless of level. Just start off with light weights (the bar) and work on your form. It will really pay off and get your back thick as hell.
     
  12. kit99bar

    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    i hurt my lower back slightly doing poor form learning OLY squats. I only do cleans for back now. hopefully be better in a few months.

     
  13. Ceaze

    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    so you have poor form on squats but think you can perform a proper clean?
     
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  15. CaseLogic

    CaseLogic Longhorns - Mavs - Cowboys - Tool - 24 - Lost - Th

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    thanks for your contribution :mamoru:
     
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    There's never a time you shouldn't be doing deadlifts unless you have serious issues with your spine.
     
  17. CaseLogic

    CaseLogic Longhorns - Mavs - Cowboys - Tool - 24 - Lost - Th

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    Noted. I haven't gotten any real critique on my routine though. Should I up the weight and lower the reps for better muscle gain/strength training? Or am I good where I'm at?
     
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    no, get on one of the many pre posted routines.
     
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  20. CaseLogic

    CaseLogic Longhorns - Mavs - Cowboys - Tool - 24 - Lost - Th

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    bump for more opinions :x:
     
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    well then what the fuck are you looking for?

    Those 4 routines pretty much cover every aspect of lifting, if you can't make progress towards your goals on one of those you should just stop. Or you could go read the stickies/archives.
     
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    caribou New Member

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    the title of your post was "Should I step up my routine? v. critique"

    step up your routine by using a different one. choose one of the four listed.

    also, stop being an asshole. you want critiques but then dont even post your weights or body specifics.
     
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