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ILL_Mitch
09-27-2005, 04:53 PM
I have been recommended by professional kickboxer with a Ph.D that for a three day split, doing full body routines each day is good.

ex

day 1
bench
squat
curl
etc.

day 2
incline bench
lunge
hammer curl

day 3
db press
lunge
curl
etc.

or something like that

what are your thoughts of this?

Canadian Crippler
09-27-2005, 04:58 PM
replace curls with pullups or bb rows.

Canadian Crippler
09-27-2005, 04:59 PM
Or try http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=69605

Anthony
09-27-2005, 05:00 PM
I'd replace the curls with something more productive (like triceps) and add some deadlifts, but other than that ... looks fine.

MixmasterNash
09-27-2005, 05:01 PM
I feel that full body routines constructed from non-full body exercises are limited and tiring to less than optimal effect. Just my opinion.

Anthony
09-27-2005, 05:02 PM
Ah yes, where's the back work? Definitely throw in some chins and rows.

bubba booey
09-28-2005, 08:01 AM
I agree w/ Anthony - I would perform full squats one day, RDLs the next, and conventional deads on the other; also, weighted chins (if you can add weight) and bent-over rows, both sup and pro grips, instead of curls - and you need some dips and close-grips as well

The idea of a full body routine is to use compound exercises so that you hit all muscle groups during the workout - also, if doing all compounds, which is what I do, I would limit the working set time to 45 minutes - w/ warm-ups and post-workout stretching, you'll be out of the gym in roughly 65 mins.