upper vs. lower vs. full body...

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  1. GND

    GND BBP! OT Supporter

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    is it best to alternate days of weight training and then have a full body day ?

    ex:
    Mon/Weds- lower
    Tues/Thurs- upper
    Saturday- Full
    something like that along with some cardio for those 3 to 4 days out of the week?

    I haven't seriously lifted since college. Not trying to do any hardcore bodybuilding (not planning on doing any competitions anytime soon) but wanted to get some ideas.

    I need to start strenght training earlier and more this season. I start marathon training in mid-July and need to crosstrain and lift a bit more.. etc up until about November. I wouldn't stop completely, but lessen the consistency of lifting.
     
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    split it up
     
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    :confused: what do you mean?
     
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    itd be fine, whatre you thinking like some kind of circuit work??
     
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    something like that, but like doing chest, back, shoulders, biceps, triceps on one day(M/W) then the next day quads, hams, calves, abs(T/Th) and incorporating cardio at least 3 to 4 times a week(M/W/Th)
     
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    2 upper & 2 lower days should be more than sufficient, no need for a full-body day too.
     
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    thats a long freakin time in the gym


    i do back/bi ; chest/tri ; legs/shoulders
     
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    Thanks!! :)
     
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    hmmm.. not really.. possibly an hour or hour and a half if you're doing about 3 sets each and I'd targe about 3 of those areas. If I go at 5:30 in the morning there's not that many people in at that time.

    I'll let you know though when I get everything in order and going :o
     
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    GOGZILLA Double-Uranium Member

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    thats basically the groups i do on any westside template. the full body day would probably be overkill but i dont know your lifting style, intensity, volume so theres no way to really say
     
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