Working major muscle groups back to back ?

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  1. nitak

    nitak New Member

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    I workout my chest the day after legs. and i feel like its affecting my chest workout. Anyone else feel the same way ? I want to bring up my upperbody but yet at the same time i dont want to neglect my other major muscle groups. But if i go 100% still on my back/legs it affects my chest workout.

    my current workout routine

    Day rest 1 Legs
    Day rest 2 Chest\bi's
    Day days 3 Rest
    Day days 4 Back
    Day nights 5 shoulders\tri's
    Day nights 6 rest
    Day 7 Repeat Legs

    bi's/tri's are interchangeable, i only work them out when i feel like it. I want to get my upperbody up to par with my legs/back. I've been making some progress on my compound lifts for DL/squats, but its been stagnate with my chest.

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    those 2 groups are completely unrelated.
     
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    kilian You've got quite a treasure there in that Horadric OT Supporter

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    define "affects".
    I honestly could see if you were maxing on chest and your back or legs hurt, you might feel some pain/twinges in them, but... besides that I don't know.
     
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    you should do chest/tri's and back/bi's
     
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    since he asked
     
  6. nitak

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    i feel like its affecting my energy levels. If i workout my legs hard then workout chest the next day, my lifts arent as strong.
     
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    whats your diet like man? you take any stimulants pre-workout?
     
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    Man you gota take a full bath in milk after a workout thats what the pros do...
     
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    Do the Bill Starr routine so you can do Bench squats and deads all on the same DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    if you dont' think you have enough energy, get more cals, especially pre workout
     
  11. The Boy Bastard

    The Boy Bastard Bewbie's??

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    That and depends on how much sleep you are able to get the night before, both will make a big difference.
     
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    How long do you workout for? How many exercises/sets/reps?
     
  13. nitak

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    Probably my diet, i'm not taking any supps at the moment. Just whey protein post workout. i'll usually do 3-4 exercises 3sets each 5-12 reps.
     
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    Besides tying some things suggested already try starting your workout week with chest/bis rather than legs for a month or so. If your chest still isnt making progress there could some other issues at hand. You also could try taking in some carbs post workout with your protein.
     
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