I have been doin this routine for a few weeks now. It seems like it hits everything pretty good. I just want your opinions on it just incase it might have negative effects. I'm tryin to do a bulk with this routine and right now i'm up about 4 or 5 pounds i finally made it to the 150lb mark, all the times before i couldn't break 148 no matter how hard i tried. So heres the routine.
Flat bench: 3x8
Incline bench: 3x8
Leg extension: 2x8
Friday: Bis, Tris, Shoulders
Any opinions or advice is apreciated.
that actrually looks good to me.
Beer helped slow down my metabolism.... -ozzyman
How about tossing in some calf raises on leg day
Not enough work on the chest day, but that's just me. Also, I find my shoulders so difficult to workout that I need to have them as their own day. I always do calf raises, and it makes more sense to do tris on a chest day. Nevertheless, you would certainly see results on such a routine as long as you lifted heavy enough weights.
Drop the shrugs and put in deadlifts. These will work the entire lower back and traps as well.Originally Posted by Munky
Replace the preacher curls with barbell curls. Instead of skulls I'd do close grip bench press.
I'd also put triceps with chest and biceps with back. Since you work triceps with most chest exercises why not put them together? Same goes for biceps and back. With your current routine you are working chest, back and legs once, and arms and shoulders twice a week (as they are used in chest and back work).
The volume and rep range look good. Also most of the exercises you have included are solid as well. Overall a fairly good routine and better than most that I've seen on here
Last edited by Songsangnim; 10-23-2004 at 11:43 PM.
On your chest day, start out with INCLINE, not flat, you will be happy with that decision in the long run
yeah i agree with gmc....
and too much on friday with the arms split those up...... aside from that it doesnt look to bad
Where are the deadlifts??? tuttut
Originally Posted by GMCtrk
Why? Please elaborate.
I'd like to know why too.
Originally Posted by ExtremeAnabolic
Before replying, I strongly suggest that you look for the member Daniel Clough (he is the owner of this website) and read the info in his sig about chest and inclines.
As for the OP, flat bench is fine.
Last edited by Songsangnim; 10-26-2004 at 08:31 AM.
If the question was why incline bench press. The reason why you would do incline bench is that it is the weakest part of your chest it hits. If you notice you can push more weight in flat and decline than incline. One of the many keys to getting stronger is to find the weakest link and make it stronger............
Listen to EA please, and don't waste our time with this stuff.Originally Posted by BFG123
Incline press is weaker because it involves the delts more than flat pressing, not because that "part of the chest" is weaker.
Last edited by MixmasterNash; 10-26-2004 at 09:24 AM.
when you do military press do it standing so that you can isolate it more.
when you sit you tend to lean back which uses a bit of chest as well. (i find this anyway)