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    How does this full body routine look?

    I've never done a full body routine, but I've heard good things about it. I was thinking about taking a break from my current routine from "the new rules of lifting" book, and doing a full body routine for a month or two. Here's the routine I put together (it's a 3-week cycle):

    WEEK 1

    Monday:

    Squat - 5 x 5
    Bench - 5 x 5
    Barbell row - 5 x 5
    swiss ball crunch - 3 x 15

    Wednesday:

    Deadlift - 4 x 10
    Pullups - 4 x 10
    military press - 4 x 10
    incline reverse crunch - 3 x 15

    Friday:

    Lunge - 3 x 15
    incline bench press with palms facing each other - 3 x 15
    cable seated rows - 3 x 15
    Russian twist - 3 x 15


    WEEK 2

    Monday:

    Squat - 4 x 10
    Bench - 4 x 10
    Barbell row - 4 x 10
    swiss ball crunch - 3 x 15

    Wednesday:

    Deadlift - 3 x 15
    Pullups - 3 x 15
    military press - 3 x 15
    incline reverse crunch - 3 x 15

    Friday:

    Lunge - 5 x 5
    incline bench press with palms facing each other - 5 x 5
    cable seated rows - 5 x 5
    Russian twist - 3 x 15


    WEEK 3


    Monday:

    Squat - 3 x 15
    Bench - 3 x 15
    Barbell row - 3 x 15
    swiss ball crunch - 3 x 15

    Wednesday:

    Deadlift - 5 x 5
    Pullups - 5 x 5
    military press - 5 x 5
    incline reverse crunch - 3 x 15

    Friday:

    Lunge - 4 x 10
    incline bench press with palms facing each other - 4 x 10
    cable seated rows - 4 x 10
    Russian twist - 3 x 15

    And then the cycle starts over.
    Last edited by brihead301; 09-24-2007 at 07:10 AM.

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    I mean does it look like I'm missing anything here as far as hitting all muscle groups?

    I've always done splits in the past, so this full body thing is new to me.

    Any advice appreciated.

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    I would switch Military press to friday with incline to wednesday. My back kills me when going heavy on Military press and you will need it fresh and it will be far from fresh after deads and pullups

    I personnally would do SLDeads instead of Lunges

    Check this out...

    1
    4x6 F. Squat/Bar
    3x7 Bench
    2x8 GíMorning
    3x7 BO Row
    *2x8 Calf R Neutral, __SuperSet___2x8 Hammers/Curls,

    2
    4x6 DeadLift
    3x7 Incline Press
    2x8 Step up
    3x7 Chin up
    *2x8 Calf R Pigeon,__SuperSet___2x8 CGB/SkullCrushers

    3
    4x6 SLDeadLift
    3x7 OH Press
    2x8 Lunge
    3x7 45 Row
    *2x8 Calf R Penguin, __SuperSet___2x8 ForearmBar/FWalk

    *optional
    Week 123___ 132___231___213___312___321___7th week break



    Just my input
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    Interesting. Thanks for the advice and the sample routine. I like how the set/reps change every week too like the one I posted. Are you doing that routine now? And if so, how is it working for you?

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    I am not, but a friend is, he loves it. He has switched up the rep scheme several times and sub'ed a couple workouts. He dropped G'mornings for rack pulls, 45 rows for pull overs, and lunges for some sortta split squat...he changes little things about it every 2-3 weeks it seems.

    Next time I cut I will switch to that or very similiar routine but now I am doing a 4 day split with 2 very short leg days. I really like it that way with schedule and whenever I do leg exercises I get exhausted fast!

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