Switching to 5 day workout week?

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  1. DatacomGuy

    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    Friend of mine is trying to convince me to switch to a 5 day workout routine..

    Right now:

    Sunday: Back/Bi
    Monday: Off
    Tues: Chest/Tri
    Wed: Legs
    Thurs: Delts/Core
    Friday: Off
    Saturday: Off

    He is currently doing:

    Monday: Chest
    Tuesday: Back
    Wed: Arms (Bi's, Tri's, Forearms)
    Thurs: Delts
    Fri: Legs

    Thinking of changing to this to help increase growth. What do you guys think? His theory being that this would train every muscle twice a week.. Overtraining at all?
     
  2. Jay

    Jay My shit don't stink

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    I'm confused, how do either of those routines train every muscle twice a week?
     
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    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    Well, it's training twice a week indirectly.. i.e. tri's and shoulders used on chest day, chest on shoulder day, etc etc etc..
     
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    I had a similiar question about my split. I currently alternate with:
    Day 1 - Chest/Bi/Tri
    Day 2 - Legs
    Day 3 - Back/Shoulders
    Day 4 - Legs
    Day 5 - Chest/Bi/Tri
    Day 6 - Legs
    And nearly every week I have a day I cant make it to the gym so thats my off day, so I really never do legs more than twice a week.

    However, it seems most use a upper body split of Chest/Shoulders/Tri and Back/Bi, which I think I am going to start.

    For threadstarter... I would say you should throw legs on Wednesday to give your upper body a rest.
     
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    Interesting..
     
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    legs and...?
     
  7. DatacomGuy

    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    Well, I guess legs get only one day? :hs:

    Learn me here.. I want to get the max out of my time invested. Curious if he has something here or if I'll be overtraining..
     
  8. Jay

    Jay My shit don't stink

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    try an upper/lower split or a full body routine
     
  9. _Kanwisher!

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    Upper Lower Split (4-day) is yielding more results then when I was doing a 5 day split
     
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    So they way I have it now is better, in your opinion?
     
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    what upper/lower split and movements do you do before someone else asks.
     
  12. lif

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    I do:

    mon: upper heavy
    tues: lower heavy
    wed: supplemental work (grip work, shrugs, abs, nothing to strenous)
    thurs: upper light
    fri: lower light

    give it a try... it seems to be working wonders for me except for that squatting problem im having... but i doubt you'll have that, pretty sure i know my form is shit and thats what is holding me back.
     
  13. _Kanwisher!

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    Deadlifts Stiffleg DeadLifts Squats Shrugs Reverse Hyperextensions benchpress, seated cable row, close grip benchpress, close grip incline bp, plate raise

    Off the top of my head
     
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