total body or muscle groups ?

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  1. saint jimmy88

    saint jimmy88 New Member

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    i read in a men's health that if you do a total body work out 3 times a week you will gain more muscle than when you work specific muscle groups.

    i'm trying to get the most out of my workouts and i don't know if i'm wasting time doing specific group exercises when i should be doing a total body.

    anyone heard/tried this?
     
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    k. will chek later, time for work.

    ibnooneelsesaysanything
     
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    what the nigga
     
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    If it's that one that someone scanned and posted on here, I've been doing it for a couple of weeks and I really like it. You just vary the reps/sets/resting times for each one. It seems to really focus on back excercises but that's fine with me. And I switch every other deadlift with squats.

    I know alot of people have issues with the health magazines, but if you read that article it makes alot of sense, to me anyway.
     
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    i have been wondering this as well. I read an article today that said bruce lee did full body workouts three times a week, and he was reputed as being pound for pound one of the most powerful men ever
     
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    He proved it with his 0-0-0 record. :bowdown:
     
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    power is not defined as "how many asses you beat"

     
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    I am not taking anything away from Bruce but he was a martial artist not a fighter. :x:

    fighter: someone who fights (or is fighting) :cool:
     
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    hey he was undefeated
     
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    Oh god, don't turn this into a Bruce Lee discussion, it will be ruined very quickly that way.
     
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    which is complete bullshit for one, and for second he also probably spent all day every day on a punching bag and doing other athletic stuff. Weight training does not make someone a great fighter, it can add to their game (if they do it right).
     
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    "According to Lee," who never fought in the ring before, "...blahblahblahblah"



    :hsugh:
     
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    Hey look, this thread has been gay from post 1 and it naturally attracted Christophers... funny how that always seems to work out :hay:
     
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    Touche
     
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    oh shit i always just assumed skeletor was suprnova's new board name :rofl:
     
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    http://forums.offtopic.com/showthread.php?p=55420550#post55420550

    it does make sense, and as soon as i recover i think i might try it out
     
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    Yeah that's it. I do have a question about it though, hard to explain, but are you supposed to do 2A 2B 2A 2B or 2A 2B 3A 3B etc? I do a set of incline db presses, a set of rows, then go back to the presses.

    Another thing is that is says it works out every major muscle, but what about quads? Do deadlifts really trigger them at all? I do the squats every other one because of that.
     
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    I prefer the full body 3x/week or the upper lower split 4x/week, but thats just me :dunno:
     
  21. Skeletor

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    upper/lower ftw.

    Mine is:

    Mon/Thurs: Lower/midsection
    Tues/Fri: upperbody
     
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    I've heard that also, 3X full body is most effective, but also that is the most taxing on the body. Unless you're an Intermediate body builder+ I assume a muscle group split would be plenty effective. Many pro body builders only do single muscle groups as it is so who knows :dunno:
     
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