View Full Version : How is this routine?

06-02-2005, 04:57 PM
Here is the routine I am using. How is it? Is there anything I can do to improve it? I'm 5'11 135 lbs and trying to bulk. Thanks.

Day 1: Chest, Shoulders
Bench Press (3 sets 8 reps)
Incline Press (3 sets 8 reps)
Dips (3 sets to failure)
Military Press (3 sets 8 reps)
Side Lateral Raises (3 sets 8 reps)
Rear Lateral Raises (3 sets 8 reps)
Triceps Pushdown (3 sets 8 reps)

Day 2: Legs
Squat (3 sets 8 reps)
Leg Press (3 sets 8 reps)
Leg Extensions (3 sets 8 reps)
Leg Curls (3 sets 8 reps)
Stiff Leg Deadlifts (3 sets 8 reps)
Seated Calf Raises (3 sets 8 reps)
Standing Calf Raises (3 sets 8 reps)

Day 3: Arms/Back
Deaflifts (3 sets 8 reps)
Barbell Curls (3 sets 8 reps)
Hammer Curls (3 sets 8 reps)
Shrugs (3 sets 8 reps)
Barbell Rows (3 sets 8 reps)
Dumbell Rows (3 sets 8 reps)
Chins (3 sets til failure)
Lateral Pulldowns (3 sets 8 reps)

06-02-2005, 07:13 PM
incorporate some "power" days where you go heavy for few reps for a little thickness. it's a nice mass routine though. few things.. i don't think you need two calf exercises. add more squat sets and get rid of leg extensions. instead of incline press with a barbell, i'd switch to dumbbell. these are just my own suggestions, im sure there are a variety of opinions you will receive. also lose the barbell curls or switch them with something else.

06-02-2005, 08:11 PM
to bulk, you need to eat more. I suggest looking at some WBB routines to see how a program should be set up.

06-02-2005, 09:57 PM
you dont need to do deadlifts 2x a week. Also looks like alota exercises and I would suggest doing a warmupset in there for one of ur first lifts of the day

06-02-2005, 11:25 PM
If you eat ALOT you can do well with that I think. Otherwise I think it's too much volume. But yea, since you are bulking, if you want go for it.

06-05-2005, 11:27 AM
Thanks for your opinions guys.

06-06-2005, 04:35 PM
I think my biggest question is how many days do you take off? DO you do all three right in row then take 4 days off. That would work out pretty good. One thing to remember is do what your body likes if you feel overly tired then get rid of some sets or lifts.