thinking of switching up my workout routine... opinions? v. muscles 2x/week

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  1. ccrooks

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    right now, i'm on a split that looks something like
    monday: chest
    tuesday: back
    wednesday: shoulders
    thursday: legs
    (cardio & abs on off days)

    and i'm thinking about doing
    monday: chest/back (4 or 5 sets of 4-6 reps)
    tuesday: shoulders/legs (4 or 5 sets of 4-6 reps)
    wednesday: chest/back (3 sets of 8-12 reps)
    thursday: shoulders/legs (3 sets of 8-12 reps)

    what do you guys think? pointless? good idea?
     
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    woah, wtf?
     
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    I think you maybe be overworking your shoulders just a bit. But it also depends on your volume and exercise selection.
    I would go with a split like this

    upper
    lower
    off
    upper
    lower
     
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    from the log:
    this is what a normal shoulder day looks like for me
    usually, i throw some shrugs in there, too

    i'm used to a lot of shoulder volume... the shoulders like it :hs:
     
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    i agree
     
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    so... upper = chest/back/shoulders
    and lower = legs
    ?

    what would be the harm of moving shoulders to the leg day?
     
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    I do something like this...

    mon: chest/tri
    tues: back/bi
    wed: off
    thurs: legs/grip work(heh thanks grouch)
    fri: chest/shoulders

    I just like hitting chest twice a week for some reason... is this bad? I've been seeing decent gains...
     
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    I do

    Push
    Pull
    off
    Push
    Pull
    Repeat

    Seeing great gains , much better then body split routine
     
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    generally upper = chest, upper back, shoulders, arms
    lower = abs, lower back, glutes, hams, quads, calves
     
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    I just switched to a:

    Upper Heavy
    Lower Heavy
    Off
    Upper Light
    Lower Light

    seems to be going arrright
     
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    i think you should think about the rest/recovery period.

    According to your plan you'd be getting 1 day then 4 days of rest recovery. why not change it to a monday/tuesday, wed off, thurs/fri, sat/sun off? this way you're more balanced in that you have 2 days of recovery then 3 days of recovery per body part.
     
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    interesting... i might try this...

    that shifts my deadlifts to lower day... which means that lower = squats and deads :wiggle:
    i'm gonna tweak my plan and probably start in 2 weeks

    thanks for the suggestions, guys
     
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